Judge Info - Carlos Spann

Showdog.com Judge Since Monday, November 30, 2015
Retirement Announced 2/29/2016

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. 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 Carlos Spann looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Very High
Forequarter High
Hindquarter Normal
Gait High
Top Neck and Back High
Coat Normal
Size/Height Low
Feet Very 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.  Carlos Spann has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Katy Murrell
2 Beah McEwen
3 John Rome
4 Jessa McKinnley
5 Norma Young
6 Dan Adams
7 Jay McHaney
8 Jeff Wehlan
9 Willie Cundiff
10 Bob Coke
11 Debbie Merrill
12 Edna Dixon
13 Jean Infante
14 Ster Coaxum
15 Kennis Greiner
16 Marc Buchhelt
17 June Dixon
18 Aimeene Good
19 Matt Moore
20 Robert Pouk
21 Riely Whalen
22 Ster Stockyard
23 Caryn Brumit
24 Flozell Tucker
25 Herb Bowe

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
LC GWP SPECTACULAR 119 11/14/2022
Edinburgh Festival 53 11/9/2022 Lanakila In The Long Run
November 2022 Miniature Pinscher Nationals 11/2/2022
October 2022 Puli Nationals 10/19/2022
FHC German Shepherd Dog Oct22 10/1/2022
September 3rd ACS Spectacular 9/3/2022
August 2022 Chow Chow Nationals 8/10/2022
Temple Guardians 35 7/30/2022
June 2022 Dalmatian Nationals 6/15/2022
Block Party 10 5/26/2022 Nachthunde Shadow Storm


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.