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.

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 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
Toy Poodle Parade 216 11/14/2019
October 2019 Neapolitan Mastiff Nationals 10/27/2019
October 2019 Cane Corso Nationals 10/2/2019
For Keeshonds 16 9/29/2019
Pairadice Brussels Griffon Specialty 7 8/23/2019
August 2019 Curly-Coated Retriever Nationals 8/20/2019
Berry Best Spinone Show 8/17/2019
Whippets In August 4 8/6/2019
July 2019 Norwegian Buhund Nationals 7/23/2019
Corgo 36 7/12/2019


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.