Judge Info - Lean Hoeffner

Showdog.com Judge Since Sunday, June 1, 2003
Retirement Announced 6/30/2008

Actually prefers to see the owner of the dog handling it. Low level of breed bias.


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 Lean Hoeffner looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Rogane Tuller
2 Terry Galloway
3 Stew Kellermen
4 Robert Pouk
5 Duane Rawley
6 Aimeene Good
7 Marisa Feagin
8 Marc Buchhelt
9 Kennis Greiner
10 Ster Coaxum
11 Jean Infante
12 Debbie Merrill
13 Bob Coke
14 Willie Cundiff
15 Jeff Wehlan
16 Emma Moss
17 Kristen Schindewolf
18 Dan Adams
19 Logan Ray
20 Norma Young
21 John Urick
22 Katy Murrell
23 Beah McEwen
24 John Rome
25 Roby Hawks

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
All Breeds Spectacular 201 1/29/2023 KDH Big Red
GaylanStudio3 All Breed 22-12-04 12/4/2022 KDH Pale Ale
Sziget Festival 42 11/8/2022 KDH Silver Eagle
September 2022 Japanese Chin Nationals 9/25/2022
Plus Summer Show 30 8/15/2022 KDH Snow Assault
August 2022 Shih Tzu Nationals 8/13/2022
Toy Poodle Parade 348 7/15/2022
Samoyeds Down Under 36 6/24/2022
June 2022 Norwich Terrier Nationals 6/10/2022
June 2022 Greyhound Nationals 6/10/2022

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.