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
Card all breed 61 2/15/2024 Dondaig Thanos
WP Newfoundland Classic 2/13/2024
January 2024 Belgian Tervuren Nationals 1/8/2024
December 2023 Bloodhound Nationals 12/2/2023
Monrovias Siberian Husky Classic 11/21/2023
GaylanStudio3 All Breed 23-10-21 10/21/2023 Dondaig Ganton
Mastino Napoletano IV 8/7/2023
Montauk 7/26 All-Breed 7/26/2023 Solcintra Sekret
KOG all breed 14 7/11/2023 Solcintra Sekret
SS Summer Show 2 6/3/2023


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.