Judge Info - Barbara Hall

Showdog.com Judge Since Thursday, March 31, 2016
Retirement Announced 6/30/2016

Actually prefers to see the owner of the dog handling it. Low level of breed bias.

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 Barbara Hall looks for.

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

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.  Barbara Hall has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Jay McHaney
2 Edna Dixon
3 Jessa McKinnley
4 John Rome
5 Beah McEwen
6 Katy Murrell
7 June Dixon
8 Matt Moore
9 Norma Young
10 Riely Whalen
11 Dan Adams
12 Ster Stockyard
13 Caryn Brumit
14 Flozell Tucker
15 Herb Bowe
16 Jeff Wehlan
17 Willie Cundiff
18 Den Towler
19 Bob Coke
20 Coby Rodriguez
21 Alles Vickers
22 Jony Bewely
23 Debbie Merrill
24 Nathia Barks
25 Jean Infante

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
Solcintra All Breed 95 4/17/2024 Draig Foma
Maligator Madness 1 4/16/2024
March 2024 American Water Spaniel Nationals 3/4/2024
Rochester 11/27 All-Breed Show 11/27/2023 Draig Murf
Redbone Specialty of the Redwoods 2 11/20/2023
November 2023 Lowchen Nationals 11/12/2023
November 2023 Bernese Mountain Dog Nationals 11/5/2023
TNT 287th All Breed Show 10/19/2023 Feisty Above The Crowd
SS Autumn Show 2nd 9/2/2023
Aliyah 112 8/29/2023 Lanakila In Winslow Arizona


Did you know?
The sit for exam is a modified version of the Stand for Exam. It is generally used in novice level classes and requires the handler to order the dog to sit and then to move away from the dog the length of the leash. The judge will then approach the dog and pet the dog's head.