Judge Info - Gary Hernandez

Showdog.com Judge Since Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Retirement Announced 6/30/2011

Shows a slight bias toward bitches over dogs. Not political at all. Moderate level of breed bias.


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 Gary Hernandez looks for.

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

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

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
Jester Dogs 290th All Breed Show 12/9/2023 Solcintra Crystalia
Owners Only 9 11/25/2023
October 2023 Polish Lowland Sheepdog Nationals 10/2/2023
September 2023 Kerry Blue Terrier Nationals 9/5/2023
Arizona 43 8/9/2023 Beercan Fortuitous
BSG 8/8/23 Bulldog Specialty 8/8/2023
MVK all breed 19 7/22/2023 Beercan Fortuitous
June 2023 American Cocker Spaniel Nationals 6/21/2023
South Florida 60 6/9/2023
SS Spring Show 32 5/24/2023

Did you know?
In the American Kennel Club, a dog needs 15 points to become a Champion, with each win gaining anywhere from zero to five points depending on the number of dogs competing and the area where the show is held.