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
August 2022 Bull Terrier Nationals 8/9/2022
GaylanStudio7 All Breed 22-08-08 8/8/2022 Kilhey Kirk @ Newwave
August 2022 Azawakh Nationals 8/1/2022
July 2022 Leonberger Nationals 7/11/2022
July 2022 Chihuahua Nationals 7/10/2022
Sziget Festival 18 6/19/2022 Andy*s Step Up To The Podium
June 2022 Toy Fox Terrier Nationals 6/15/2022
Seasar II All Breed 35 6/3/2022 Andy*s Step Up To The Podium
LC GWP SPECTACULAR 4 5/27/2022
May 2022 American Eskimo Dog Nationals 5/5/2022


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.