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
October Whippet 3 10/10/2019
Tammo Take Me There 9/20/2019
PWC Never Forget 9/11 9/11/2019
BL 911 9/11/2019
September 2019 Thai Ridgeback Nationals 9/6/2019
Spirit By Beyoncé For Pomeranians 7/19/2019
KDH All Breed 61 7/16/2019 BarStar GettinLuckyOnASunday
July 2019 Cairn Terrier Nationals 7/16/2019
ST 7-15 7/15/2019
Bombyx Bash 108 5/30/2019


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.