Judge Info - Harrison Elias

Showdog.com Judge Since Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Retirement Announced 2/28/2010

Doesn't like using the same breeds that win every other show for BIS. Very political judge, likes to see certain handlers on dogs. Low 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 Harrison Elias looks for.

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

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

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
ASTs Tis the Season 1 12/15/2019
KDH All Breed 122 12/5/2019 Antic Melisandre
November 2019 Boxer Nationals 11/26/2019
Wheaten/Red Wheaten Rumble 11/25/2019
October 2019 Miniature Bull Terrier Nationals 10/11/2019
October 2019 Tibetan Mastiff Nationals 10/9/2019
Seasar All Breed 78 10/5/2019 Baileys Quigley Woods
Decoys All Breed 9 9/27/2019 Clay Creek Wild Frontier
Caulfeilds Sept 9 all Breed Show 9/9/2019 UTs Soul Train
Beyoncé:Homecoming For Shetland Sheepdogs 2 6/22/2019


Did you know?
The sit for exam is a modified version of the Stand for Exam. It is generally used in novice level classes and requires the handler to order the dog to sit and then to move away from the dog the length of the leash. The judge will then approach the dog and pet the dog's head.