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
April 2020 Spinone Italiano Nationals 4/8/2020
March 2020 Labrador Retriever Nationals 3/13/2020
January 2020 Bichon Frise Nationals 1/24/2020
PointyHead 327 1/8/2020
Christmas Day Specialty 12/25/2019
GaylanStudio 2019-12-08 All-Breed Show 12/8/2019 TNT Opal
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


Did you know?
The largest and most prestigious dog show in America is the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, was established in 1877 and is held annually at Madison Square Garden in New York City.