Judge Info - Andrew Lopez

Showdog.com Judge Since Monday, June 30, 2014
Retirement Announced 11/30/2014

Not political at all. Low level of breed bias. Thinks dogs should be compared to how good they are vs the rest of their breed rather than overall quality vs all dogs.

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 Andrew Lopez looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Jony Bewely
2 Nathia Barks
3 Alles Vickers
4 Coby Rodriguez
5 Den Towler
6 Greg Alexander
7 Herb Bowe
8 Flozell Tucker
9 Caryn Brumit
10 Ster Stockyard
11 Riely Whalen
12 Nany Painter
13 Matt Moore
14 June Dixon
15 Jennifer Oneil
16 Jamiel Leavens
17 Bill Meyer
18 Peren Troy
19 Edna Dixon
20 Jay McHaney
21 Jessa McKinnley
22 John Rome
23 Beah McEwen
24 Katy Murrell
25 Norma Young

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
Jester Dogs 166th All Breed Show 11/2/2019 GLXYs Ivory Ghost
October 2019 Belgian Malinois Nationals 10/18/2019
PWC 10/4 10/4/2019
October 2019 South African Boerboel Nationals 10/3/2019
Tammo Get Real 10/2/2019
Rossetts All Breed Jamboree 9/28/2019 Equity*s ShowNo.16943467
August 2019 Chesapeake Bay Retriever Nationals 8/4/2019
SatinSilk 199 7/24/2019
Laek Lovers 7/4/2019
June 2019 Australian Shepherd Nationals 6/23/2019


Did you know?
An obedience trial is a dog sport in which a dog must perfectly execute a predefined set of tasks when directed to do so by his handler