Judge Info - Luke Slocum

Showdog.com Judge Since Sunday, August 31, 2008
Retirement Announced 10/31/2008

Not very political. Relatively high 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 Luke Slocum looks for.

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

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.  Luke Slocum has been known to prefer the following handlers.

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

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
October 2023 Collie Nationals 10/7/2023
September 2023 Lakeland Terrier Nationals 9/8/2023
SS Summer Show 63rd 8/23/2023
Eskimook KC2 8/9/2023 Cellery The Time For Freedom
SS Summer Show 44th 7/26/2023
May 2023 French Bulldog Nationals 5/8/2023
April 2023 Australian Cattle Dog Nationals 4/7/2023
STL all breed 15 3/25/2023 Shenanigans Thx A Million
RW Mini Poodle Party 27 3/15/2023
February 2023 Australian Cattle Dog Nationals 2/7/2023


Did you know?
A specialty show may be regional or national. A "Best in Show" win at a national specialty show is tremendously prestigious, indicating that the winning dog or bitch triumphed at a contest which attracted entries from the most serious fanciers of that breed in the country or continent. Some specialty shows attract international entries.