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 breed.
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.
Rita J Biddle (Ryan, then O’Ryan)*.
Glen Lajeski (Kolyer (co-bred with Kitty Kolyer))*.
Warren Simon (Misty Valley )*.