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
Corgivaganza 141 10/22/2021
October 2021 Scottish Terrier Nationals 10/11/2021
Toy Poodle Parade 301 10/8/2021
Wire Fox Specialty 7 9/21/2021
September 2021 Scottish Terrier Nationals 9/11/2021
September 5th Shih Tzu Spectacular 9/5/2021
All Saints 19 8/21/2021
GaylanStudio2 21-08-17 All Breed 8/17/2021 Matts Water Under the Bridge
July 2021 Miniature Poodle Nationals 7/10/2021
GaylanStudio Specialty 21-07-10 7/10/2021


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.