Judge Info - Brian Oatman
Showdog.com Judge Since Saturday, June 7, 2003
Retirement Announced 1/31/2009
Not very political. Relatively high level of breed bias. Thinks a dog needs to earn its championship before it should even be considered for best of breed.
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 Brian Oatman looks for.
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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. Brian Oatman has been known to prefer the following handlers.
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|
|October 2023 Samoyed Nationals||10/20/2023|
|SS Autumn Show 10th||9/13/2023|
|AE CC 48||8/22/2023|
|South Florida 85||8/2/2023|
|August 2023 Old English Sheepdog Nationals||8/2/2023|
|SS Summer Show 39th||7/21/2023|
|June 2023 Irish Setter Nationals||6/14/2023|
|Go Mudi 45||6/6/2023|
|May 2023 I.R.W.S. Nationals||5/18/2023|
|May 2023 Bergamasco Nationals||5/8/2023|