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
September 2022 Bull Terrier Nationals 9/9/2022
August 2022 Belgian Laekenois Nationals 8/27/2022
August 2022 Vizsla Nationals 8/14/2022
Wash The Spots Away 1 7/17/2022
Doxies On Dock 1 7/10/2022
June 2022 Chinese Crested Dog Nationals 6/25/2022
May 2022 C.K.C.S. Nationals 5/23/2022
February 2022 Dogue de Bordeaux Nationals 2/26/2022
GaylanStudio9 All Breed 22-02-05 2/5/2022 DenKees Dragon Emperor
WBs DanceHall Drs Shownasia 23 1/23/2022


Did you know?
The first obedience title is a CD, or "Companion Dog", which is earned through competition in the Novice obedience class.