Judge Info - Andrew Nicholson

Showdog.com Judge Since Friday, December 23, 2016
Retirement Announced 9/30/2017

Not very political. Low level of breed bias.


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 Nicholson looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Low
Forequarter High
Hindquarter Low
Gait Low
Top Neck and Back Normal
Coat Very Low
Size/Height Normal
Feet Very High

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 Nicholson has been known to prefer the following handlers.

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

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
Sziget Festival 17 6/18/2022 IchaIcha Fighting Chance
MtSlvr In Memory of Colby 2 5/10/2022
ACS Special 4/27/2022
Breacan Spring Show 27 4/12/2022 AkMan Leaves Of Autumn
April 2022 Irish Terrier Nationals 4/1/2022
February 2022 Manchester Toy Terrier Nationals 2/23/2022
Toy Poodle Parade 309 2/17/2022
CanmoreK All Breed 22-02-12 2/12/2022 Mandays Virtual Power
GaylanStudio7 All Breed 22-02-04 2/4/2022 RJ Trysts By Moonlight
GaylanStudio All Breed 22-01-12 1/12/2022 RJ Svetlanas Rasputin

Did you know?
At least two wins must be a set of three or more points ("majors"), under two different judges; at least one additional win under a third judge is also required.