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
Spring Garden Show 25 5/25/2020
May 2020 Lhasa Apso Nationals 5/24/2020
Golden 222 5/22/2020
TJ Last Days of Winter 3/20/2020
March 2020 Field Spaniel Nationals 3/16/2020
Stafford Extravaganza 32 3/11/2020
Canine Ceilidh 147 3/5/2020 Lisra Valiant Time
No. 1 3/2/2020
Feb Regional Specialty 2/7/2020
January 2020 RAT TERRIER Specialty XIV 1/28/2020


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The two largest American dog shows after Westminster are the National Dog Show (which is televised on Thanksgiving Day by NBC, usually after the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade) and the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship.