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
GaylanStudio4 2020-06-29 All Breed Show 6/29/2020 Lisra Top of the Line
Spots Ahoy 3 6/24/2020
Mists of Avalon 19 6/19/2020 Dreammyst Freedom
June 2020 Ibizan Hound Nationals 6/17/2020
Jordana Specialty 10 6/3/2020
April 2020 Boxer Nationals 4/26/2020
Goodbye Shows6 4/20/2020
April 2020 Field Spaniel Nationals 4/16/2020
April 2020 Appenzeller Sennenhund Nationals 4/14/2020
March 2020 Thai Ridgeback Nationals 3/6/2020


Did you know?
Additional points may be awarded to the Best of Winners, or a class dog that goes Best of Breed or Best of Opposite Sex, again depending on the number of dogs competing