Judge Info - Don Alaniz

Showdog.com Judge Since Friday, October 31, 2008
Retirement Announced 12/31/2008

Very political judge, likes to see certain handlers on dogs. Low 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 Don Alaniz looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Duane Rawley
2 Marisa Feagin
3 Stew Kellermen
4 Terry Galloway
5 Rogane Tuller
6 Robert Pouk
7 Aimeene Good
8 Marc Buchhelt
9 Emma Moss
10 Kristen Schindewolf
11 Kennis Greiner
12 Ster Coaxum
13 Jean Infante
14 Logan Ray
15 Debbie Merrill
16 Bob Coke
17 Willie Cundiff
18 John Urick
19 Jeff Wehlan
20 Roby Hawks
21 George Cruce
22 All Mederos
23 Stephew Deering
24 Dan Adams
25 Aarthom Rapier

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
February 20 2021 Collie Show 2/20/2021
February 11th Cavalier Specialty 2/11/2021
December 2020 Samoyed Nationals 12/20/2020
December 2020 Dandie Dinmont Terrier Nationals 12/6/2020
Happy Thanksgiving 2020 11/26/2020 Lanakila HitMeWithYrBestShot
Seasar All Breed 165 11/6/2020 Marquetry Homer Simpson
Irish Blue 11 11/4/2020
All Breeds Spectacular 138 11/2/2020 CoDetroit Autumn Sage
La Vita Dolce Specialty 22 10/3/2020
September 2020 Puli Nationals 9/19/2020


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