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
Canmore5 All Breed 23-01-30 1/30/2023 Clawddwyn Loch Diva
January 2023 Field Spaniel Nationals 1/16/2023
GaylanStudio1 Happy New Year 2023 1/1/2023 Dondaig April Wine
Card all breed 7 10/17/2022 Jolitar Lemon Grass
October 2022 Australian Cattle Dog Nationals 10/7/2022
October 2022 English Cocker Spaniel Nationals 10/5/2022
September 2022 Brittany Nationals 9/17/2022
GaylanStudio5 All Breed 22-09-16 9/16/2022 Jolitar Sea Hawk
CM4 Harrier Specialty 22-08-28 8/28/2022
August 2022 American Foxhound Nationals 8/23/2022


Did you know?
The figure 8 exercise requires the team to heel in a figure 8 pattern either on or off leash. Generally two of the ring stewards will assist the judge with this exercise by acting as "posts", standing 8 feet apart, that the team walks around to form the loops of the figure 8.