Judge Info - Graeme Vance

Showdog.com Judge Since Sunday, June 5, 2005
Retirement Announced 6/30/2012

Doesn't like using the same breeds that win every other show for BIS. Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. Moderate level of breed bias.


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 Graeme Vance looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Very Low
Forequarter Normal
Hindquarter Low
Gait Low
Top Neck and Back Normal
Coat Low
Size/Height Very High
Feet High

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.  Graeme Vance has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Roxanne Leatherwood
2 Joe Kensing
3 Chri Faison
4 Jana Mezies
5 Mandy Parcus
6 Billip Soltero
7 Shael Parramore
8 Pamarba Lhoam
9 Bruce Creel
10 Nicole Hunger
11 Giulice Lipton
12 Janis Coakley
13 Sylvia Tejeda
14 Joey Allen
15 David Scott
16 Chrica Donnellan
17 Reberol Pattison
18 Mick Sherrer
19 Claire McAllister
20 Marry Anne Bryant
21 Sam Tacker
22 Angela Fletcher
23 Scott Ramsey
24 Sana Rasnick
25 Caraces Rowen

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
Carrie Another Show 11 5/13/2021 WS Zoned
Canine Ceilidh 169 3/8/2021 Picardy Hawkman
February 2021 Saint Bernard Nationals 2/26/2021
February 2021 Japanese Chin Nationals 2/25/2021
Mists of Avalon 35 2/15/2021 Bradfords Reddington
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling 52 1/14/2021 Bradfords Reddington
January 2021 Estrela Mountain Dog Nationals 1/14/2021
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling 48 1/4/2021 Bradfords Reddington
Jester Dogs 209th All Breed Show 12/17/2020 Bradfords Reddington
December 2020 Affenpinscher Nationals 12/13/2020

Did you know?
A specialty show may be regional or national. A "Best in Show" win at a national specialty show is tremendously prestigious, indicating that the winning dog or bitch triumphed at a contest which attracted entries from the most serious fanciers of that breed in the country or continent. Some specialty shows attract international entries.