Judge Info - Ned Ford

Showdog.com Judge Since Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Retirement Announced 3/31/2018

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 Ned Ford looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Bob Golub
2 Chric Hoover
3 Kristen Gowin
4 Dianne Carter
5 Adrian Campbell
6 Abby Stewart
7 Chry Krell
8 Judy Clarkson
9 Kath Hazlett
10 Nata Deming
11 Evan Kown
12 Aarry Schmit
13 Carolyn Beerer
14 Thom Kogut
15 Bart Alderette
16 Yvette Glover
17 Mark Jetter
18 Caraces Rowen
19 Veronica Sheidt
20 Sana Rasnick
21 Scott Ramsey
22 Claire McAllister
23 Mick Sherrer
24 Valera Ortiz
25 Hun Sargeant

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
CKCS Hello Summer E 5/26/2018
Anatolian May NH II 5/5/2018
Jester Dogs 109th All Breed Show 4/29/2018 SkyHaven Game Changer
Plus Spring Show 10 4/27/2018 SkyHaven Game Changer
April 2018 Whippet Nationals 4/26/2018
April 2018 Flat-Coated Retriever Nationals 4/25/2018
April 2018 English Toy Spaniel Nationals 4/24/2018
To The Circle All Breed 1 4/23/2018 SkyHaven Game Changer
April 2018 Pyrenean Shepherd Nationals 4/22/2018
April 2018 Chinese Shar-Pei Nationals 4/21/2018


Did you know?
A conformation dog show is not a comparison of one dog to another but a comparison of each dog to a judge's mental image of the ideal breed type as outlined in the individual breed's breed standard.