Judge Info - Aileen Ley

Showdog.com Judge Since Sunday, October 31, 2010
Retirement Announced 10/31/2012

Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. Moderate level of breed bias. Has a tendency to like dogs the more often they're seen.

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 Aileen Ley looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Normal
Forequarter High
Hindquarter High
Gait Low
Top Neck and Back Low
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.  Aileen Ley has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Keven Dowdle
2 Cliff Irwin
3 Erik Mitchell
4 Hen Kilburn
5 Bradie DiNapoli
6 Aly Dimaggio
7 Chuck Donaldson
8 Stephanie Scott
9 Terri Farnum
10 Listy Cousar
11 Jene Moak
12 Huntert Dawe
13 Kimberly Carson
14 Joandy Classen
15 Ben Marro
16 Maret Gentile
17 Rachero Fergus
18 Bre Strayhorn
19 Deborie Mejorado
20 Tod Brubaker
21 Julie Patton
22 Antonio Hutchinson
23 Jos Harter
24 Ron Boening
25 Dert Priebe

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
January 2021 Belgian Malinois Nationals 1/18/2021
Canine Ceilidh 166 1/4/2021 Matts The Home Boss
Happy Boxing Day 2020 12/26/2020 Whatthe Seeing Stars
December 2020 German Spitz Nationals 12/14/2020
October 2020 Doberman Pinscher Nationals 10/13/2020
TNT 188th All Breed Show 9/4/2020 Whatthe Premium Class
August 2020 Lhasa Apso Nationals 8/24/2020
August 2020 Harrier Nationals 8/24/2020
June 2020 Argentine Dogo Nationals 6/19/2020
June 2020 Schipperke Nationals 6/16/2020


Did you know?
The figure 8 exercise requires the team to heel in a figure 8 pattern either on or off leash. Generally two of the ring stewards will assist the judge with this exercise by acting as "posts", standing 8 feet apart, that the team walks around to form the loops of the figure 8.