Judge Info - Russell Le

Showdog.com Judge Since Monday, December 31, 2012
Retirement Announced 12/31/2013

Very political judge, likes to see certain handlers on dogs. Relatively high 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 Russell Le looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Mick Sherrer
2 Claire McAllister
3 Chrica Donnellan
4 Scott Ramsey
5 Sana Rasnick
6 Caraces Rowen
7 Janis Coakley
8 Yvette Glover
9 Thom Kogut
10 Giulice Lipton
11 Nicole Hunger
12 Evan Kown
13 Pamarba Lhoam
14 Nata Deming
15 Abby Stewart
16 Billip Soltero
17 Mandy Parcus
18 Joe Kensing
19 Roxanne Leatherwood
20 Dianne Carter
21 Chri Faison
22 Jana Mezies
23 Shael Parramore
24 Bruce Creel
25 Bob Golub

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
May 2019 Maltese Nationals 5/25/2019
Winover the Others 24 5/18/2019
Winover the Others 14 4/24/2019
Waggs Yorkie Show 18 4/12/2019
Czardas 78 4/4/2019 Amoroso One In A Million
March 2019 Dogue de Bordeaux Nationals 3/26/2019
February 2019 Finnish Spitz Nationals 2/23/2019
February 2019 Curly-Coated Retriever Nationals 2/20/2019
February 2019 Italian Greyhound Nationals 2/14/2019
Korthals 96 2/6/2019


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.