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
November 2019 G.S.P. Nationals 11/27/2019
KDH All Breed 105 10/18/2019 KDH Thunder Cloud
For Keeshonds 12 9/25/2019
Sand Prairie FCR Specialty 25 9/17/2019
PointyHead 306 8/27/2019
Sand Prairie FCR Specialty 20 8/24/2019
August 2019 German Shepherd Dog Nationals 8/15/2019
Kilhey 122 7/18/2019
Cane Corso Celebration 2 7/15/2019
Brussels Bounce 82 6/21/2019


Did you know?
The sit for exam is a modified version of the Stand for Exam. It is generally used in novice level classes and requires the handler to order the dog to sit and then to move away from the dog the length of the leash. The judge will then approach the dog and pet the dog's head.