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.

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 Brian Oatman looks for.

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

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.  Brian Oatman has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Huntert Dawe
2 Listy Cousar
3 Terri Farnum
4 Bradie DiNapoli
5 Ben Marro
6 Hen Kilburn
7 Maret Gentile
8 Erik Mitchell
9 Cliff Irwin
10 Rachero Fergus
11 Keven Dowdle
12 Bre Strayhorn
13 Tod Brubaker
14 Jos Harter
15 Ron Boening
16 Parker Hart
17 Joey Finch
18 Aly Dimaggio
19 Holly Pollok
20 Chuck Donaldson
21 Stephanie Scott
22 Emily Nguyen
23 Jene Moak
24 Art Toles
25 Kimberly Carson

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
GaylanStudio8 2020-10-27 All Breed Show 10/27/2020 MHs Axel
Minna Brittany Show 1 10/19/2020
Fall Fling for Sealys 3 10/15/2020
October 2020 Yorkshire Terrier Nationals 10/11/2020
Kirkland Shiba Inu House Show 9/21/2020
Brave New World 30 9/2/2020 CoDetroit Malachi
August 2020 Clumber Spaniel Nationals 8/22/2020
TNT 183rd All Breed Show 7/6/2020 Tanami Hombre de Misterio
June 2020 Standard Poodle Nationals 6/12/2020
BC Bash III 5/28/2020


Did you know?
The two largest American dog shows after Westminster are the National Dog Show (which is televised on Thanksgiving Day by NBC, usually after the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade) and the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship.