Judge Info - Pat Price

Showdog.com Judge Since Sunday, June 1, 2003
Retirement Announced 9/30/2011

Doesn't like using the same breeds that win every other show for BIS. Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. Moderate level of breed bias. Thinks a dog needs to earn its championship before it should even be considered for best of breed.


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 Pat Price looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Huntert Dawe
2 Listy Cousar
3 Terri Farnum
4 Bradie DiNapoli
5 Ben Marro
6 Hen Kilburn
7 Maret Gentile
8 Erik Mitchell
9 Cliff Irwin
10 Rachero Fergus
11 Keven Dowdle
12 Bre Strayhorn
13 Tod Brubaker
14 Jos Harter
15 Ron Boening
16 Parker Hart
17 Joey Finch
18 Aly Dimaggio
19 Holly Pollok
20 Chuck Donaldson
21 Stephanie Scott
22 Emily Nguyen
23 Jene Moak
24 Art Toles
25 Kimberly Carson

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
TRH all breed 1 6/25/2022 Lanakila ShesALittleRunaway
June 2022 Australian Kelpie Nationals 6/4/2022
June 2022 Irish Terrier Nationals 6/1/2022
Wonderlight All Breed Show 5 4/2/2022 Marquetry Sandlot Slugger
GaylanStudio8 All Breed 22-01-13 1/13/2022 HH Tessas Rogue
GaylanStudio9 All Breed 22-01-11 1/11/2022 Jennifer Jennings
December 2021 Neapolitan Mastiff Nationals 12/27/2021
December 2021 German Spitz Nationals 12/14/2021
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling 160 12/9/2021 HH Tessas Rogue
Seasar All Breed 254 11/28/2021 HH Tessas Rogue

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.