Judge Info - Stephen Carpenter

Showdog.com Judge Since Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Retirement Announced 12/31/2011

Not political at all. Moderate level of breed bias.

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 Carpenter looks for.

Trait Importance
Head High
Forequarter Very Low
Hindquarter Very Low
Gait Normal
Top Neck and Back Low
Coat Very High
Size/Height Low
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 Carpenter has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Nany Painter
2 Greg Alexander
3 Nathia Barks
4 Jennifer Oneil
5 Jony Bewely
6 Jamiel Leavens
7 Alles Vickers
8 Coby Rodriguez
9 Den Towler
10 Herb Bowe
11 Bill Meyer
12 Flozell Tucker
13 Caryn Brumit
14 Peren Troy
15 Ster Stockyard
16 Riely Whalen
17 Matt Moore
18 June Dixon
19 Edna Dixon
20 Justin Moyer
21 Pamelan Treadwell
22 Dert Priebe
23 Jay McHaney
24 Antonio Hutchinson
25 Jessa McKinnley

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
GaylanStudio 2019-12-03 All-Breed Show 12/3/2019 ESAN Taifun
Rat Terrier Roundup 12/1/2019
November 2019 Mudi Nationals 11/25/2019
TNT 156th All Breed Show 11/6/2019 Willow Comniverous
November 2019 Dandie Dinmont Terrier Nationals 11/6/2019
November 2019 Rat Terrier Nationals 11/3/2019
Scolours 368 10/20/2019
Keeshonds Down Under 49 10/19/2019
October 2019 German Shepherd Dog Nationals 10/15/2019
Ibizan October 3 10/3/2019


Did you know?
In the American Kennel Club, a dog needs 15 points to become a Champion, with each win gaining anywhere from zero to five points depending on the number of dogs competing and the area where the show is held.