Judge Info - Stephen Butler

Showdog.com Judge Since Saturday, February 28, 2009
Retirement Announced 11/30/2009

Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. Doesn't show a breed bias at all.

Traits

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 Stephen Butler looks for.

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

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.  Stephen Butler has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Doug Mavroulis
2 Geor Board
3 Mike Schneider
4 Martha Woodson
5 Patrick Sayforth
6 Angela Fletcher
7 Ellen Schroeder
8 Sam Tacker
9 Rusty Walter
10 Marry Anne Bryant
11 Kelly LaFoy
12 Reberol Pattison
13 David Scott
14 Joey Allen
15 Sylvia Tejeda
16 Kim Coleman
17 Clan Melby
18 Bruce Creel
19 George Anderson
20 Shael Parramore
21 Jana Mezies
22 Chri Faison
23 Roxanne Leatherwood
24 Joe Kensing
25 Mandy Parcus

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
PointyHead 311 11/5/2019
November 2019 Old English Sheepdog Nationals 11/2/2019
September 2019 Bull Terrier Nationals 9/9/2019
August 2019 Bichon Frise Nationals 8/24/2019
August 2019 Australian Kelpie Nationals 8/4/2019
July 2019 Mudi Nationals 7/25/2019
Caulfeilds June 29 All Breed Extravaganza 6/29/2019 KDH Hocus Pocus
All Breeds Spectacular 21 6/14/2019 KDH Rambling Rose
End Of May For Collies 5/30/2019
May 2019 Ibizan Hound Nationals 5/17/2019


Did you know?
In multi-breed and all-breed shows, the winners of all breeds within the kennel club's breed Groups then compete for Group placements.