Judge Info - Sandra Grooms

Showdog.com Judge Since Monday, November 30, 2009

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Not very political. Doesn't show a breed bias at all.

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 Sandra Grooms looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Sylvia Tejeda
2 Joey Allen
3 Bruce Creel
4 David Scott
5 Reberol Pattison
6 Shael Parramore
7 Marry Anne Bryant
8 Sam Tacker
9 Jana Mezies
10 Chri Faison
11 Roxanne Leatherwood
12 Joe Kensing
13 Angela Fletcher
14 Mandy Parcus
15 Billip Soltero
16 Martha Woodson
17 Mike Schneider
18 Geor Board
19 Pamarba Lhoam
20 Nicole Hunger
21 Giulice Lipton
22 Doug Mavroulis
23 Janis Coakley
24 Patrick Sayforth
25 Chrica Donnellan

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
April 2014 Alaskan Klee Kai Nationals 4/19/2014
April 2014 Labrador Retriever Nationals 4/13/2014
April 2014 Belgian Sheepdog Nationals 4/3/2014
Ingham 21 3/29/2014 Chorus Royal Sterling
March 2014 Black and Tan Coonhound Nationals 3/24/2014
Barnsforde Bash 113 3/20/2014 Celöbreya Cruise
ingham 26 3/19/2014 Chorus Royal Sterling
Happy Newf Day 3/16/2014
Aliyah 32 3/15/2014
All About Us 5 3/14/2014 Chorus Royal Sterling


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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.
Did you know?
At least two wins must be a set of three or more points ("majors"), under two different judges; at least one additional win under a third judge is also required.