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
April 2024 Welsh Terrier Nationals 4/24/2024
April 2024 Pekingese Nationals 4/22/2024
Griffley Woos Birthday Show 2024 4/17/2024
Gordy Breed Bash 4/15/2024
Brescia II 3/28/2024 Lanakila The Munsters
March 2024 Sussex Spaniel Nationals 3/27/2024
March 2024 C.K.C.S. Nationals 3/23/2024
March 2024 Irish Water Spaniel Nationals 3/11/2024
March 2024 Chow Chow Nationals 3/10/2024
February 2024 Bernese Mountain Dog Nationals 2/5/2024


Did you know?
The sit for exam is a modified version of the Stand for Exam. It is generally used in novice level classes and requires the handler to order the dog to sit and then to move away from the dog the length of the leash. The judge will then approach the dog and pet the dog's head.