Judge Info - William Hernandez

Showdog.com Judge Since Friday, December 23, 2016
Retirement Announced 12/31/2017

Very political judge, likes to see certain handlers on dogs. Low level of breed bias. Thinks a dog needs to earn its championship before it should even be considered for best of breed.

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 William Hernandez looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Low
Forequarter Very Low
Hindquarter Normal
Gait High
Top Neck and Back Normal
Coat High
Size/Height Very Low
Feet Low

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.  William Hernandez has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Doug Mavroulis
2 Patrick Sayforth
3 Geor Board
4 Mike Schneider
5 Martha Woodson
6 Ellen Schroeder
7 Rusty Walter
8 Angela Fletcher
9 Kelly LaFoy
10 Sam Tacker
11 Marry Anne Bryant
12 Reberol Pattison
13 David Scott
14 Joey Allen
15 Sylvia Tejeda
16 Kim Coleman
17 Clan Melby
18 George Anderson
19 Bruce Creel
20 Shael Parramore
21 Alejam Zapien
22 Kate Dalton
23 Jana Mezies
24 Chri Faison
25 Roxanne Leatherwood

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
Good Better Best All Breed 66 1/14/2022 TLC Another Highland Lass
December 2021 Curly-Coated Retriever Nationals 12/20/2021
Siberian Husky 3 11/6/2021
Weim 23 10/12/2021
GSP Specialty II 10/2/2021
September 2021 G.S.P. Nationals 9/27/2021
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling 114 9/26/2021 Jolitar Fox Mulder
Toy Poodle Parade 300 9/25/2021
Hollow Oak Extravaganza 12 9/25/2021
August 2021 American Cocker Spaniel Nationals 8/21/2021


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.