Judge Info - Donald Gray

Showdog.com Judge Since Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Retirement Announced 8/31/2012

Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. 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 Donald Gray looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Joandy Classen
2 Kimberly Carson
3 Jene Moak
4 Stephanie Scott
5 Chuck Donaldson
6 Aly Dimaggio
7 Deborie Mejorado
8 Julie Patton
9 Antonio Hutchinson
10 Dert Priebe
11 Pamelan Treadwell
12 Justin Moyer
13 Keven Dowdle
14 Cliff Irwin
15 Erik Mitchell
16 Hen Kilburn
17 Bradie DiNapoli
18 Terri Farnum
19 Listy Cousar
20 Huntert Dawe
21 Peren Troy
22 Bill Meyer
23 Jamiel Leavens
24 Ben Marro
25 Jennifer Oneil

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
AE CC 113 5/11/2024
GP Premier 2 4/3/2024
February 2024 Curly-Coated Retriever Nationals 2/20/2024
Love Is In The Hair 2/14/2024
February 2024 Belgian Tervuren Nationals 2/8/2024
February 2024 Old English Sheepdog Nationals 2/2/2024
Clwyds New Years Day All Breed Show 1/1/2024 WP Gray Mountains
Breacan Fall Show 25 11/22/2023 Emeralda Francis
November 2023 Miniature Bull Terrier Nationals 11/11/2023
Australis All Breed 53 10/14/2023 Cellery Man Trekking


Did you know?
The figure 8 exercise requires the team to heel in a figure 8 pattern either on or off leash. Generally two of the ring stewards will assist the judge with this exercise by acting as "posts", standing 8 feet apart, that the team walks around to form the loops of the figure 8.