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What makes a good Judge

Written by Dick Kurz

The first impression of a good judge is that of a tough-minded, but fair,
alert, but gentle, man or woman. Muscular fitness and
nimbleness are desirable, but not mandatory....soft living seems

The judge should neither be too tall nor too short. If as a rule of
thumb, he must sink to his knees to pet the dog, he is probably too tall. On
the other hand, if he must jump into the air to check the testicles, he is
probably too short.

Measurements should be taken from the top of the head with the hair parted
or so pushed down that it will show the actual height of the frame or
structure of the judge. A judge of desirable size and proper flesh should
average between 70 and 340 pounds, depending primarily upon sex and how fat
he/she is.

The judge should be stamped with a look of nobility and justice-
difficult to define, but unmistakable after the show. The good judge has a
consistent personality marked by a direct and fearless, but not hostile,
expression of self-confidence and that certain aloofness which does not lend
itself to immediate and indiscriminate friendships...or at least does not
belie such friendships until later back at the motel.

In a cold climate, the judge should be equipped with a double coat -- the
underwear may vary with the season. At no time, however, should a judge shed
in the ring.

The most desirable proportion for a judge is 38-23-36; however, you may
settle for 23-23-23; or, as I have seen at times, 22-35-48.

Let's not get into this again...All colors are permissible. I have
not personally seen a blue judge, but there's always a first time.

Judges who tend to motivate on all fours should be avoided, as should those
who stagger and fall down a lot. Forward motion should be achieved by
placing one foot in front of the other...hopping is also permitted and, in
fact, makes for a livelier show.

While viewing the dogs, the judge should stand in the center of the ring,
feet spread as at "parade rest," the right hand should be held firmly in the
left armpit with the left had crossing over and tucked into the right armpit
The chin must be tucked solidly into the chest, eyes squinting. Once the
judge has assumed this position, the ring steward should count the number of
times the class circles. If that count should exceed twenty, he then might
unobtrusively move out from his position to the judge's side and check his

Older, more experienced judges have been known to doze off in this position,
while younger specimens, particularly the members of the party-going set,
might still be so gassed from the pre-show
festivities that they have passed out.


MUTE -- It is better if a judge can speak in audible tones. His
vocabulary may be limited to phrases like: "Loose lead," "Walk them," or
"One more time," and the numbers one through four must be heard. If this is
impossible, a set of flash cards should be provided.

TOTAL BLINDNESS -- Using a totally blind judge is just a drag. The show must
be held on concrete so that he can hear the dogs gait.
Besides, some wise guy will always show up with a Malamute and take the

Judges who point, whoop and holler, or who laugh hysterically at the
exhibitor entering the ring with a particularly poor specimen, are to be
disqualified. Likewise, judges who delay the proceedings while the handlers
make out checks payable to him, in the ring, are not permitted to
participate further. Any judge who attacks a handler in the ring (bite
he/she, she/him, he/him, or whatever) is to be warned three times in writing
after which he must be dismissed.

As in the obedience competition, any judges relieving themselves in the ring
are to be expelled therefrom.