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
Corgivaganza 70 8/14/2020
Brave New World 3 8/4/2020 Tribern Maverick
Australis All Breed 33 7/20/2020 Taylynn Perfectly Mean
SWD July 2020 Party 7/5/2020
Berry Best Brittanys 16 7/3/2020
Berry Best Brittanys 13 6/23/2020
Goodbye Shows2 4/16/2020
Giant Floof Extravaganza 3 3/25/2020
March 2020 G.B.G.V. Nationals 3/21/2020
February 2020 Alaskan Klee Kai Nationals 2/19/2020


Did you know?
A specialty show may be regional or national. A "Best in Show" win at a national specialty show is tremendously prestigious, indicating that the winning dog or bitch triumphed at a contest which attracted entries from the most serious fanciers of that breed in the country or continent. Some specialty shows attract international entries.