Judge Info - Linda Sheets

Showdog.com Judge Since Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Retirement Announced 9/30/2012

Not very political. Moderate 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 Sheets looks for.

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

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 Sheets has been known to prefer the following handlers.

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

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
Autumn Fluff 3 9/17/2020
July 2020 Shetland Sheepdog Nationals 7/4/2020
June 2020 Boxer Nationals 6/26/2020
GaylanStudio1 2020-06-22 All Breed Show 6/22/2020 BarStar The Wedding Planner
June 2020 American Cocker Spaniel Nationals 6/21/2020
Australian All Breed 15 6/17/2020 BarStar The Wedding Planner
SunDow All Breed 1 6/13/2020 BarStar The Wedding Chapel
GaylanStudio9 2020-04-13 All Breed Show 4/13/2020 Windgate Counterpoint
Sweetbrier Spring Show 17 4/11/2020 MBNs Poet X
KDH All Breed 164 3/15/2020 OP A Match Made In Heaven

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.