Judge Info - Gregg Merrill

Showdog.com Judge Since Saturday, June 7, 2003
Retirement Announced 11/30/2007

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 Gregg Merrill looks for.

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

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.  Gregg Merrill has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Martha Woodson
2 Angela Fletcher
3 Mike Schneider
4 Geor Board
5 Sam Tacker
6 Marry Anne Bryant
7 Doug Mavroulis
8 Reberol Pattison
9 David Scott
10 Joey Allen
11 Sylvia Tejeda
12 Patrick Sayforth
13 Ellen Schroeder
14 Rusty Walter
15 Bruce Creel
16 Kelly LaFoy
17 Shael Parramore
18 Jana Mezies
19 Chri Faison
20 Roxanne Leatherwood
21 Joe Kensing
22 Mandy Parcus
23 Billip Soltero
24 Kim Coleman
25 Pamarba Lhoam

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
Vignette November 6th All Breed Show 11/6/2019 Picardy Owen
Fieldie Fiesta 4 10/2/2019
GaylanStudio 2019-09-23 All Breed Show 9/23/2019 Lanakila The Aviator
Zoetic Dogo Specialty XI 9/13/2019
Krieghund Summer Show 21 9/12/2019 Halcyon Tamara Twink
Siberian Show Time 1 9/1/2019
Nefarious 39 8/20/2019
Nefarious 34 8/10/2019
August 2019 Belgian Sheepdog Nationals 8/3/2019
Companions All Breed 29th July 7/29/2019 Breslin Heloise


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.