GDR Would Like to thank Nikki Riggsbee for helping us get to
know some of our judges .
Great Dane Judges Directory:
Judges Approved to Judge Great Danes
Compiled by Nikki Riggsbee April 1, 2012
Submitted for inclusion on Great Dane Review 03/2012
Copyright April 1, 2012
So many people are approved to judge Great Danes. Some are multi-group
judges who have been judging Danes for years. Others are breeder-judges with
differing levels of experience breeding and judging. Some are newer judges
who applied for and were approved to judge Great Danes as an additional
Many things affect how a judge judges a breed. If they were breeders, they
are affected by what they liked that they bred. Non-breeder-judges have
developed a picture of the breed based on what they have seen, whom they
have learned from, and what their priorities are.
Judging Great Danes can be a challenge for judges when they don�t find the
quality dogs that they are looking for in the ring. They participated in
this survey not only to let you know who they are, but also to let you know
what they are looking for and the problems they are seeing when they judge.
Exhibitors are interested in knowing more about the judges who are on
upcoming panels. Judges are interested in letting exhibitors know the
virtues they are looking for and the faults they are seeing so that
hopefully breeders can work on these in upcoming breedings.
For the directory, some AKC judges who are approved to judge Great Danes
were asked the following questions.
1. What was your primary breed?
2. Where do you live?
3. Who were your mentors in Great Danes?
4. What are your breed priorities as you judge Great Danes?
5. What problems do you see in the breed?
Click on the judges name to view their response.
Great Dane Breeder Judges
are identified with an asterisk (*).
New Judges that have been added to the list are
blocked in red.