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
January 2021 Pomeranian Nationals 1/18/2021
December 2020 Dogue de Bordeaux Nationals 12/26/2020
Racs Brittany Supreme2 12/23/2020
Fieldie Fiesta 9 11/12/2020
Bring Your Staffords5 10/3/2020
All Breeds Spectacular 132 9/8/2020 MontESAN Swiss Exclusive
K9 Kapers 31 8/19/2020 Picardy Daredevil
Clwyds July 12 All Breed Show 7/12/2020 BarStar The Wedding Chapel
Rks Best Dogz 2 6/29/2020 Desolee Du Royaume
June 2020 Bearded Collie Nationals 6/20/2020

Did you know?
A conformation dog show is not a comparison of one dog to another but a comparison of each dog to a judge's mental image of the ideal breed type as outlined in the individual breed's breed standard.