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
Afghan Hound Specialty I 6/10/2020
June 2020 Afghan Hound Nationals 6/4/2020
May 2020 Border Collie Nationals 5/20/2020
Spring Garden Collie Show 28 4/28/2020
Snowing Sammies 3 2/28/2020
2/19 Ig Specialty 2/19/2020
Maltese Winter Special 2/7/2020
Halcyon Whippy 2/6/2020
All Breeds Spectacular 91 1/24/2020 Makay Miles To Go
Terryterrier Obedience 4 1/20/2020


Did you know?
A conformation dog show is not a comparison of one dog to another but a comparison of each dog to a judge's mental image of the ideal breed type as outlined in the individual breed's breed standard.