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
Sheltie Showdown 3 5/24/2020
May 2020 Keeshond Nationals 5/17/2020
May 2020 Brittany Nationals 5/17/2020
Wedding Bash 1 5/10/2020
April 2020 Beagle Nationals 4/1/2020
March 2020 Gordon Setter Nationals 3/21/2020
Corgivaganza 32 3/19/2020
March 2020 Shih Tzu Nationals 3/13/2020
February 2020 Bedlington Terrier Nationals 2/19/2020
Halcyon Sheltie 14 1/21/2020


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.