Judge Info - Helen Crippen

Showdog.com Judge Since Sunday, January 31, 2016
Retirement Announced 3/31/2016

Shows a slight bias toward bitches over dogs. Actually prefers to see the owner of the dog handling it. 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 Helen Crippen looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Very Low
Forequarter Normal
Hindquarter Low
Gait Normal
Top Neck and Back Very High
Coat High
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.  Helen Crippen has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Matt Moore
2 June Dixon
3 Riely Whalen
4 Ster Stockyard
5 Caryn Brumit
6 Flozell Tucker
7 Herb Bowe
8 Den Towler
9 Coby Rodriguez
10 Alles Vickers
11 Edna Dixon
12 Jony Bewely
13 Nathia Barks
14 Greg Alexander
15 Jay McHaney
16 Jessa McKinnley
17 John Rome
18 Nany Painter
19 Beah McEwen
20 Katy Murrell
21 Jennifer Oneil
22 Norma Young
23 Jamiel Leavens
24 Dan Adams
25 Bill Meyer

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
Irish Wolfhound June 22nd 6/22/2021
GaylanStudio6 21-05-27 All Breed 5/27/2021 CBAC Pollyanna
FSX 2 5/24/2021
Jimbi wants double 4 5/10/2021 TLC Ice Storm Mistress
April 2021 Dogue de Bordeaux Nationals 4/26/2021
April 2021 Pomeranian Nationals 4/18/2021
stafford Extravaganza42 4/12/2021
SHOCKER 1 Aussies 2/25/2021
February 2021 Weimaraner Nationals 2/20/2021
February 2021 Estrela Mountain Dog Nationals 2/14/2021


Did you know?
In the American Kennel Club, a dog needs 15 points to become a Champion, with each win gaining anywhere from zero to five points depending on the number of dogs competing and the area where the show is held.