Judge Info - Abigail Cave

Showdog.com Judge Since Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Retirement Announced 3/31/2014

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. Thinks dogs should be compared to how good they are vs the rest of their breed rather than overall quality vs all dogs.

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 Abigail Cave looks for.

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

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.  Abigail Cave has been known to prefer the following handlers.

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

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 2022 Brittany Nationals 5/17/2022
Sziget Festival 5 4/7/2022 BSG Dreamy Bliss
March 2022 Finnish Spitz Nationals 3/23/2022
GaylanStudio4 All Breed 22-03-23 3/23/2022 BSG Silver Magician
Edinburgh Festival 17 3/17/2022 BSG Flaxen Lilies
January 2022 English Foxhound Nationals 1/1/2022
December 2021 Pointer Nationals 12/17/2021
November 2021 Rottweiler Nationals 11/14/2021
November 2021 Irish Wolfhound Nationals 11/7/2021
Canmore4 21-10-08 All Breed 10/8/2021 Outrigger Faith


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.