Judge Info - Gwendolyn Gibbons

Showdog.com Judge Since Saturday, March 31, 2012
Retirement Announced 7/31/2012

Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. Moderate level of breed bias. Thinks dogs should be compared to how good they are vs the rest of their breed rather than overall quality vs all dogs.

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 Gwendolyn Gibbons looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Low
Forequarter High
Hindquarter Normal
Gait Normal
Top Neck and Back Very High
Coat Normal
Size/Height Normal
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.  Gwendolyn Gibbons has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 John Urick
2 Logan Ray
3 Roby Hawks
4 George Cruce
5 All Mederos
6 Stephew Deering
7 Kristen Schindewolf
8 Emma Moss
9 Aarthom Rapier
10 Chrise Elleberee
11 Annee Lino
12 Kate Dalton
13 Alejam Zapien
14 Marisa Feagin
15 George Anderson
16 Duane Rawley
17 Clan Melby
18 Kim Coleman
19 Stew Kellermen
20 Terry Galloway
21 Rogane Tuller
22 Robert Pouk
23 Aimeene Good
24 Kelly LaFoy
25 Marc Buchhelt

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
July 2022 Lagotto Romagnolo Nationals 7/3/2022
Treun Summer Show 26 6/29/2022 Czarina Scotch Whiskey
ZS Wolves 6/20/2022
June 2022 Puli Nationals 6/19/2022
May 2022 Keeshond Nationals 5/17/2022
May 2022 Belgian Tervuren Nationals 5/8/2022
April 2022 Chow Chow Nationals 4/10/2022
March 2022 Saint Bernard Nationals 3/26/2022
GaylanStudio5 All Breed 22-03-07 3/18/2022 TSR Mister Waffles
February 2022 Irish Water Spaniel Nationals 2/11/2022


Did you know?
A conformation dog show is not a comparison of one dog to another but a comparison of each dog to a judge's mental image of the ideal breed type as outlined in the individual breed's breed standard.