Judge Info - Lewis Andersen

Showdog.com Judge Since Monday, September 30, 2013
Retirement Announced 7/31/2014

Doesn't like using the same breeds that win every other show for BIS. Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. Moderate level of breed bias.

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 Lewis Andersen looks for.

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

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.  Lewis Andersen has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Terri Farnum
2 Bradie DiNapoli
3 Listy Cousar
4 Huntert Dawe
5 Hen Kilburn
6 Erik Mitchell
7 Cliff Irwin
8 Keven Dowdle
9 Ben Marro
10 Maret Gentile
11 Rachero Fergus
12 Bre Strayhorn
13 Tod Brubaker
14 Aly Dimaggio
15 Chuck Donaldson
16 Stephanie Scott
17 Jos Harter
18 Ron Boening
19 Jene Moak
20 Kimberly Carson
21 Parker Hart
22 Joandy Classen
23 Joey Finch
24 Holly Pollok
25 Emily Nguyen

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
September 2019 Spinone Italiano Nationals 9/8/2019
IG 9/6 9/6/2019
September 2019 Bullmastiff Nationals 9/3/2019
Dobe Lovers 25 8/14/2019
Forty Below 3 7/15/2019 Lisra Valiant Warrior
airedale 7/13/2019
German Spitz Club 44 4/19/2019
Fun and Sun 3 4/9/2019
April 2019 Belgian Sheepdog Nationals 4/3/2019
March 2019 Lhasa Apso Nationals 3/24/2019


Did you know?
The sit for exam is a modified version of the Stand for Exam. It is generally used in novice level classes and requires the handler to order the dog to sit and then to move away from the dog the length of the leash. The judge will then approach the dog and pet the dog's head.