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
KDH All Breed 240 10/22/2020 Pendragons Vercingetorix
September 2020 Borzoi Nationals 9/26/2020
September 2020 Pomeranian Nationals 9/18/2020
Sept Terv Western Regional 9/13/2020
Border Collie 2020 Summer’s End 2 8/12/2020
August 2020 Redbone Coonhound Nationals 8/9/2020
July 2020 G.S.P. Nationals 7/27/2020
Hounding the Pharaohs XXIII 7/25/2020
July 2020 English Setter Nationals 7/19/2020
Berry Best Brittanys 14 6/26/2020


Did you know?
At least two wins must be a set of three or more points ("majors"), under two different judges; at least one additional win under a third judge is also required.