Judge Info - Susan Sherman

Showdog.com Judge Since Sunday, August 31, 2014
Retirement Announced 1/31/2015

Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. Low level of breed bias. Has a tendency to like dogs the more often they're seen.

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 Susan Sherman looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Very High
Forequarter High
Hindquarter Normal
Gait High
Top Neck and Back Low
Coat High
Size/Height Low
Feet High

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.  Susan Sherman has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Keven Dowdle
2 Cliff Irwin
3 Erik Mitchell
4 Hen Kilburn
5 Bradie DiNapoli
6 Terri Farnum
7 Listy Cousar
8 Huntert Dawe
9 Aly Dimaggio
10 Chuck Donaldson
11 Stephanie Scott
12 Jene Moak
13 Kimberly Carson
14 Ben Marro
15 Joandy Classen
16 Maret Gentile
17 Rachero Fergus
18 Bre Strayhorn
19 Tod Brubaker
20 Deborie Mejorado
21 Jos Harter
22 Ron Boening
23 Julie Patton
24 Parker Hart
25 Joey Finch

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
Australian All Breed 54 10/22/2021 HH Evening Primrose
Sept 21 Elkhound Show2 9/14/2021
August 2021 Bichon Frise Nationals 8/24/2021
August 2021 Pug Nationals 8/21/2021
Corgo 246 8/12/2021
August 2021 Afghan Hound Nationals 8/4/2021
Labs 21 7/28/2021
Canmore Pointer Specialty 21-07-16 7/16/2021
Corgivaganza 128 7/14/2021
June 2021 Tibetan Terrier Nationals 6/25/2021


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.