Judge Info - Germogen Dominique

Showdog.com Judge Since Saturday, June 4, 2005
Retirement Announced 6/30/2009

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Doesn't like using the same breeds that win every other show for BIS. Not very political. Moderate level of breed bias. Thinks a dog needs to earn its championship before it should even be considered for best of breed.

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 Germogen Dominique looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Patrick Sayforth
2 Ellen Schroeder
3 Rusty Walter
4 Doug Mavroulis
5 Kelly LaFoy
6 Geor Board
7 Mike Schneider
8 Martha Woodson
9 Angela Fletcher
10 Sam Tacker
11 Marry Anne Bryant
12 Kim Coleman
13 Clan Melby
14 George Anderson
15 Reberol Pattison
16 David Scott
17 Joey Allen
18 Sylvia Tejeda
19 Alejam Zapien
20 Kate Dalton
21 Annee Lino
22 Bruce Creel
23 Chrise Elleberee
24 Aarthom Rapier
25 Shael Parramore

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
Canmore4 All Breed 23-01-25 1/25/2023 Toledo of Greyfriar
December 2022 W.P.G. Nationals 12/15/2022
RiverBend All Breed 22-12-13 12/13/2022 Toledo of Greyfriar
LC GWP SPECTACULAR 123 11/19/2022
LC GWP SPECTACULAR 121 11/16/2022
November 2022 Great Pyrenees Nationals 11/12/2022
November 2022 Bullmastiff Nationals 11/3/2022
Seasar II All Breed 73 10/22/2022 Fulton of Greyfriar
Sziget Festival 34 10/3/2022 Fulton of Greyfriar
CM1 Saluki Specialty 22-08-20 8/20/2022


Did you know?
The sit for exam is a modified version of the Stand for Exam. It is generally used in novice level classes and requires the handler to order the dog to sit and then to move away from the dog the length of the leash. The judge will then approach the dog and pet the dog's head.