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.

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 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
GaylanStudio3 All-Breed 24-02-28 2/26/2024 Crush Daria
WP Malamute Classic 12 2/15/2024
February 2024 German Shepherd Dog Nationals 2/15/2024
January 2024 Bearded Collie Nationals 1/20/2024
December 2023 Australian Cattle Dog Nationals 12/7/2023
November 2023 Puli Nationals 11/19/2023
AE CC 62 11/18/2023
November 2023 Dandie Dinmont Terrier Nationals 11/6/2023
Kimoko 6 11/3/2023 MHs BlackMagic
Canmore1 All Breed 23-10-09 10/9/2023 IchaIcha Serious Chance


Did you know?
Judges are generally certified to judge one or several breeds, usually in the same group, but a few "all-breed" judges have the training and experience to judge large numbers of breeds.