Judge Info - Rachel Barnette

Showdog.com Judge Since Saturday, August 31, 2013
Retirement Announced 3/31/2015

Shows a slight bias toward bitches over dogs. Actually prefers to see the owner of the dog handling it. Low 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 Rachel Barnette looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Bob Golub
2 Chric Hoover
3 Dianne Carter
4 Kristen Gowin
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 Thom Kogut
14 Carolyn Beerer
15 Yvette Glover
16 Bart Alderette
17 Caraces Rowen
18 Mark Jetter
19 Sana Rasnick
20 Scott Ramsey
21 Veronica Sheidt
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
September 2021 Anatolian Shepherd Nationals 9/18/2021
September 2021 Vizsla Nationals 9/14/2021
AG QARAT Afghans XIV 9/13/2021
September 10th Cocker Spectacular 9/10/2021
September 2021 Dandie Dinmont Terrier Nationals 9/6/2021
Irish 5 9/2/2021
GaylanStudio 21-08-17 All Breed 8/17/2021 Tribern Martha
Seasar All Breed 219 6/11/2021 TSR Brown Blossom
Corgo 191 5/6/2021
Hot Wire Terrier 2 4/26/2021


Did you know?
A specialty show is a dog show which reviews a single breed, unlike other dog shows, particularly conformation shows, which are generally referred to as "all-breed" because they are open to all breeds recognized by the sponsoring kennel club.