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
ZTSM Show 19 4/15/2024 Rookwood A Touch Of Silver
March 2024 Pyrenean Shepherd Nationals 3/22/2024
Steinhaus Winter Show 20 3/11/2024 Redwoods Wonderwoman
March 2024 Papillon Nationals 3/11/2024
Clear Run 40 2/2/2024 Redwoods American Folklore
TRH all breed 71 1/21/2024 Redwoods American Folklore
GSD Show Offs 2 12/22/2023
November 2023 Miniature Schnauzer Nationals 11/17/2023
Redbone Specialty of the Redwoods 11/10/2023
SS Autumn Show 11th 9/14/2023


Did you know?
Judges are generally certified to judge one or several breeds, usually in the same group, but a few "all-breed" judges have the training and experience to judge large numbers of breeds.