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
March 2020 Bichon Frise Nationals 3/24/2020
March 2020 W.P.G. Nationals 3/15/2020
March 2020 Australian Cattle Dog Nationals 3/7/2020
Seasar All Breed 118 3/5/2020 *Legendary Altaria
February 2020 Pomeranian Nationals 2/18/2020
February 2020 Skye Terrier Nationals 2/15/2020
KDH All Breed 143 2/9/2020 KDH Lady Lou
Halcyon Pug 2/6/2020
January 2020 RAT TERRIER Specialty V 1/19/2020
January 2020 Great Dane Nationals 1/19/2020


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.