Judge Info - Forest Gillespie

Showdog.com Judge Since Friday, November 30, 2007
Retirement Announced 1/31/2008

Actually prefers to see the owner of the dog handling it. Moderate 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 Forest Gillespie looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Hen Kilburn
2 Erik Mitchell
3 Bradie DiNapoli
4 Cliff Irwin
5 Keven Dowdle
6 Terri Farnum
7 Listy Cousar
8 Huntert Dawe
9 Ben Marro
10 Aly Dimaggio
11 Chuck Donaldson
12 Stephanie Scott
13 Maret Gentile
14 Rachero Fergus
15 Jene Moak
16 Bre Strayhorn
17 Kimberly Carson
18 Joandy Classen
19 Tod Brubaker
20 Jos Harter
21 Ron Boening
22 Parker Hart
23 Joey Finch
24 Holly Pollok
25 Deborie Mejorado

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
K9 Kapers 38 11/24/2020 Lanakila TheWorldIsNot Enough
October 2020 Black Russian Terrier Nationals 10/6/2020
Tribute to Pasquel 8/27/2020
August 2020 Portuguese Podengo Nationals 8/24/2020
Highland Games 126 8/13/2020 RAs queen of spades
Mist 6/14/2020 Treun Johnnie
Norwegian Elkhounds Down Under 45 5/15/2020
Cubby Fans Collie Showdown 5/11/2020
April 2020 Australian Cattle Dog Nationals 4/7/2020
April 2020 Jack Russell Terrier Nationals 4/3/2020


Did you know?
Judges are generally certified to judge one or several breeds, usually in the same group, but a few "all-breed" judges have the training and experience to judge large numbers of breeds.