Judge Info - Martin Lee

Showdog.com Judge Since Monday, February 29, 2016
Retirement Announced 4/30/2018

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Not very political. Relatively high 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 Martin Lee looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Rachero Fergus
2 Bre Strayhorn
3 Maret Gentile
4 Ben Marro
5 Tod Brubaker
6 Jos Harter
7 Ron Boening
8 Huntert Dawe
9 Listy Cousar
10 Parker Hart
11 Joey Finch
12 Terri Farnum
13 Holly Pollok
14 Bradie DiNapoli
15 Emily Nguyen
16 Art Toles
17 Hen Kilburn
18 Erik Mitchell
19 Ros Richart
20 Eric Pennington
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
August 2022 S.C.W.T. Nationals 8/8/2022
CanmoreK All Breed 22-07-24 7/24/2022 R-C Buccaneer Ahoy
Treun Summer Show 36 7/21/2022 GF One More Light
Seasar IV All Breed 13 6/14/2022 Seasar Walking Tall
Temple Guardians 11 6/4/2022
Canmore4 All Breed 22-05-16 5/16/2022 Seasar Thunderbolt
Tibets On The Town 4 4/21/2022
Canmore3 All Breed 22-04-22 4/19/2022 Fenland Dirty Martini
April 2022 English Springer Spaniel Nationals 4/18/2022
March 2022 German Pinscher Nationals 3/4/2022

Did you know?
A conformation dog show is not a comparison of one dog to another but a comparison of each dog to a judge's mental image of the ideal breed type as outlined in the individual breed's breed standard.