Judge Info - Erik Morris

Showdog.com Judge Since Monday, May 31, 2010
Retirement Announced 7/31/2016

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Not very political. 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 Erik Morris looks for.

Trait Importance
Head High
Forequarter Normal
Hindquarter Normal
Gait Very Low
Top Neck and Back Low
Coat High
Size/Height Normal
Feet Normal

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.  Erik Morris has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Dianne Carter
2 Bob Golub
3 Abby Stewart
4 Chric Hoover
5 Nata Deming
6 Evan Kown
7 Kristen Gowin
8 Adrian Campbell
9 Thom Kogut
10 Yvette Glover
11 Chry Krell
12 Judy Clarkson
13 Kath Hazlett
14 Caraces Rowen
15 Sana Rasnick
16 Scott Ramsey
17 Aarry Schmit
18 Carolyn Beerer
19 Claire McAllister
20 Mick Sherrer
21 Bart Alderette
22 Mark Jetter
23 Veronica Sheidt
24 Chrica Donnellan
25 Valera Ortiz

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
Russells Top Dogs 2 6/28/2020 Windgate Any Day Now
June 2020 Japanese Chin Nationals 6/25/2020
Steinhaus Spring Show 17 6/13/2020 Lisra Headliner
Breacan Spring Show 13 6/8/2020 Lisra Headliner
June 2020 Cane Corso Nationals 6/2/2020
KDH All Breed 194 5/13/2020 Seasar Tombstone
April 2020 Chinese Shar-Pei Nationals 4/21/2020
Whippet One 2/15/2020
February 2020 Bernese Mountain Dog Nationals 2/5/2020
SColours 424 2/2/2020


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.