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
Whippet Five 2/19/2020
Corgivaganza 18 2/18/2020
All Breeds Spectacular 96 2/12/2020 RAs sweet like sugar
Golden 178 1/14/2020
January 2020 Doberman Pinscher Nationals 1/13/2020
All Saints 9 1/12/2020
KDH All Breed 130 1/6/2020 Windgate True Spirit
Jester Dogs 175th All Breed Show 1/4/2020 RAs sweet like honey
Whiskey III 12/23/2019 RAs sweet like honey
AST Winter Bonanza 1 11/18/2019


Did you know?
The first obedience title is a CD, or "Companion Dog", which is earned through competition in the Novice obedience class.