Judge Info - Sandra Grooms

Showdog.com Judge Since Monday, November 30, 2009
Retirement Announced 10/31/2014

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Not very political. Doesn't show a breed bias at all.


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 Sandra Grooms looks for.

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

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.  Sandra Grooms has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Sylvia Tejeda
2 Joey Allen
3 Bruce Creel
4 David Scott
5 Reberol Pattison
6 Shael Parramore
7 Marry Anne Bryant
8 Sam Tacker
9 Jana Mezies
10 Chri Faison
11 Roxanne Leatherwood
12 Joe Kensing
13 Angela Fletcher
14 Mandy Parcus
15 Billip Soltero
16 Martha Woodson
17 Mike Schneider
18 Geor Board
19 Pamarba Lhoam
20 Nicole Hunger
21 Giulice Lipton
22 Doug Mavroulis
23 Janis Coakley
24 Patrick Sayforth
25 Chrica Donnellan

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
Edinburgh Festival 61 12/1/2022 Picardy Kasper
November 2022 Bearded Collie Nationals 11/20/2022
November 2022 Alaskan Malamute Nationals 11/1/2022
ATK all breed 7 9/15/2022 Czarina Scotch Whiskey
August 2022 Saint Bernard Nationals 8/26/2022
GaylanStudio5 All Breed 22-07-16 7/16/2022 XiZang XillintHotStpr ngro*HM
Keeshond Specialty 10 5/25/2022
JRT 4/21 Specialty 4/21/2022
GaylanStudio9 All Breed 22-02-19 2/19/2022 Ragsdale Dancehall Dr Hank
Kilhey Obedience 2 2/9/2022

Did you know?
The largest and most prestigious dog show in America is the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, was established in 1877 and is held annually at Madison Square Garden in New York City.