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.


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
Canmore3 All Breed 21-11-29 11/29/2021 HH Sally Shamrock
November 2021 American Eskimo Dog Nationals 11/5/2021
August 2021 Finnish Spitz Nationals 8/23/2021
August 2021 Curly-Coated Retriever Nationals 8/20/2021
May 2021 Border Terrier Nationals 5/23/2021
Border Spring Fling 14 5/8/2021
Jester Dogs 219th All Breed Show 4/19/2021 JD Dahlia
Dark Mirage Winter Festival IV 3/10/2021
Hollywood 3/6/2021 Outrigger Jadiel
K9 Kapers 47 3/1/2021 Outrigger Gilroy

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.