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
December 2022 South African Boerboel Nationals 12/3/2022
Seasar II All Breed 83 11/24/2022 Lanakila September Morn
Seasar IV All Breed 24 11/19/2022 Wyredogs Byline
November 2022 Welsh Springer Spaniel Nationals 11/5/2022
Top Up Newfoundland Show 2 9/27/2022
September 2022 Bearded Collie Nationals 9/20/2022
Card all breed 4 9/18/2022 Lanakila Run This Town
Canmore3 All Breed 22-09-01 8/18/2022 Wyredogs Bea
August 2022 Basset Hound Nationals 8/12/2022
Go Mudi 1 8/8/2022


Did you know?
In multi-breed and all-breed shows, the winners of all breeds within the kennel club's breed Groups then compete for Group placements.