Judge Info - Frank Gonzalez

Showdog.com Judge Since Saturday, February 7, 2009
Retirement Announced 2/29/2012

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Doesn't like using the same breeds that win every other show for BIS. 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 Frank Gonzalez looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Jean Infante
2 Debbie Merrill
3 Bob Coke
4 Ster Coaxum
5 Willie Cundiff
6 Kennis Greiner
7 Marc Buchhelt
8 Jeff Wehlan
9 Aimeene Good
10 Dan Adams
11 Robert Pouk
12 Norma Young
13 Rogane Tuller
14 Terry Galloway
15 Katy Murrell
16 Beah McEwen
17 John Rome
18 Jessa McKinnley
19 Stew Kellermen
20 Duane Rawley
21 Marisa Feagin
22 Jay McHaney
23 Edna Dixon
24 Emma Moss
25 Kristen Schindewolf

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
Llanelli AB 19 2/17/2024 Taylynn The Phoenix
February 2024 Smooth Fox Terrier Nationals 2/6/2024
Solcintra All Breed 78 1/26/2024 TKs Murtagh
BourneAcres All Breed 24-01-25 1/25/2024 Rookwood Renegade`s Revenge
Toy Poodle Parade 433 1/18/2024
Owners Only 7 11/23/2023
Corgivaganza 179 11/23/2023
November 2023 German Shepherd Dog Nationals 11/15/2023
November 2023 Tibetan Mastiff Nationals 11/9/2023
EKC12 10/1/2023 SFFC One Last Hope


The Kennel Club (UK) system, which is also used by the Australian National Kennel Council[1] and in other countries, is considered the most difficult to earn a title under.