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
Scottie Fall Special 2 10/25/2021
October 2021 American Foxhound Nationals 10/23/2021
Under The Southern Cross 37 10/21/2021 JP Copenhagen In The Mist
October 2021 N.S.D.T.R. Nationals 10/16/2021
Racs All Breed 37 8/9/2021 Canasta’s Witches Brew
July 2021 Boxer Nationals 7/26/2021
June 2021 Portuguese Water Dog Nationals 6/20/2021
GaylanStudio4 21-06-20 All Breed 6/20/2021 SL Niles
The Bonus King 6/16/2021 ISR American Anthem
Plus Spring Show 25 5/19/2021 Canasta’s Big Red


Did you know?
A conformation dog show is not a comparison of one dog to another but a comparison of each dog to a judge's mental image of the ideal breed type as outlined in the individual breed's breed standard.