Judge Info - Ronald Schmidt

Showdog.com Judge Since Monday, August 31, 2009
Retirement Announced 9/30/2009

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Actually prefers to see the owner of the dog handling it. Relatively high level of breed bias. Thinks a dog needs to earn its championship before it should even be considered for best of breed.

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 Ronald Schmidt looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Dan Adams
2 Norma Young
3 Jeff Wehlan
4 Willie Cundiff
5 Katy Murrell
6 Beah McEwen
7 John Rome
8 Bob Coke
9 Jessa McKinnley
10 Debbie Merrill
11 Jean Infante
12 Jay McHaney
13 Ster Coaxum
14 Kennis Greiner
15 Marc Buchhelt
16 Aimeene Good
17 Edna Dixon
18 Robert Pouk
19 Rogane Tuller
20 Terry Galloway
21 June Dixon
22 Matt Moore
23 Stew Kellermen
24 Duane Rawley
25 Riely Whalen

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
November 2019 Welsh Terrier Nationals 11/24/2019
SColours 387 11/10/2019
August 2019 Appenzeller Sennenhund Nationals 8/14/2019
KDH All Breed 72 8/12/2019 BanCree Twice Away
Courageous Collies 8/2/2019
Dannon All Breed 7 7/24/2019 BanCree Come Away
Do it for the Brits 114 5/15/2019
Toy Poodle Parade 136 1/29/2019
Graysb 1/28/2019 Korthals Peppered Roast
January 2019 Bearded Collie Nationals 1/20/2019


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.