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
TNT 299th All Breed Show 2/21/2024 Arrosa Bitsy
TBTs Spectacular 24 1/30/2024
ATK all breed 53 1/20/2024 WP Twisting The Wheel
January 2024 Chesapeake Bay Retriever Nationals 1/4/2024
January 2024 Jack Russell Terrier Nationals 1/3/2024
December 2023 Great Dane Nationals 12/19/2023
cas 12/17/2023 Arrosa Olina
December 2023 Leonberger Nationals 12/11/2023
November 2023 Tibetan Spaniel Nationals 11/13/2023
November 2023 Black Russian Terrier Nationals 11/6/2023


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.