Judge Info - Terry Lopez

Showdog.com Judge Since Friday, July 31, 2009
Retirement Announced 9/30/2009

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. Moderate 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 Terry Lopez looks for.

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

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.  Terry Lopez has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Veronica Sheidt
2 Mark Jetter
3 Bart Alderette
4 Carolyn Beerer
5 Valera Ortiz
6 Hun Sargeant
7 Aarry Schmit
8 Kath Hazlett
9 Judy Clarkson
10 Chry Krell
11 Brian Coke
12 Adrian Campbell
13 Kelly Glenn
14 Kristen Gowin
15 Elaine Stinson
16 Chric Hoover
17 Janis Lopez
18 Bob Golub
19 Terrance Stuttsman
20 Bremy Scheffer
21 Lucinda Hunter
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
Indiana 40 3/29/2024
TNT 301st All Breed Show 3/19/2024 Whatthe Gift Wrapt
Card all breed 64 3/14/2024 Whatthe Gift Wrapt
February 2024 English Setter Nationals 2/19/2024
White Wonders Sealyham Show 4 1/17/2024
December 2023 Polish Lowland Sheepdog Nationals 12/2/2023
September 2023 Irish Water Spaniel Nationals 9/11/2023
Schipperke Specialty 36 8/9/2023
South Florida 80 7/2/2023
Llanelli Birthday Bash 6/21/2023 Fingerprint Runs Like a Jet


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.