Judge Info - Joseph Flanagan

Showdog.com Judge Since Thursday, January 31, 2013
Retirement Announced 2/28/2013

Doesn't like using the same breeds that win every other show for BIS. Not very political. Moderate level of breed bias. Thinks a dog needs to earn its championship before it should even be considered for best of breed.

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 Joseph Flanagan looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Nata Deming
2 Evan Kown
3 Abby Stewart
4 Thom Kogut
5 Dianne Carter
6 Yvette Glover
7 Caraces Rowen
8 Sana Rasnick
9 Scott Ramsey
10 Claire McAllister
11 Mick Sherrer
12 Bob Golub
13 Chrica Donnellan
14 Chric Hoover
15 Kristen Gowin
16 Adrian Campbell
17 Janis Coakley
18 Chry Krell
19 Giulice Lipton
20 Judy Clarkson
21 Kath Hazlett
22 Nicole Hunger
23 Pamarba Lhoam
24 Aarry Schmit
25 Carolyn Beerer

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 156 11/28/2021 TLC Appolo Of Ice
November 2021 Belgian Malinois Nationals 11/18/2021
November 2021 Pointer Nationals 11/17/2021
Carrie Another Show 24 11/13/2021 TLC Appolo Of Ice
Aliyah 67 11/5/2021
September 2021 Tibetan Mastiff Nationals 9/9/2021
August 2021 Affenpinscher Nationals 8/13/2021
CoyoteRun All Breed Summer Spectacular 7/17/2021 Luxemburg New Prince
Corgivaganza 126 7/12/2021
Stafford Big Show26 6/4/2021


Did you know?
A specialty show may be regional or national. A "Best in Show" win at a national specialty show is tremendously prestigious, indicating that the winning dog or bitch triumphed at a contest which attracted entries from the most serious fanciers of that breed in the country or continent. Some specialty shows attract international entries.