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
August 2022 Smooth Fox Terrier Nationals 8/6/2022
July 2022 American Eskimo Dog Nationals 7/5/2022
March 2022 Saluki Nationals 3/1/2022
February 2022 Maltese Nationals 2/25/2022
January 2022 Borzoi Nationals 1/26/2022
Hamos Hounds The Festival 23 1/15/2022 TLC Appolo Of Ice
December 2021 Scottish Deerhound Nationals 12/16/2021
Jimbos Pad Tournament 10 11/27/2021 TER Trouble Warning
November 2021 Cardigan Welsh Corgi Nationals 11/15/2021
Willow Brooks Afghan whos your ghan 1 10/1/2021


Did you know?
A specialty show may be regional or national. A "Best in Show" win at a national specialty show is tremendously prestigious, indicating that the winning dog or bitch triumphed at a contest which attracted entries from the most serious fanciers of that breed in the country or continent. Some specialty shows attract international entries.