Judge Info - Herman Mader

Showdog.com Judge Since Sunday, August 31, 2008
Retirement Announced 9/30/2008

Shows a slight bias toward bitches over dogs. Doesn't like using the same breeds that win every other show for BIS. Not very political. 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 Herman Mader looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Normal
Forequarter Normal
Hindquarter Low
Gait Very Low
Top Neck and Back Normal
Coat Very High
Size/Height High
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.  Herman Mader has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Marisa Feagin
2 Duane Rawley
3 Stew Kellermen
4 Terry Galloway
5 Rogane Tuller
6 Emma Moss
7 Kristen Schindewolf
8 Robert Pouk
9 Aimeene Good
10 Logan Ray
11 Marc Buchhelt
12 Kennis Greiner
13 Ster Coaxum
14 John Urick
15 Jean Infante
16 Roby Hawks
17 George Cruce
18 All Mederos
19 Stephew Deering
20 Debbie Merrill
21 Bob Coke
22 Aarthom Rapier
23 Willie Cundiff
24 Chrise Elleberee
25 Jeff Wehlan

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
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling 44 12/24/2020 Matts Bicycle Bicycle
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling 40 12/23/2020 Nachthunde Kida
December 2020 Norwegian Buhund Nationals 12/23/2020
December 2020 N.S.D.T.R. Nationals 12/16/2020
November 2020 Pumi Nationals 11/1/2020
Down Your Spine 10/9/2020
SunDow Specialty 34 9/23/2020
Old English Sheepdog Specialty 4 9/19/2020
New Normal All Breed 1 9/2/2020 RAs golden sands
GaylanStudio CanadaDay2020 All Breed Show 7/1/2020 Kjelvik Hidden Kisses


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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.