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
Berry Best Brittanys 12 6/19/2020
Bring On The Rockstars 6/8/2020
May 2020 Portuguese Water Dog Nationals 5/20/2020
Maypole Leo Party 5/8/2020
Kerry Kollection 93 4/18/2020
April 2020 Dalmatian Nationals 4/15/2020
DM Terv Tango 2 4/5/2020
March 2020 German Shepherd Dog Nationals 3/15/2020
Seasar All Breed 116 2/27/2020 Halcyon Parsloe
Draig Winter Show 14 2/5/2020 GLXYs Blue Beard


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.