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
September 20th ACS Spectacular 9/20/2022
September 2022 Beauceron Nationals 9/18/2022
Ladies and Gentlemen Zoi`down 8*27 8/27/2022
Llanelli ECS Specialty 2 8/20/2022
August 2022 Spinone Italiano Nationals 8/8/2022
August 2022 Irish Terrier Nationals 8/1/2022
Samoyeds Down Under 38 7/29/2022
July 2022 Belgian Laekenois Nationals 7/27/2022
Temple Guardians 28 7/22/2022
Norwegian Buhunds Down Under 57 6/28/2022


Did you know?
A specialty show may be regional or national. A "Best in Show" win at a national specialty show is tremendously prestigious, indicating that the winning dog or bitch triumphed at a contest which attracted entries from the most serious fanciers of that breed in the country or continent. Some specialty shows attract international entries.