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
Golden 142 11/11/2019
MOOD 4 EVA By Beyoncé For Australian Terriers 8/20/2019
Ibizans In August 5 8/7/2019
August 2019 Black Russian Terrier Nationals 8/6/2019
DP 728 7/28/2019
July 2019 Shetland Sheepdog Nationals 7/4/2019
June 2019 Maltese Nationals 6/25/2019
Tamiami Tibbie 6 6/6/2019
April 2019 English Springer Spaniel Nationals 4/18/2019
Spinone Show Off 1 4/14/2019


Did you know?
In the American Kennel Club, a dog needs 15 points to become a Champion, with each win gaining anywhere from zero to five points depending on the number of dogs competing and the area where the show is held.