Judge Info - Deforrest Aaren

Showdog.com Judge Since Wednesday, June 8, 2005
Retirement Announced 5/31/2008

Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. Moderate level of breed bias. Thinks a dog needs to earn its championship before it should even be considered for best of breed.

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 Deforrest Aaren looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Peren Troy
2 Bill Meyer
3 Jamiel Leavens
4 Jennifer Oneil
5 Justin Moyer
6 Pamelan Treadwell
7 Dert Priebe
8 Nany Painter
9 Antonio Hutchinson
10 Julie Patton
11 Deborie Mejorado
12 Greg Alexander
13 Nathia Barks
14 Jony Bewely
15 Alles Vickers
16 Coby Rodriguez
17 Den Towler
18 Herb Bowe
19 Flozell Tucker
20 Caryn Brumit
21 Ster Stockyard
22 Riely Whalen
23 Matt Moore
24 Joandy Classen
25 June Dixon

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
Party in Siberia 5/30/2020
Ballroom Spring Show 24 5/24/2020 Rivere Smoke Show
Walk in the Fen 23 5/11/2020 Rivere Smoke Show
April 2020 Havanese Nationals 4/9/2020
Jester Dogs 187th All Breed Show 4/7/2020 Willow Crazy Matrix
Giant Floof Extravaganza 2 3/18/2020
GaylanStudio9 2020-03-17 All Breed Show 3/17/2020 Willow Cranky Petunia
March 2020 Bergamasco Nationals 3/8/2020
Halcyon Goodbye 14 3/4/2020 Keeskee Gloria Gaynor
March 2020 Irish Terrier Nationals 3/1/2020


Did you know?
The third obedience title is a UD, or "Utility Dog", which is earned through competition in the Utility obedience class