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
IG Fall Extravaganza 2 9/27/2020
Cubby Fan Beardie Classic 3 9/21/2020
July 2020 Skye Terrier Nationals 7/15/2020
GaylanStudio4 2020-07-02 All Breed Show 7/2/2020 Seasar Fly Away
June 2020 Boston Terrier Nationals 6/4/2020
June 2020 Lagotto Romagnolo Nationals 6/3/2020
May 2020 Kooikerhondje Nationals 5/26/2020
April 2020 Samoyed Nationals 4/20/2020
Halcyon Goodbye 15 3/4/2020 KDH Lady Lou
Halcyon SCWT 2/6/2020

The Kennel Club (UK) system, which is also used by the Australian National Kennel Council[1] and in other countries, is considered the most difficult to earn a title under.