Judge Info - Gary Martinez

Showdog.com Judge Since Saturday, February 7, 2009
Retirement Announced 3/31/2009

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Not political at all. 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 Gary Martinez looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Normal
Forequarter High
Hindquarter Low
Gait High
Top Neck and Back Very 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 Martinez has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Justin Moyer
2 Pamelan Treadwell
3 Dert Priebe
4 Antonio Hutchinson
5 Peren Troy
6 Bill Meyer
7 Julie Patton
8 Deborie Mejorado
9 Jamiel Leavens
10 Jennifer Oneil
11 Nany Painter
12 Greg Alexander
13 Nathia Barks
14 Joandy Classen
15 Jony Bewely
16 Alles Vickers
17 Kimberly Carson
18 Coby Rodriguez
19 Den Towler
20 Jene Moak
21 Herb Bowe
22 Flozell Tucker
23 Caryn Brumit
24 Ster Stockyard
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
TRST all breed 49 2/14/2024 WP Bull In A China Shop
January 2024 Shetland Sheepdog Nationals 1/4/2024
January 2024 Bulldog Nationals 1/2/2024
December 2023 W.H.W.T. Nationals 12/21/2023
The 100 Club 5 11/24/2023
November 2023 Shiba Inu Nationals 11/22/2023
November 2023 W.P.G. Nationals 11/15/2023
Kee Spectacular 1 10/26/2023
October 2023 Pharaoh Hound Nationals 10/22/2023
Draig Fall Show 21 10/20/2023 Beercan Safe Noise


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.