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
Caulfeilds April 6 All Breed Show 4/6/2020 Landon Flavia
Shades of Gold 12 3/23/2020 KDH Red Bull
February 2020 G.S.M.D. Nationals 2/16/2020
IW 12 21 12/21/2019
Winter Wonderland Spectacular 12/14/2019
December 2019 Boston Terrier Nationals 12/4/2019
November 2019 Swedish Vallhund Nationals 11/25/2019
November 2019 Golden Retriever Nationals 11/17/2019
Keeshonds Down Under 40 10/9/2019
Dobe Lovers 27 9/15/2019


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.