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
Regina’s 3/19 Allbreed 3/19/2023 Czarina Russian Mafia
FHC All Breed 23-03-17 3/17/2023 SLK Fireball Scotch
Canmore1 All Breed 23-03-16 3/16/2023 Czarina Russian Mafia
Seasar II All Breed 126 2/23/2023 Czarina The Devil Incarnate
Llanelli ECS Specialty 8 2/20/2023
February 2023 Thai Ridgeback Nationals 2/6/2023
Llanelli ECS Specialty 7 1/20/2023
Wild Otters 12/20/2022
November 2022 Boston Terrier Nationals 11/4/2022
Canmore1 All Breed 22-10-26 10/26/2022 Czarina Devil’s Advocate

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The two largest American dog shows after Westminster are the National Dog Show (which is televised on Thanksgiving Day by NBC, usually after the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade) and the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship.