Judge Info - Mickey Bysshe

Showdog.com Judge Since Saturday, June 4, 2005
Retirement Announced 1/31/2010

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Not very political. 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 Mickey Bysshe looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Keven Dowdle
2 Cliff Irwin
3 Erik Mitchell
4 Hen Kilburn
5 Aly Dimaggio
6 Chuck Donaldson
7 Stephanie Scott
8 Bradie DiNapoli
9 Jene Moak
10 Terri Farnum
11 Kimberly Carson
12 Listy Cousar
13 Huntert Dawe
14 Joandy Classen
15 Ben Marro
16 Maret Gentile
17 Rachero Fergus
18 Deborie Mejorado
19 Bre Strayhorn
20 Julie Patton
21 Tod Brubaker
22 Antonio Hutchinson
23 Jos Harter
24 Dert Priebe
25 Pamelan Treadwell

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
April 2021 Irish Water Spaniel Nationals 4/11/2021
April 2021 P.B.G.V Nationals 4/7/2021
March 2021 Giant Schnauzer Nationals 3/15/2021
Happy Cavs II 3/10/2021
February 2021 Harrier Nationals 2/24/2021
February 2021 American Foxhound Nationals 2/23/2021
February 2021 Portuguese Water Dog Nationals 2/20/2021
Anniversary Boxer Bash 2/16/2021
Seasar All Breed 186 1/27/2021 Canasta’s Move Over Sugar
Residential JRT 4 12/18/2020


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.