Judge Info - Andy Astor
Showdog.com Judge Since Sunday, June 5, 2005
Retirement Announced 7/31/2008
Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. Moderate 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.
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 Andy Astor looks for.
|Top Neck and Back||Very High|
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. Andy Astor has been known to prefer the following handlers.
|11||Marry Anne Bryant|
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|
|June 2022 Flat-Coated Retriever Nationals||6/25/2022|
|Saluki Festival 9||6/14/2022|
|April 2022 Anatolian Shepherd Nationals||4/18/2022|
|When Irish Eyes Are Smiling 219||3/4/2022||Canasta’s White Rocket|
|When Irish Eyes Are Smiling 197||1/30/2022||JP Ka Du Se Hva Jeg Sa|
|December 2021 Havanese Nationals||12/9/2021|
|When Irish Eyes Are Smiling 158||12/6/2021||JP Ka Du Se Hva Jeg Sa|
|December 2021 Bouvier des Flandres Nationals||12/6/2021|
|Breacan Fall Show 19||11/19/2021||JP Copenhagen In The Mist|
|November 2021 Anatolian Shepherd Nationals||11/18/2021|