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
January 2022 Canaan Dog Nationals 1/12/2022
Corgivaganza 147 11/29/2021
November 2021 Boxer Nationals 11/26/2021
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling 149 11/17/2021 TSR Scandanavian Star
September 2021 G.B.G.V. Nationals 9/21/2021
Cairn Countdown 9/18/2021
GaylanStudio9 21-08-14 All Breed 8/14/2021 ECC Donald
August 2021 Scottish Terrier Nationals 8/11/2021
August 2021 Saluki Nationals 8/1/2021
SunDow All Breed 14 6/14/2021 Tanami Time of Hope


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.