Judge Info - Mose Spurgeon

Showdog.com Judge Since Friday, October 31, 2008
Retirement Announced 11/30/2010

Not political at all. Low 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 Mose Spurgeon looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Very Low
Forequarter Low
Hindquarter Low
Gait High
Top Neck and Back Very High
Coat Low
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.  Mose Spurgeon has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Marry Anne Bryant
2 Reberol Pattison
3 Sam Tacker
4 David Scott
5 Angela Fletcher
6 Joey Allen
7 Sylvia Tejeda
8 Martha Woodson
9 Mike Schneider
10 Geor Board
11 Bruce Creel
12 Shael Parramore
13 Doug Mavroulis
14 Jana Mezies
15 Chri Faison
16 Roxanne Leatherwood
17 Joe Kensing
18 Patrick Sayforth
19 Mandy Parcus
20 Billip Soltero
21 Ellen Schroeder
22 Rusty Walter
23 Pamarba Lhoam
24 Kelly LaFoy
25 Nicole Hunger

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
Seasar II All Breed 135 3/28/2023 Solcintra Hermione
Comet Presents All Breed Bonanza 44 3/5/2023 Lanakila Oh L*Amour
February 2023 Kuvasz Nationals 2/22/2023
BourneAcres All Breed 23-02-10 2/10/2023 Rhoslyn Sugar Moon
December 2022 Norwich Terrier Nationals 12/10/2022
Clwyds October 30th All Breed Show 10/30/2022 Lanakila RedDirtRoad
Seasar IV All Breed 22 10/24/2022 Czarina Devil’s Backbone
October 2022 Italian Greyhound Nationals 10/14/2022
July 2022 C.K.C.S. Nationals 7/23/2022
July 2022 Alaskan Klee Kai Nationals 7/19/2022

Did you know?
An obedience trial is a dog sport in which a dog must perfectly execute a predefined set of tasks when directed to do so by his handler