Judge Info - Herbert Lawson

Showdog.com Judge Since Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Retirement Announced 11/30/2011

Actually prefers to see the owner of the dog handling it. Moderate 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 Herbert Lawson looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Very Low
Forequarter High
Hindquarter Normal
Gait Normal
Top Neck and Back High
Coat High
Size/Height Normal
Feet Normal

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.  Herbert Lawson has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Erik Mitchell
2 Hen Kilburn
3 Cliff Irwin
4 Keven Dowdle
5 Bradie DiNapoli
6 Terri Farnum
7 Listy Cousar
8 Huntert Dawe
9 Aly Dimaggio
10 Chuck Donaldson
11 Stephanie Scott
12 Ben Marro
13 Maret Gentile
14 Jene Moak
15 Rachero Fergus
16 Kimberly Carson
17 Bre Strayhorn
18 Joandy Classen
19 Tod Brubaker
20 Jos Harter
21 Ron Boening
22 Parker Hart
23 Joey Finch
24 Holly Pollok
25 Deborie Mejorado

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 2023 Brussels Griffon Nationals 1/13/2023
November 2022 Samoyed Nationals 11/20/2022
Corgi Collection 1 11/18/2022
October 2022 Showdog.com World Cup 10/31/2022 Jolitar Vervain
Jester Dogs 260th All Breed Show 10/22/2022 Dondaig Chip
Canmore1 All Breed 22-10-14 10/14/2022 Intrinsic Sikada
Racs All Breed 50 10/6/2022 Dondaig Chip
LC GWP SPECTACULAR 88 10/4/2022
September 2022 Golden Retriever Nationals 9/17/2022
Edinburgh Festival 39 8/28/2022 Dondaig Perfect Score


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.