Judge Info - Grady Aristophanes

Showdog.com Judge Since Friday, June 10, 2005
Retirement Announced 12/31/2008

Not political at all. Moderate level of breed bias. Thinks dogs should be compared to how good they are vs the rest of their breed rather than overall quality vs all dogs.

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 Grady Aristophanes looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Ben Marro
2 Maret Gentile
3 Huntert Dawe
4 Listy Cousar
5 Rachero Fergus
6 Terri Farnum
7 Bre Strayhorn
8 Bradie DiNapoli
9 Tod Brubaker
10 Hen Kilburn
11 Erik Mitchell
12 Cliff Irwin
13 Jos Harter
14 Ron Boening
15 Keven Dowdle
16 Parker Hart
17 Joey Finch
18 Holly Pollok
19 Emily Nguyen
20 Art Toles
21 Ros Richart
22 Eric Pennington
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
Clear Run 41 2/21/2024 WPs Red Moon
Estrela Stars 020124 2/7/2024
Clear Run 28 12/12/2023 ShagDog Sky Pilot
KOG all breed 29 11/29/2023 WP Hearts On Fire
September 2023 American Cocker Spaniel Nationals 9/21/2023
Norwegian Buhunds Down Under 66 9/9/2023
Jester Dogs 284th All Breed Show 9/3/2023 Beercan More Is Here
AE CC 35 8/9/2023
Neos5 7/23/2023
TNT 279th All Breed Show 7/16/2023 Solcintra Bechimo


Did you know?
Since its centenary year in 1991, Crufts has officially been recognised as the world's largest and most prestigious dog show by the Guinness Book of Records, with a total of 22,973 dogs being exhibited that year.