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
Caulfeilds June 21st All Breed Show 6/21/2021 Kilhey Consistent Dreamer
SHOCKER 7 Aussies 6/11/2021
June 2021 German Pinscher Nationals 6/4/2021
Earl’s Dals are Man’s Best Friend 5/28/2021
May 2021 Kuvasz Nationals 5/22/2021
May 2021 Curly-Coated Retriever Nationals 5/20/2021
May 2021 Toy Poodle Nationals 5/9/2021
Rossetts April 24 All Breed Show 4/24/2021 BarStar JustMyImagination
April 2021 Curly-Coated Retriever Nationals 4/20/2021
April 2021 Skye Terrier Nationals 4/15/2021


Did you know?
The sit for exam is a modified version of the Stand for Exam. It is generally used in novice level classes and requires the handler to order the dog to sit and then to move away from the dog the length of the leash. The judge will then approach the dog and pet the dog's head.