Judge Info - Brandon Gagnon

Showdog.com Judge Since Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Retirement Announced 10/31/2017

Shows a slight bias toward bitches over dogs. Not very political. 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 Brandon Gagnon looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Normal
Forequarter Normal
Hindquarter Normal
Gait Low
Top Neck and Back Normal
Coat Normal
Size/Height High
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.  Brandon Gagnon has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Riely Whalen
2 Ster Stockyard
3 Matt Moore
4 Caryn Brumit
5 Flozell Tucker
6 Herb Bowe
7 June Dixon
8 Den Towler
9 Coby Rodriguez
10 Alles Vickers
11 Jony Bewely
12 Nathia Barks
13 Greg Alexander
14 Edna Dixon
15 Jay McHaney
16 Nany Painter
17 Jennifer Oneil
18 Jessa McKinnley
19 John Rome
20 Beah McEwen
21 Katy Murrell
22 Jamiel Leavens
23 Bill Meyer
24 Peren Troy
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
VI Top Of The Muffin To You All Breed 1 2/25/2024 WPs Dark Blue Planet
AirMid 89 12/16/2023 STORMBRINGERS HOT CHOCOLATE
November 2023 Black and Tan Coonhound Nationals 11/24/2023
Llanelli AB 16 11/20/2023 Nachthunde Ilsa
AE CC 59 11/15/2023
November 2023 Australian Cattle Dog Nationals 11/7/2023
September 2023 W.P.G. Nationals 9/15/2023
SS Summer Show 56th 8/12/2023
August 2023 Kerry Blue Terrier Nationals 8/5/2023
August 2023 Belgian Sheepdog Nationals 8/3/2023


Did you know?
The figure 8 exercise requires the team to heel in a figure 8 pattern either on or off leash. Generally two of the ring stewards will assist the judge with this exercise by acting as "posts", standing 8 feet apart, that the team walks around to form the loops of the figure 8.