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
TER all breed 28 4/6/2024 Sheladors Melody and Rhythm
WS-ACS 10 4/3/2024
March 2024 Mastiff Nationals 3/22/2024
February 2024 Plott Nationals 2/10/2024
February 2024 Glen of Imaal Terrier Nationals 2/10/2024
January 2024 Irish Setter Nationals 1/14/2024
Goldenoaks 3 11/11/2023 STORMBRINGERS BLACK ARROW
Keeshond Specialty 16 10/25/2023
ATK all breed 45 10/3/2023 STORMBRINGERS REVOLT
Clwyds October 1st All Breed Show 10/1/2023 STORMBRINGERS REVOLT


Did you know?
The sit for exam is a modified version of the Stand for Exam. It is generally used in novice level classes and requires the handler to order the dog to sit and then to move away from the dog the length of the leash. The judge will then approach the dog and pet the dog's head.