Judge Info - Jeff Dunbar

Showdog.com Judge Since Sunday, September 30, 2012

Doesn't like using the same breeds that win every other show for BIS. Not very political. Relatively high level of breed bias. Thinks a dog needs to earn its championship before it should even be considered for best of breed.


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 Jeff Dunbar looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Normal
Forequarter Very Low
Hindquarter High
Gait High
Top Neck and Back Low
Coat Normal
Size/Height Normal
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.  Jeff Dunbar has been known to prefer the following handlers.

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

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
October 2015 Basset Hound Nationals 10/12/2015
October 2015 Caucasian Mountain Dog Nationals 10/9/2015
Halcyon GWP 14 10/5/2015
iBark Sibes XIII 10/3/2015
October 2015 Miniature Pinscher Nationals 10/2/2015
iBark Sibes XI 10/1/2015
Why So Few Keeshond Specialties? 9/29/2015
Halcyon Puli 2 9/28/2015
September SFT Specialty 9/24/2015
Beltane Celebration 9 9/23/2015 Nachthunde Hakim

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