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
Stand With You On A Mountain 1/21/2021 Canastas BarStar Party Crasher
Eleventh Night 1/11/2021 DenKees Chess Master
Airedale Winter Special 2 1/7/2021
Fancy Flat Coats 1 11/15/2020
November 2020 Rottweiler Nationals 11/14/2020
July 2020 Black and Tan Coonhound Nationals 7/24/2020
K9 Kapers 17 7/10/2020 DenKees Guillaume de Champagne
July 2020 Havanese Nationals 7/9/2020
New World 28 7/4/2020 GLXYs Wordsmith Clear Diamond
GaylanStudio6 2020-07-02 All Breed Show 7/2/2020 Bizzydog Butterfinger


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.