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.


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
CM1 Saluki Specialty 22-08-20 8/20/2022
August 2022 Belgian Tervuren Nationals 8/8/2022
ATK all breed 3 7/17/2022 BarStar Love And Thunder
GaylanStudio4 All Breed 22-06-17 6/17/2022 BarStar Love And Thunder
April 2022 Spinone Italiano Nationals 4/8/2022
April 2022 Chesapeake Bay Retriever Nationals 4/4/2022
Islay Collie Specialty 1 2/25/2022
Laekenois Legends Specialty 1 2/18/2022
Canmore5 All Breed 22-02-11 2/11/2022 Lanakila IsThereLifeOutThere
TSR The Jest 30 1/29/2022 Lanakila Wait For Nothing

Did you know?
The third obedience title is a UD, or "Utility Dog", which is earned through competition in the Utility obedience class