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
Racs All Breed 29 5/7/2021 SL Sanga
March Hare Is On The Run 3/28/2021 Oberhaus Ritchie
Fieldie Fiesta 24 3/8/2021
5 Dolla 5 Dolla Foot Long 1/17/2021 Carnewf Benny
December 29th Ibizan 12/29/2020
December 2020 Collie Nationals 12/7/2020
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


Did you know?
A conformation dog show is not a comparison of one dog to another but a comparison of each dog to a judge's mental image of the ideal breed type as outlined in the individual breed's breed standard.