Judge Info - Linda Gross

Showdog.com Judge Since Saturday, February 28, 2015
Retirement Announced 12/31/2015

Very political judge, likes to see certain handlers on dogs. Low 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 Linda Gross looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Low
Forequarter Very High
Hindquarter Low
Gait Very Low
Top Neck and Back Very Low
Coat Low
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.  Linda Gross has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Mark Jetter
2 Bart Alderette
3 Veronica Sheidt
4 Carolyn Beerer
5 Aarry Schmit
6 Valera Ortiz
7 Kath Hazlett
8 Judy Clarkson
9 Hun Sargeant
10 Chry Krell
11 Adrian Campbell
12 Kristen Gowin
13 Brian Coke
14 Chric Hoover
15 Kelly Glenn
16 Bob Golub
17 Elaine Stinson
18 Janis Lopez
19 Terrance Stuttsman
20 Bremy Scheffer
21 Dianne Carter
22 Lucinda Hunter
23 Abby Stewart
24 Nata Deming
25 Evan Kown

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
Clear Run 42 2/25/2024 WS n WPs Peoples Professor
WP Malamute Classic 11 2/13/2024
February 2024 Miniature Pinscher Nationals 2/2/2024
ZTSM Show 5 1/12/2024 WP Challenge Accepted
12 days of Christmas 4 12/21/2023
November 2023 Rhodesian Ridgeback Nationals 11/13/2023
Kimoko 3 8/28/2023 Beercan Fortuitous
TB Under The Big Top All Breed 8/26/23 8/26/2023 Beercan Fortuitous
South Florida 91 8/8/2023
August 2023 Bergamasco Nationals 8/8/2023


Did you know?
Since its centenary year in 1991, Crufts has officially been recognised as the world's largest and most prestigious dog show by the Guinness Book of Records, with a total of 22,973 dogs being exhibited that year.