Judge Info - Eric Fontenot

Showdog.com Judge Since Saturday, December 31, 2011
Retirement Announced 7/31/2013

Actually prefers to see the owner of the dog handling 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 Eric Fontenot looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Low
Forequarter Normal
Hindquarter Very Low
Gait Normal
Top Neck and Back Very High
Coat Normal
Size/Height Normal
Feet Very 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.  Eric Fontenot has been known to prefer the following handlers.

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

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 2021 Clumber Spaniel Nationals 4/22/2021
April 2021 Cardigan Welsh Corgi Nationals 4/15/2021
April 2021 Canaan Dog Nationals 4/12/2021
JRT 3/30 Specialty 3/30/2021
February 2021 Spanish Water Dog Nationals 2/27/2021
WinterWonder 2 2/6/2021
January 2021 English Toy Spaniel Nationals 1/24/2021
November 2020 Toy Fox Terrier Nationals 11/15/2020
Seasar All Breed 162 10/30/2020 MHs Delilah
October 2020 English Toy Spaniel Nationals 10/24/2020


Did you know?
Additional points may be awarded to the Best of Winners, or a class dog that goes Best of Breed or Best of Opposite Sex, again depending on the number of dogs competing