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
Fieldie Fiesta 10 11/13/2020
Treun Fall Show 25 11/3/2020 Oberhaus Frankie Says
Australis All Breed 46 10/26/2020 Oberhaus Frankie Says
All Breeds Spectacular 137 10/25/2020 Oberhaus Frankie Says
October 2020 Glen of Imaal Terrier Nationals 10/10/2020
Its So Fancy 7 10/10/2020
Legends of Logres 25 9/18/2020 Oberhaus Secret Mission
September 2020 Dachshund Nationals 9/9/2020
July 2020 Rottweiler Nationals 7/14/2020
June 2020 Toy Fox Terrier Nationals 6/15/2020


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.