Judge Info - Sheldon Hansen

Showdog.com Judge Since Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Retirement Announced 3/31/2011

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Doesn't like using the same breeds that win every other show for BIS. Not political at all. Relatively high level of breed bias. Thinks dogs should be compared to how good they are vs the rest of their breed rather than overall quality vs all dogs.

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 Sheldon Hansen looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Lucinda Hunter
2 Bremy Scheffer
3 Terrance Stuttsman
4 Janis Lopez
5 Elaine Stinson
6 Kelly Glenn
7 Brian Coke
8 Hun Sargeant
9 Valera Ortiz
10 Veronica Sheidt
11 Mark Jetter
12 Bart Alderette
13 Carolyn Beerer
14 Aarry Schmit
15 Kath Hazlett
16 Judy Clarkson
17 Chry Krell
18 Adrian Campbell
19 Kristen Gowin
20 Chric Hoover
21 Bob Golub
22 Dianne Carter
23 Abby Stewart
24 Nata Deming
25 Evan Kown

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
TRST all breed 55 4/4/2024 Llanelli J Misaligned
April 2024 Jack Russell Terrier Nationals 4/3/2024
March 2024 Borzoi Nationals 3/26/2024
The Cocker Spaniel Sector 5 Run 3/19/2024
March 2024 French Bulldog Nationals 3/8/2024
February 2024 Cairn Terrier Nationals 2/16/2024
TRHD all breed 69 2/11/2024 BSG Wave Of Napping
Canmore4 All Breed 24-01-30 1/30/2024 DenKees Wicked Devil
Fall Leaves 169 1/14/2024 Andy’s Andantino
January 2024 Pembroke Welsh Corgi Nationals 1/5/2024


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.