Judge Info - Diane Garrett

Showdog.com Judge Since Saturday, February 28, 2009
Retirement Announced 1/31/2011

Not very political. Relatively high level of breed bias.


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 Diane Garrett looks for.

Trait Importance
Head High
Forequarter High
Hindquarter Very Low
Gait Low
Top Neck and Back Low
Coat Very Low
Size/Height Normal
Feet Normal

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.  Diane Garrett has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Aly Dimaggio
2 Chuck Donaldson
3 Stephanie Scott
4 Keven Dowdle
5 Cliff Irwin
6 Jene Moak
7 Erik Mitchell
8 Hen Kilburn
9 Kimberly Carson
10 Joandy Classen
11 Bradie DiNapoli
12 Terri Farnum
13 Listy Cousar
14 Huntert Dawe
15 Deborie Mejorado
16 Ben Marro
17 Julie Patton
18 Maret Gentile
19 Antonio Hutchinson
20 Rachero Fergus
21 Bre Strayhorn
22 Dert Priebe
23 Pamelan Treadwell
24 Justin Moyer
25 Tod Brubaker

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 Bernese Mountain Dog Nationals 8/5/2022
Clwyds ACS.My Birthday Specialty 7/26/2022
July 2022 Toy Fox Terrier Nationals 7/15/2022
Mudi Blues 6 6/15/2022
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling 283 6/12/2022 Detroit’s Ironwood
June 2022 Polish Lowland Sheepdog Nationals 6/2/2022
Canmore4 All Breed 22-05-20 5/20/2022 Detroit’s Rieden St
Grafton Town 5 4/13/2022 Kilohana GoAheadMakeMyDay
Rossetts April 6th All Breed Show 4/6/2022 Kilohana Once Upon A Dream
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling 236 3/26/2022 Kilohana Polynesia

Did you know?
An obedience trial is a dog sport in which a dog must perfectly execute a predefined set of tasks when directed to do so by his handler