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
April 2024 Brussels Griffon Nationals 4/13/2024
Indiana 51 4/8/2024
Purple 2 4/6/2024 Solcintra Sunshine Daydream
Clown Academy 4/2/2024
Canmore4 All-Breed 24-03-22 3/22/2024 Solcintra Throwing Stones
Incorgnito 31 3/9/2024
February 2024 I.R.W.S. Nationals 2/18/2024
February 2024 Briard Nationals 2/6/2024
January 2024 Pekingese Nationals 1/22/2024
January 2024 Lagotto Romagnolo Nationals 1/3/2024


Did you know?
A specialty show is a dog show which reviews a single breed, unlike other dog shows, particularly conformation shows, which are generally referred to as "all-breed" because they are open to all breeds recognized by the sponsoring kennel club.