Judge Info - Elliott Mcclean

Showdog.com Judge Since Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Retirement Announced 1/31/2009

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. 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 Elliott Mcclean looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 John Urick
2 Logan Ray
3 Roby Hawks
4 George Cruce
5 All Mederos
6 Stephew Deering
7 Kristen Schindewolf
8 Emma Moss
9 Aarthom Rapier
10 Chrise Elleberee
11 Annee Lino
12 Kate Dalton
13 Alejam Zapien
14 Marisa Feagin
15 George Anderson
16 Duane Rawley
17 Clan Melby
18 Kim Coleman
19 Stew Kellermen
20 Terry Galloway
21 Rogane Tuller
22 Robert Pouk
23 Aimeene Good
24 Kelly LaFoy
25 Marc Buchhelt

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
Rat Terrier Summer Specialty III 7/17/2021
R* Am Staff Show 6 6/22/2021
Australian All Breed 38 5/30/2021 BarStar Swiss Chrome
May 2021 Polish Lowland Sheepdog Nationals 5/2/2021
April 2021 Swedish Vallhund Nationals 4/25/2021
Going To The Car Wash 4/16/2021 Sarah*s What I Expected
February 2021 Polish Lowland Sheepdog Nationals 2/2/2021
January 2021 Glen of Imaal Terrier Nationals 1/10/2021
Snowing Sammies New Year Ball 1/1/2021
November 2020 Cardigan Welsh Corgi Nationals 11/15/2020


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.