Judge Info - Lorie Nave

Showdog.com Judge Since Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Retirement Announced 4/30/2013

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Actually prefers to see the owner of the dog handling it. Moderate level of breed bias. Thinks a dog needs to earn its championship before it should even be considered for best of breed.

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 Lorie Nave looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Low
Forequarter Normal
Hindquarter Low
Gait Low
Top Neck and Back Very Low
Coat Normal
Size/Height Very High
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.  Lorie Nave has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Ron Boening
2 Jos Harter
3 Parker Hart
4 Joey Finch
5 Holly Pollok
6 Tod Brubaker
7 Emily Nguyen
8 Art Toles
9 Bre Strayhorn
10 Rachero Fergus
11 Ros Richart
12 Eric Pennington
13 Maret Gentile
14 Ben Marro
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
AirMid 108 4/8/2024 MVK Moment Hill
April 2024 Briard Nationals 4/6/2024
March 2024 W.H.W.T. Nationals 3/21/2024
February 2024 Gordon Setter Nationals 2/21/2024
Australis All Breed 61 2/13/2024 WPs Sir Swagger
WP Siberian Classic 0 2/11/2024
January 2024 English Setter Nationals 1/19/2024
December 2023 Neapolitan Mastiff Nationals 12/27/2023
December 2023 Afghan Hound Nationals 12/4/2023
November 2023 Briard Nationals 11/6/2023


Did you know?
A specialty show is a dog show which reviews a single breed, unlike other dog shows, particularly conformation shows, which are generally referred to as "all-breed" because they are open to all breeds recognized by the sponsoring kennel club.