Judge Info - Marion Clark

Showdog.com Judge Since Monday, March 31, 2014
Retirement Announced 5/31/2014

Very political judge, likes to see certain handlers on dogs. Moderate level of breed bias. Thinks dogs should be compared to how good they are vs the rest of their breed rather than overall quality vs all dogs.

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 Marion Clark looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Chrise Elleberee
2 Annee Lino
3 Aarthom Rapier
4 Kate Dalton
5 Alejam Zapien
6 Stephew Deering
7 All Mederos
8 George Cruce
9 Roby Hawks
10 John Urick
11 George Anderson
12 Logan Ray
13 Clan Melby
14 Kim Coleman
15 Kristen Schindewolf
16 Emma Moss
17 Kelly LaFoy
18 Rusty Walter
19 Ellen Schroeder
20 Marisa Feagin
21 Patrick Sayforth
22 Duane Rawley
23 Stew Kellermen
24 Terry Galloway
25 Rogane Tuller

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
Belgian Jamboree V 5/30/2020
Springtime Sammies 4 5/24/2020
May 2020 Canaan Dog Nationals 5/12/2020
Oak View April Specialty - Three 4/15/2020
April 2020 Basset Hound Nationals 4/12/2020
ALK all breed 8 3/28/2020 KDH Red Bull
Australian All Breed 6 1/23/2020 MJ`s Rock` N`Roll
Nymble Mudi Specialty VI 1/20/2020
All Breeds Spectacular 90 1/17/2020 KDH Black Rose
Maltese January 11th 1/11/2020


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.