Judge Info - Ester Arriaga

Showdog.com Judge Since Monday, September 30, 2013

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Not very political. Low level of breed bias. Has a tendency to like dogs the more often they're seen.

Traits

Each judge on ShowDog.Com gives a different amount of weight to each trait of the dogs that they judge in each show.  Below is a table of which traits Ester Arriaga looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Low
Forequarter Low
Hindquarter Normal
Gait Low
Top Neck and Back Low
Coat High
Size/Height Low
Feet High

Favorite Handlers

Each judge has a preference for certain handlers.  These preferences may be based on past experiences, showing style, or just plain old dirty politics.  This preference is completely separate from the quality of the exhibitor, which DOES come into play in the show ring.  Ester Arriaga has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Angela Fletcher
2 Martha Woodson
3 Sam Tacker
4 Mike Schneider
5 Geor Board
6 Marry Anne Bryant
7 Reberol Pattison
8 David Scott
9 Doug Mavroulis
10 Joey Allen
11 Sylvia Tejeda
12 Patrick Sayforth
13 Ellen Schroeder
14 Bruce Creel
15 Rusty Walter
16 Shael Parramore
17 Kelly LaFoy
18 Jana Mezies
19 Chri Faison
20 Roxanne Leatherwood
21 Joe Kensing
22 Mandy Parcus
23 Billip Soltero
24 Pamarba Lhoam
25 Kim Coleman

Only the top 25 are listed for the sake of brevity.

Recent Judged Shows

Below is a list of the shows recently judged by this judge. 

Show Date Best in Show
GSP Day Out 8 3/1/2015
February 2015 Saint Bernard Nationals 2/26/2015
Summerwind February 25th Show 2/25/2015 Studios Worlds A Better Place
Release the Kracken 2/23/2015 Studios Worlds A Better Place
Country Strong 2/22/2015 Studios Worlds A Better Place
February 2015 Chinese Shar-Pei Nationals 2/21/2015
Langland Borzoi Specialty 3 2/20/2015
February 2015 Bedlington Terrier Nationals 2/19/2015
Silhouette Snow Show 2/18/2015 Jingles Forgotten One
Bring Out Your Best Tonight Tonight 2/13/2015 Jingles Forgotten One


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