Judge Info - Victor Wood

Showdog.com Judge Since Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Retirement Announced 9/14/2015

Not political at all. Doesn't show a breed bias at all. 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 Victor Wood looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Nata Deming
2 Evan Kown
3 Abby Stewart
4 Dianne Carter
5 Thom Kogut
6 Yvette Glover
7 Caraces Rowen
8 Sana Rasnick
9 Scott Ramsey
10 Claire McAllister
11 Mick Sherrer
12 Bob Golub
13 Chric Hoover
14 Chrica Donnellan
15 Kristen Gowin
16 Adrian Campbell
17 Janis Coakley
18 Chry Krell
19 Judy Clarkson
20 Kath Hazlett
21 Giulice Lipton
22 Nicole Hunger
23 Aarry Schmit
24 Pamarba Lhoam
25 Carolyn Beerer

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
Jester Dogs 305th All Breed Show 7/16/2024 Shelador Rhythm Musical
July 2024 American Water Spaniel Nationals 7/4/2024
Incorgnito 70 6/28/2024
June 2024 Belgian Laekenois Nationals 6/27/2024
South Florida 212 6/16/2024
June 2024 Basset Hound Nationals 6/12/2024
May 2024 Tibetan Terrier Nationals 5/25/2024
May 2024 Irish Setter Nationals 5/14/2024
WS-ACS 28 4/23/2024
Llanelli WSS Specialty 22 4/20/2024


Did you know?
The figure 8 exercise requires the team to heel in a figure 8 pattern either on or off leash. Generally two of the ring stewards will assist the judge with this exercise by acting as "posts", standing 8 feet apart, that the team walks around to form the loops of the figure 8.