Judge Info - Gary Rivera

Showdog.com Judge Since Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Retirement Announced 6/30/2009

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Not very political. 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 Gary Rivera looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Reberol Pattison
2 David Scott
3 Marry Anne Bryant
4 Joey Allen
5 Sylvia Tejeda
6 Sam Tacker
7 Angela Fletcher
8 Martha Woodson
9 Bruce Creel
10 Mike Schneider
11 Geor Board
12 Shael Parramore
13 Jana Mezies
14 Chri Faison
15 Doug Mavroulis
16 Roxanne Leatherwood
17 Joe Kensing
18 Mandy Parcus
19 Billip Soltero
20 Patrick Sayforth
21 Pamarba Lhoam
22 Ellen Schroeder
23 Nicole Hunger
24 Rusty Walter
25 Giulice Lipton

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
ZTSM Show 28 6/15/2024 Sarah’s 1st Past The Post
May 2024 South African Boerboel Nationals 5/3/2024
April 2024 Saint Bernard Nationals 4/26/2024
RW Poodle Party 59 4/12/2024
April 2024 P.B.G.V Nationals 4/7/2024
March 2024 Weimaraner Nationals 3/20/2024
WS-ACS 2 3/15/2024
MVK all breed 32 2/16/2024 Andy’s Ruff N Tuff
January 2024 Saluki Nationals 1/1/2024
Polar Express 12/25/2023


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.