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.
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.
|Top Neck and Back||Low|
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.
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|
|February 2020 Skye Terrier Nationals||2/15/2020|
|KDH All Breed 143||2/9/2020||KDH Lady Lou|
|January 2020 RAT TERRIER Specialty V||1/19/2020|
|January 2020 Great Dane Nationals||1/19/2020|
|December 2019 English Springer Spaniel Nationals||12/18/2019|
|Windy Obedience Trial||12/6/2019|
|November 2019 Akita Nationals||11/26/2019|
|Breacan Fall Show 11||11/23/2019||HWK Gray Shadow|