Judge Info - Sarah Smith

Showdog.com Judge Since Thursday, June 5, 2003
Retirement Announced 6/30/2008

Not very political. Moderate level of breed bias. Has a tendency to like dogs the more often they're seen.

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 Sarah Smith looks for.

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

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.  Sarah Smith has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Peren Troy
2 Bill Meyer
3 Jamiel Leavens
4 Jennifer Oneil
5 Nany Painter
6 Greg Alexander
7 Justin Moyer
8 Pamelan Treadwell
9 Dert Priebe
10 Nathia Barks
11 Jony Bewely
12 Alles Vickers
13 Coby Rodriguez
14 Den Towler
15 Antonio Hutchinson
16 Herb Bowe
17 Flozell Tucker
18 Caryn Brumit
19 Julie Patton
20 Ster Stockyard
21 Deborie Mejorado
22 Riely Whalen
23 Matt Moore
24 June Dixon
25 Edna Dixon

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
February 2020 Affenpinscher Nationals 2/13/2020
January 2020 Dogue de Bordeaux Nationals 1/26/2020
January 2020 Chinese Shar-Pei Nationals 1/21/2020
Keeshonds Down Under 110 12/26/2019
Christmas Celebration 12/23/2019 BarStar IWoreYourWeddingDress
December 2019 Pyrenean Shepherd Nationals 12/22/2019
TBTs 4th November Obedience Trial 11/4/2019
First Of November Collie Show 11/1/2019
October 2019 Great Dane Nationals 10/19/2019
September 2019 Glen of Imaal Terrier Nationals 9/10/2019


Did you know?
A specialty show may be regional or national. A "Best in Show" win at a national specialty show is tremendously prestigious, indicating that the winning dog or bitch triumphed at a contest which attracted entries from the most serious fanciers of that breed in the country or continent. Some specialty shows attract international entries.