My judging colleague is from Italy. My ring steward (and wonderful interpreter), Israeli.
Striking, as a “reserved” Canadian, Middle Eastern shows are more… dramatic! Enthusiastic applause for every class, down to the final one at 9:00 PM.
Passionate viewpoints are expressed at the show office, over the walkie talkie and from the sidelines are colorful –amped up with volume and hand gestures. No matter the geography – there’s possibly more competition that goes on outside the ring than inside- what do you think?
It’s a judging survival skill to tune out distractions, drama at any show. Not speaking Hebrew can have it’s advantages