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|
|December 2023 Redbone Coonhound Nationals||12/9/2023|
|GaylanStudio5 All Breed 23-11-26||11/26/2023||Solcintra Midnight Rambler|
|November 2023 C.K.C.S. Nationals||11/23/2023|
|October 2023 Swedish Vallhund Nationals||10/25/2023|
|Hang Fire 165||9/16/2023|
|September 2023 Shih Tzu Nationals||9/13/2023|
|KOG all breed 19||8/2/2023||Dondaig Azalea|
|ACS Special 4||7/20/2023|
|Chihuahua Show 22||6/25/2023|
|Winter Range Specialty Show 3||5/28/2023|