Judge Info - Carla Martinez

Showdog.com Judge Since Saturday, February 7, 2009
Retirement Announced 7/31/2013

Shows a slight bias toward bitches over dogs. Not very political. Moderate 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 Carla Martinez looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Thom Kogut
2 Yvette Glover
3 Caraces Rowen
4 Sana Rasnick
5 Scott Ramsey
6 Evan Kown
7 Nata Deming
8 Abby Stewart
9 Claire McAllister
10 Mick Sherrer
11 Dianne Carter
12 Chrica Donnellan
13 Janis Coakley
14 Giulice Lipton
15 Nicole Hunger
16 Bob Golub
17 Chric Hoover
18 Pamarba Lhoam
19 Kristen Gowin
20 Billip Soltero
21 Adrian Campbell
22 Mandy Parcus
23 Joe Kensing
24 Roxanne Leatherwood
25 Chri Faison

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 2023 Portuguese Water Dog Nationals 1/20/2023
December 2022 Briard Nationals 12/6/2022
November 2022 Black and Tan Coonhound Nationals 11/24/2022
November 2022 Lakeland Terrier Nationals 11/8/2022
November 2022 South African Boerboel Nationals 11/3/2022
SBT 30 10/28/2022
RRV All Breed 22-10-27 10/27/2022 Dondaig Isle Of Skye
Plus Fall Show 24 10/15/2022 Jolitar Lemon Grass
Canmore5 All Breed 22-09-29 9/29/2022 Jolitar Lemon Grass
September 20th ACS Spectacular 9/20/2022


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.