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.


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
GaylanStudio6 21-09-16 All Breed 9/16/2021 RJ Ra Ra Ra Im Bettymar
August 2021 Irish Terrier Nationals 8/1/2021
July 2021 N.S.D.T.R. Nationals 7/16/2021
Corgo 227 7/7/2021
May 2021 Bedlington Terrier Nationals 5/19/2021
Candlelitt All Breed 8 5/17/2021 RJ Itsallwhyeyeanbettymar
Jester Dogs 221st All Breed Show 5/13/2021 Barack O Borzoi
TNT 208th All Breed Show 4/17/2021 ECC Bobbi Borzoi
Plus Winter Show 24 3/8/2021 Czarina Trick Trick
January 2021 Dalmatian Nationals 1/15/2021

Did you know?
The largest and most prestigious dog show in America is the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, was established in 1877 and is held annually at Madison Square Garden in New York City.