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.


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
TNT 252nd All Breed Show 9/25/2022 BarStar Singing in the Shower
Ballroom Summer Show 8 8/23/2022 BarStar TheSongThatNeverEnds
Canmore3 All Breed 22-08-04 8/4/2022 Fingerprint 426 Hemi
August 2022 Airedale Terrier Nationals 8/3/2022
July 2022 Brussels Griffon Nationals 7/13/2022
Jester Dogs 251st All Breed Show 6/10/2022 Fingerprint Raining Spots
GaylanStudio1 All Breed 22-06-04 6/4/2022 TER Ford
GaylanStudio2 All Breed 22-06-03 6/3/2022 Fingerprint 426 Hemi
April 2022 Toy Fox Terrier Nationals 4/15/2022
Ibizan March Madness 5 3/22/2022

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.