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
WP German Shorthaired Pointer Classic 0 2/28/2024
February 2024 Saint Bernard Nationals 2/26/2024
Lake Itasca 79 2/24/2024 Solcintra Sugar Magnolia
MVK all breed 29 12/27/2023 Dondaig Purple
South Florida 139 12/14/2023
White Wonders Show 11/26/2023
Fall Leaves 159 11/20/2023 Solcintra Ramble On Rose
GaylanStudio2 All Breed 23-11-19 11/19/2023 Solcintra Ramble On Rose
November 2023 G.S.M.D. Nationals 11/16/2023
CanmoreKennels All Breed 23-11-01 11/1/2023 Solcintra Ramble On Rose


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.