Judge Info - Amanda Young

Showdog.com Judge Since Thursday, June 5, 2003
Retirement Announced 1/31/2009

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 Young looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Joandy Classen
2 Kimberly Carson
3 Jene Moak
4 Stephanie Scott
5 Chuck Donaldson
6 Aly Dimaggio
7 Deborie Mejorado
8 Julie Patton
9 Antonio Hutchinson
10 Dert Priebe
11 Pamelan Treadwell
12 Justin Moyer
13 Keven Dowdle
14 Cliff Irwin
15 Erik Mitchell
16 Hen Kilburn
17 Bradie DiNapoli
18 Terri Farnum
19 Listy Cousar
20 Huntert Dawe
21 Peren Troy
22 Bill Meyer
23 Jamiel Leavens
24 Jennifer Oneil
25 Ben Marro

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
KDH All Breed 262 1/24/2021 DC High Garden
ASTs Show 1/9/2021
January 2021 Australian Cattle Dog Nationals 1/7/2021
Final Chin Specialty Of The Year 12/30/2020
November 2020 C.K.C.S. Nationals 11/23/2020
Sweetbrier Fall Show 30 10/30/2020 CBAC Moira
September 2020 Whippet Nationals 9/26/2020
Brave New World 46 9/26/2020 Dondaig Rascal
August 2020 Sussex Spaniel Nationals 8/27/2020
Fall Leaves 97 5/10/2020


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.