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
Kidnapped By Pirates 12/14/2019 Draig Waltzing Matilda
December 2019 South African Boerboel Nationals 12/3/2019
November 2019 Estrela Mountain Dog Nationals 11/14/2019
November 2019 P.B.G.V Nationals 11/7/2019
Hey Janice Great Talk 10/15/2019 SETX Rock Deep
Australian All Breed 3 10/13/2019 SETX Little Mountain
Lisboa 135 9/3/2019
Castle On A Cloud Memorial 2 7/28/2019 Skyhaven Nothing Less
July 2019 Irish Wolfhound Nationals 7/7/2019
speedy 146 6/22/2019


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.