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
January 2022 Brussels Griffon Nationals 1/13/2022
January 2022 Papillon Nationals 1/11/2022
January 2022 Briard Nationals 1/6/2022
December 2021 Finnish Spitz Nationals 12/23/2021
December 2021 Rat Terrier Nationals 12/3/2021
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling 121 10/7/2021 WolfeKirk Warm Apple
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling 103 9/2/2021 A T K Burnt Toast
August 2021 American Water Spaniel Nationals 8/4/2021
July 2021 Australian Terrier Nationals 7/11/2021
Summertime Belgians 6 7/2/2021


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The two largest American dog shows after Westminster are the National Dog Show (which is televised on Thanksgiving Day by NBC, usually after the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade) and the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship.