Judge Info - Ned Ford

Showdog.com Judge Since Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Retirement Announced 3/31/2018

Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. Moderate level of breed bias.

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 Ned Ford looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Low
Forequarter Very High
Hindquarter Low
Gait Low
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.  Ned Ford has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Bob Golub
2 Chric Hoover
3 Kristen Gowin
4 Dianne Carter
5 Adrian Campbell
6 Abby Stewart
7 Chry Krell
8 Judy Clarkson
9 Kath Hazlett
10 Nata Deming
11 Evan Kown
12 Aarry Schmit
13 Carolyn Beerer
14 Thom Kogut
15 Bart Alderette
16 Yvette Glover
17 Mark Jetter
18 Caraces Rowen
19 Veronica Sheidt
20 Sana Rasnick
21 Scott Ramsey
22 Claire McAllister
23 Mick Sherrer
24 Valera Ortiz
25 Hun Sargeant

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
Rat Terrier Roundup III 12/4/2019
Change of Fortunes 11/21/2019 BarStar IWoreYourWeddingDress
November 2019 Smooth Fox Terrier Nationals 11/6/2019
Clwyds Oct 29 ACS Specialty 10/29/2019
Clwyds Oct 28 All Breed Show 10/28/2019 Picardy Kent
Toy Poodle Parade 205 10/25/2019
October 2019 Beauceron Nationals 10/18/2019
September 2019 Keeshond Nationals 9/17/2019
- Taylynn All Breed 19 - 9/4/2019 Halcyon Evan
August 2019 Pyrenean Shepherd Nationals 8/22/2019


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.