Judge Info - Donald Bennett

Showdog.com Judge Since Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Retirement Announced 9/30/2013

Not very political. Low level of breed bias. Has a tendency to like dogs the more often they're seen.

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 Donald Bennett looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Janis Coakley
2 Giulice Lipton
3 Nicole Hunger
4 Pamarba Lhoam
5 Chrica Donnellan
6 Billip Soltero
7 Mick Sherrer
8 Mandy Parcus
9 Claire McAllister
10 Joe Kensing
11 Roxanne Leatherwood
12 Chri Faison
13 Jana Mezies
14 Scott Ramsey
15 Sana Rasnick
16 Shael Parramore
17 Caraces Rowen
18 Yvette Glover
19 Thom Kogut
20 Bruce Creel
21 Evan Kown
22 Nata Deming
23 Sylvia Tejeda
24 Joey Allen
25 Abby Stewart

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 2023 French Bulldog Nationals 2/8/2023
Belgian Winter Party 1 2/2/2023
GaylanStudio3 All Breed 23-01-23 1/23/2023 Cellery Freedon Exchange
Caulfeilds January 20th ACS Specialty Show 1/20/2023
Vintage Show 7 1/15/2023 Solcintra2 Oberon
Cairn Conundrum 19 1/3/2023
Kirstall All Breed 22-11-27 11/27/2022 Cellery Freedom Hunter
November 2022 Australian Terrier Nationals 11/11/2022
SBT 32 11/2/2022
Shepherd Showdown 2 9/27/2022


Did you know?
The first obedience title is a CD, or "Companion Dog", which is earned through competition in the Novice obedience class.