Judge Info - Ruth Miller

Showdog.com Judge Since Thursday, May 31, 2012
Retirement Announced 3/31/2013

Shows a slight bias toward bitches over dogs. Doesn't like using the same breeds that win every other show for BIS. Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. Moderate 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 Ruth Miller looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Justin Moyer
2 Pamelan Treadwell
3 Dert Priebe
4 Peren Troy
5 Bill Meyer
6 Antonio Hutchinson
7 Jamiel Leavens
8 Jennifer Oneil
9 Julie Patton
10 Deborie Mejorado
11 Nany Painter
12 Greg Alexander
13 Nathia Barks
14 Jony Bewely
15 Alles Vickers
16 Coby Rodriguez
17 Den Towler
18 Herb Bowe
19 Joandy Classen
20 Flozell Tucker
21 Caryn Brumit
22 Kimberly Carson
23 Ster Stockyard
24 Jene Moak
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
TRST all breed 56 4/10/2024 Picardy Solar Power
Jester Dogs 292nd All Breed Show 1/8/2024 WPs Dawn of Destiny
RW Mini Poodle Party 58 12/23/2023
December 2023 G.S.M.D. Nationals 12/16/2023
Kerry Catch Up 3 11/10/2023
November 2023 Wire Fox Terrier Nationals 11/2/2023
Card all breed 48 10/9/2023 BSG Dancing Soldier
October 2023 Thai Ridgeback Nationals 10/6/2023
Jester Dogs 286th All Breed Show 10/2/2023 Bear River Tawny Fawn
August 2023 Maltese Nationals 8/25/2023


Did you know?
The figure 8 exercise requires the team to heel in a figure 8 pattern either on or off leash. Generally two of the ring stewards will assist the judge with this exercise by acting as "posts", standing 8 feet apart, that the team walks around to form the loops of the figure 8.