Judge Info - Lewis Andersen

Showdog.com Judge Since Monday, September 30, 2013
Retirement Announced 7/31/2014

Doesn't like using the same breeds that win every other show for BIS. Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. 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 Lewis Andersen looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Very High
Forequarter Low
Hindquarter Low
Gait Very Low
Top Neck and Back Normal
Coat High
Size/Height High
Feet Low

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.  Lewis Andersen has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Terri Farnum
2 Bradie DiNapoli
3 Listy Cousar
4 Huntert Dawe
5 Hen Kilburn
6 Erik Mitchell
7 Cliff Irwin
8 Keven Dowdle
9 Ben Marro
10 Maret Gentile
11 Rachero Fergus
12 Bre Strayhorn
13 Tod Brubaker
14 Aly Dimaggio
15 Chuck Donaldson
16 Stephanie Scott
17 Jos Harter
18 Ron Boening
19 Jene Moak
20 Kimberly Carson
21 Parker Hart
22 Joandy Classen
23 Joey Finch
24 Holly Pollok
25 Emily Nguyen

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
July 2020 Maltese Nationals 7/25/2020
July 2020 C.K.C.S. Nationals 7/23/2020
July 2020 Shiba Inu Nationals 7/22/2020
Pekingese 5th July Sandchape Summer Specialty 7/5/2020
June 2020 Miniature Pinscher Nationals 6/2/2020
See You Back at the Ranch 28 5/16/2020 Treun Lead Singer
All Dobes All Day Long 2 5/6/2020
KDH All Breed 188 4/28/2020 Seasar Jackknife
April 2020 Australian Shepherd Nationals 4/23/2020
Steinhaus Spring Show 9 4/14/2020 Treun Lead Singer


Did you know?
In the American Kennel Club, a dog needs 15 points to become a Champion, with each win gaining anywhere from zero to five points depending on the number of dogs competing and the area where the show is held.