Judge Info - Amanda Brantley

Showdog.com Judge Since Saturday, October 31, 2009
Retirement Announced 1/31/2012

Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. Moderate 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 Amanda Brantley looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Antonio Hutchinson
2 Dert Priebe
3 Pamelan Treadwell
4 Julie Patton
5 Justin Moyer
6 Deborie Mejorado
7 Joandy Classen
8 Kimberly Carson
9 Peren Troy
10 Bill Meyer
11 Jene Moak
12 Jamiel Leavens
13 Stephanie Scott
14 Chuck Donaldson
15 Jennifer Oneil
16 Aly Dimaggio
17 Nany Painter
18 Greg Alexander
19 Nathia Barks
20 Jony Bewely
21 Alles Vickers
22 Coby Rodriguez
23 Keven Dowdle
24 Den Towler
25 Cliff Irwin

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
SunDow Specialty 26 6/16/2020
La Vita Dolce Specialty 4 5/26/2020
Springtime Sammies 2 5/14/2020
Collie Garden Show 6 4/6/2020
Oak View April Specialty 4/5/2020
March 2020 Canaan Dog Nationals 3/12/2020
CollieShow7 3/12/2020
BC Show1 2/23/2020
Halcyon Pom 2/6/2020
Elkhound Winter Fun Day 2/5/2020


Did you know?
A specialty show may be regional or national. A "Best in Show" win at a national specialty show is tremendously prestigious, indicating that the winning dog or bitch triumphed at a contest which attracted entries from the most serious fanciers of that breed in the country or continent. Some specialty shows attract international entries.