Judge Info - Steven Bolton

Showdog.com Judge Since Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Retirement Announced 3/31/2013

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Not very political. Relatively high level of breed bias. Thinks dogs should be compared to how good they are vs the rest of their breed rather than overall quality vs all dogs.


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 Steven Bolton looks for.

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

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.  Steven Bolton has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Mick Sherrer
2 Claire McAllister
3 Chrica Donnellan
4 Scott Ramsey
5 Sana Rasnick
6 Caraces Rowen
7 Yvette Glover
8 Thom Kogut
9 Janis Coakley
10 Giulice Lipton
11 Nicole Hunger
12 Evan Kown
13 Nata Deming
14 Pamarba Lhoam
15 Abby Stewart
16 Billip Soltero
17 Mandy Parcus
18 Joe Kensing
19 Roxanne Leatherwood
20 Dianne Carter
21 Chri Faison
22 Jana Mezies
23 Shael Parramore
24 Bruce Creel
25 Bob Golub

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
Anatolian March II 3/8/2018
Kerry Kollection 21 2/20/2018
Maltese Dreams Dance3 2/8/2018
SColours 118 2/5/2018
Do it for the Brits 34 2/5/2018
Dandy Aussie Special 88 2/5/2018
Great Dane Specialty 111 2/1/2018
New Year Ibizan 3 1/18/2018
White Fluff 179 12/15/2017
Nov IG Soecialty 4 11/19/2017

Did you know?
The largest and most prestigious dog show in America is the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, was established in 1877 and is held annually at Madison Square Garden in New York City.