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.


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
TER all breed 3 9/4/2022 Marquetry Echo Zulu
GaylanStudio7 All Breed 22-08-27 8/27/2022 ISR The Time Travelers Wife
GaylanStudio All Breed 22-08-19 8/19/2022 Tarot Tyger Tyger
August 2022 Skye Terrier Nationals 8/15/2022
August 2022 A.S.T. Nationals 8/12/2022
Sziget Festival 21 7/12/2022 Sadieras Golden Ticket
TRHD all breed 1 7/3/2022 ISR Tales From The Far Side
Pumiculi Pumicula 4 7/2/2022
June 2022 Bichon Frise Nationals 6/24/2022
June 2022 Golden Retriever Nationals 6/17/2022

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.