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
TNT 190th All Breed Show 9/28/2020 RAs black star
End of the Month Amstaffs Rock 8/30/2020
Australis All Breed 34 7/22/2020 RAs white lightning
Decoys All Breed 29 7/15/2020 KDH Red Star
June 2020 G.B.G.V. Nationals 6/21/2020
June 2020 Samoyed Nationals 6/20/2020
Spots Ahoy 2 6/19/2020
Australis All Breed 27 6/16/2020 KDH Red Star
June 2020 P.B.G.V Nationals 6/7/2020
June 2020 Bullmastiff Nationals 6/3/2020

Did you know?
In the United Kingdom, the international championship show Crufts was first held in 1891.