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
Down Under All Breed 17 9/10/2020 Mamba On Guard
Too Short 5 8/22/2020
Sheltie Summer Show 8/22/2020
Corgo 152 8/15/2020
Legends of Logres 19 6/21/2020 Neverland March Madness
TNT 177th All Breed Show 4/19/2020 ESAN Ultimate Avenger
Fantasia 2 4/17/2020
KDH All Breed 168 3/21/2020 CCC Wizard Hat
Cheers 25 3/7/2020
February 2020 Showdog.com World Cup 2/29/2020 Grays Come Again


Did you know?
A specialty show may be regional or national. A "Best in Show" win at a national specialty show is tremendously prestigious, indicating that the winning dog or bitch triumphed at a contest which attracted entries from the most serious fanciers of that breed in the country or continent. Some specialty shows attract international entries.