Judge Info - Stephen Long

Showdog.com Judge Since Thursday, July 31, 2014
Retirement Announced 10/31/2014

Not very political. Low level of breed bias. Thinks a dog needs to earn its championship before it should even be considered for best of breed.

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 Long looks for.

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

Rank Exhibitor
1 Stephanie Scott
2 Chuck Donaldson
3 Aly Dimaggio
4 Jene Moak
5 Kimberly Carson
6 Joandy Classen
7 Keven Dowdle
8 Cliff Irwin
9 Erik Mitchell
10 Hen Kilburn
11 Deborie Mejorado
12 Bradie DiNapoli
13 Julie Patton
14 Terri Farnum
15 Antonio Hutchinson
16 Listy Cousar
17 Huntert Dawe
18 Dert Priebe
19 Pamelan Treadwell
20 Justin Moyer
21 Ben Marro
22 Maret Gentile
23 Rachero Fergus
24 Bre Strayhorn
25 Tod Brubaker

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
Australis All Breed 36 8/2/2020 BRN Crystal Clear
July 2020 Sussex Spaniel Nationals 7/27/2020
July 2020 Boxer Nationals 7/26/2020
New World 27 6/26/2020 BRN Out Of The Darkness
BC Spring Special 9 6/7/2020
SunDow Specialty 16 6/6/2020
RKs Top Dogz 5/29/2020 Hyggelig G is for Galaxy
Golden 211 5/9/2020
Jester Dogs 188th All Breed Show 4/20/2020 GLXYs Excessive Brutality
April 2020 Keeshond Nationals 4/17/2020


Did you know?
The third obedience title is a UD, or "Utility Dog", which is earned through competition in the Utility obedience class