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.


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
Fall TFTs 7 11/7/2021
Under The Southern Cross 38 10/25/2021 Jidokey Gliding Through Time
Out and About Show 7 8/28/2021 ECC Bad Habits
April 2021 Silky Terrier Nationals 4/19/2021
April 2021 Chow Chow Nationals 4/10/2021
April 8th Cocker Spectacular 4/8/2021
February 2021 Bedlington Terrier Nationals 2/19/2021
Strikers February 4th 2021 All Breed Show 2/4/2021 CCC Prince Of Tailors
KDH All Breed 264 1/30/2021 ESAN Trophy Wife
Clwyds Jan 21 All Breed Show 1/21/2021 CCC Man On Fire

Did you know?
Additional points may be awarded to the Best of Winners, or a class dog that goes Best of Breed or Best of Opposite Sex, again depending on the number of dogs competing