Judge Info - Constance Lopez

Showdog.com Judge Since Sunday, November 30, 2014
Retirement Announced 12/31/2014

Not political at all. Low level of breed bias. Thinks dogs should be compared to how good they are vs the rest of their breed rather than overall quality vs all dogs.

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 Constance Lopez looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Maret Gentile
2 Rachero Fergus
3 Bre Strayhorn
4 Ben Marro
5 Tod Brubaker
6 Jos Harter
7 Huntert Dawe
8 Listy Cousar
9 Ron Boening
10 Terri Farnum
11 Parker Hart
12 Joey Finch
13 Holly Pollok
14 Bradie DiNapoli
15 Emily Nguyen
16 Hen Kilburn
17 Erik Mitchell
18 Art Toles
19 Cliff Irwin
20 Keven Dowdle
21 Ros Richart
22 Eric Pennington
23 Aly Dimaggio
24 Chuck Donaldson
25 Stephanie Scott

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
Lake Itasca 87 4/13/2024 Agamede Neleus
WS-ACS 14 4/7/2024
Keeshonds Down Under 132 3/15/2024
March 2024 Leonberger Nationals 3/11/2024
Spirit Ranch Gala 4 3/5/2024 Carnewf Cheddar
WP Malamute Classic 10 2/12/2024
Nata All Breed 15 1/29/2024 WP Dash of Dynamite
January 2024 Black and Tan Coonhound Nationals 1/24/2024
CacheCreek All Breed 24-01-15 1/15/2024 Agamede Poseidon
STL all breed 56 1/6/2024 NippinHeels Thirteen


Did you know?
Judges are generally certified to judge one or several breeds, usually in the same group, but a few "all-breed" judges have the training and experience to judge large numbers of breeds.