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
Toy Poodle Parade 287 8/20/2021
August 2021 Bearded Collie Nationals 8/20/2021
Laekenois Legends Specialty 8/1/2021
Border Tea Party 7 7/1/2021
Here Comes Summer 29 6/26/2021 JJ Dreamt of Dreams
June 2021 Appenzeller Sennenhund Nationals 6/14/2021
Awesome Afghans 1 6/9/2021
Nearly There 6/1/2021
Spring Around The Ring All Breed Show 4/25/2021 Hamilton H Moon Mizzle
Border Spring Fling 1 4/24/2021


Did you know?
A conformation dog show is not a comparison of one dog to another but a comparison of each dog to a judge's mental image of the ideal breed type as outlined in the individual breed's breed standard.