Judge Info - Steven Bolton
Showdog.com Judge Since Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Retirement Announced 3/31/2013
Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Not very political. Relatively high level of breed bias. Thinks dogs should be compared to how good they are vs the rest of their breed rather than overall quality vs all dogs.
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 Steven Bolton looks for.
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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. Steven Bolton has been known to prefer the following handlers.
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|
|Steinhaus Winter Show 13||3/2/2020||Nachthunde Zhenjin|
|February 2020 Field Spaniel Nationals||2/16/2020|
|Clwyds Valentines Day ACS Specialty||2/14/2020|
|TBTs 2nd February Obedience Trial||2/2/2020|
|January 2020 Great Pyrenees Nationals||1/12/2020|
|All Breeds Spectacular 73||11/16/2019||Radiant Looking Glass|
|November 2019 Irish Wolfhound Nationals||11/7/2019|
|November 2019 Chesapeake Bay Retriever Nationals||11/4/2019|