Judge Info - Theodore Belew

Showdog.com Judge Since Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Retirement Announced 5/31/2009

Not very political. Moderate level of breed bias.

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 Theodore Belew looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Normal
Forequarter Low
Hindquarter Normal
Gait Normal
Top Neck and Back High
Coat High
Size/Height Normal
Feet Very 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.  Theodore Belew has been known to prefer the following handlers.

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

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
English Foxhound Specialty of the Redwoods 9 1/20/2024
November 2023 Belgian Laekenois Nationals 11/27/2023
November 2023 Borzoi Nationals 11/26/2023
November 2023 A.S.T. Nationals 11/12/2023
September 2023 N.S.D.T.R. Nationals 9/16/2023
September 2023 Leonberger Nationals 9/11/2023
TRHD all breed 56 8/22/2023 Nachthunde Early Hours
Mini Poodle Show 8/21/2023
August 2023 Havanese Nationals 8/9/2023
August 2023 P.B.G.V Nationals 8/7/2023


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.