Judge Info - Patricia Allen

Showdog.com Judge Since Saturday, October 31, 2015
Retirement Announced 6/30/2017

Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. Moderate level of breed bias. Has a tendency to like dogs the more often they're seen. 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 Patricia Allen looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Low
Forequarter Low
Hindquarter Very Low
Gait Very High
Top Neck and Back High
Coat Very High
Size/Height High
Feet Very High

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.  Patricia Allen has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Scott Ramsey
2 Claire McAllister
3 Sana Rasnick
4 Mick Sherrer
5 Caraces Rowen
6 Yvette Glover
7 Chrica Donnellan
8 Thom Kogut
9 Evan Kown
10 Nata Deming
11 Janis Coakley
12 Abby Stewart
13 Giulice Lipton
14 Nicole Hunger
15 Pamarba Lhoam
16 Dianne Carter
17 Billip Soltero
18 Mandy Parcus
19 Joe Kensing
20 Roxanne Leatherwood
21 Chri Faison
22 Jana Mezies
23 Bob Golub
24 Shael Parramore
25 Chric Hoover

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
January 2022 Portuguese Water Dog Nationals 1/20/2022
December 2021 Australian Shepherd Nationals 12/23/2021
December 2021 Giant Schnauzer Nationals 12/15/2021
Jimbos Pad Tournament 5 11/11/2021 Rough Edges Bubba Jones
November 2021 Collie Nationals 11/7/2021
October 2021 Bearded Collie Nationals 10/20/2021
October 2021 Bull Terrier Nationals 10/9/2021
September 2021 Plott Nationals 9/10/2021
Ranch JAH Autumn Fayre 14 9/6/2021 RJ Magic Merlin
Labs 42 8/24/2021


Did you know?
In the American Kennel Club, a dog needs 15 points to become a Champion, with each win gaining anywhere from zero to five points depending on the number of dogs competing and the area where the show is held.