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
October 2020 Welsh Terrier Nationals 10/24/2020
GaylanStudio4 2020-10-10 All Breed Show 10/10/2020 Picardy Torsten
La Vita Dolce Specialty 21 10/2/2020
Brave New World 29 9/1/2020 MontESAN Swiss Exclusive
Highland Games 128 8/18/2020 Picardy Promise
Brave New World 6 8/6/2020 ESAN Hermés
Decoys All Breed 28 7/10/2020 BarStar The Wedding Chapel
Spinone Residential 1 6/29/2020
June 2020 Dalmatian Nationals 6/15/2020
June 2020 Norfolk Terrier Nationals 6/5/2020


Did you know?
In the United Kingdom, the international championship show Crufts was first held in 1891.