Judge Info - Saul Martinez

Showdog.com Judge Since Sunday, February 28, 2010
Retirement Announced 10/31/2010

Shows a slight bias toward bitches over dogs. Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. Moderate level of breed bias.


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 Saul Martinez looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Normal
Forequarter Normal
Hindquarter High
Gait High
Top Neck and Back Very Low
Coat Very Low
Size/Height Very 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.  Saul Martinez has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Justin Moyer
2 Pamelan Treadwell
3 Dert Priebe
4 Antonio Hutchinson
5 Peren Troy
6 Julie Patton
7 Bill Meyer
8 Deborie Mejorado
9 Jamiel Leavens
10 Jennifer Oneil
11 Nany Painter
12 Joandy Classen
13 Greg Alexander
14 Kimberly Carson
15 Nathia Barks
16 Jene Moak
17 Jony Bewely
18 Alles Vickers
19 Coby Rodriguez
20 Den Towler
21 Herb Bowe
22 Flozell Tucker
23 Stephanie Scott
24 Chuck Donaldson
25 Caryn Brumit

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
October 2020 Clumber Spaniel Nationals 10/22/2020
October 2020 Plott Nationals 10/10/2020
August 2020 Caucasian Mountain Dog Nationals 8/9/2020
Seasar All Breed 143 7/19/2020 KDH Bellefire
New World 46 7/17/2020 Føniks Encased in Ice
Collie Show World 10 6/9/2020
Zoetic Dogo Show XIX 5/9/2020
May 2020 Collie Nationals 5/7/2020
Cocker Collection 1 3/19/2020
December 2019 Akita Nationals 12/26/2019

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.