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
December 2019 Australian Cattle Dog Nationals 12/7/2019
GaylanStudio 2019-12-05 All-Breed Show 12/5/2019 GLXYs Old Blue
November 2019 Brittany Bash 11/5/2019
October 2019 Great Pyrenees Nationals 10/12/2019
October 2019 Toy Poodle Nationals 10/9/2019
All Breeds Spectacular 48 9/18/2019 ISR Dance This Mess Around
September 2019 W.P.G. Nationals 9/15/2019
Never Forget IG Specialty 9/11/2019
Canine Ceilidh 135 9/7/2019 ISR Best Years Of Our Lives
ASTs So Ready for Summer 2 6/28/2019


Did you know?
The figure 8 exercise requires the team to heel in a figure 8 pattern either on or off leash. Generally two of the ring stewards will assist the judge with this exercise by acting as "posts", standing 8 feet apart, that the team walks around to form the loops of the figure 8.