Judge Info - Sam Moss

Showdog.com Judge Since Wednesday, June 4, 2003
Retirement Announced 11/30/2007

Not very political. Moderate level of breed bias. Thinks dogs should be compared to how good they are vs the rest of their breed rather than overall quality vs all dogs.

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 Sam Moss looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Very High
Forequarter Low
Hindquarter Very Low
Gait Low
Top Neck and Back Normal
Coat Low
Size/Height Normal
Feet High

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.  Sam Moss has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Adrian Campbell
2 Kristen Gowin
3 Chry Krell
4 Judy Clarkson
5 Kath Hazlett
6 Chric Hoover
7 Bob Golub
8 Aarry Schmit
9 Carolyn Beerer
10 Bart Alderette
11 Mark Jetter
12 Veronica Sheidt
13 Dianne Carter
14 Valera Ortiz
15 Hun Sargeant
16 Abby Stewart
17 Nata Deming
18 Evan Kown
19 Brian Coke
20 Thom Kogut
21 Yvette Glover
22 Kelly Glenn
23 Caraces Rowen
24 Elaine Stinson
25 Sana Rasnick

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
LC GWP SPECTACULAR 42 8/3/2022
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling 286 6/18/2022 LC Blackhole Sun Man
June 2022 G.S.M.D. Nationals 6/16/2022
May 2022 Beauceron Nationals 5/18/2022
Australian All Breed 63 5/1/2022 LC Blackhole Sun Man
Sziget Festival 8 4/23/2022 LC Blackhole Sun Man
Seasar II All Breed 19 4/17/2022 LC Blackhole Sun Man
April 2022 Thai Ridgeback Nationals 4/6/2022
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling 216 3/1/2022 HH For Peace In The World
February 2022 Black and Tan Coonhound Nationals 2/24/2022


Did you know?
Since its centenary year in 1991, Crufts has officially been recognised as the world's largest and most prestigious dog show by the Guinness Book of Records, with a total of 22,973 dogs being exhibited that year.