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
July 2022 Belgian Tervuren Nationals 7/8/2022
Red, White and Blue Staffords 7/4/2022
GaylanStudio2 All Breed 22-06-05 6/5/2022 LC Yank Unleashed Love
TNT 240th All Breed Show 4/21/2022 Dreammyst Sahara
April 2022 W.H.W.T. Nationals 4/21/2022
Sziget Festival 7 4/20/2022 Kiroja Valuables
Tinker Bell Seven 4/4/2022 Beercan Much More
February 2022 Portuguese Water Dog Nationals 2/20/2022
January 2022 English Setter Nationals 1/19/2022
December 2021 Great Pyrenees Nationals 12/12/2021


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.