Judge Info - Randal Harris

Showdog.com Judge Since Monday, August 31, 2015
Retirement Announced 5/31/2018

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Actually prefers to see the owner of the dog handling it. Low 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 Randal Harris looks for.

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

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.  Randal Harris has been known to prefer the following handlers.

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

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
Aussie Fall Special 2 11/12/2018
Masterfully Planned All Breed 18 10/26/2018 DKs Dark Side Of The Moon
Halcyon Borzoi 34 9/27/2018
PointyHead 170 7/27/2018
Aussie Anniversary 17 6/29/2018
GaylanStudio June 28th All Breed 6/28/2018 DKs Relight My Fire
June 2018 Belgian Laekenois Nationals 6/27/2018
June 2018 Kooikerhondje Nationals 6/26/2018
June 2018 Japanese Chin Nationals 6/25/2018
June 2018 Welsh Terrier Nationals 6/24/2018


Did you know?
A specialty show may be regional or national. A "Best in Show" win at a national specialty show is tremendously prestigious, indicating that the winning dog or bitch triumphed at a contest which attracted entries from the most serious fanciers of that breed in the country or continent. Some specialty shows attract international entries.