Judge Info - Steven Rice

Showdog.com Judge Since Sunday, January 31, 2010
Retirement Announced 4/30/2010

Shows a slight bias toward bitches over dogs. Has a tendency to use dogs handled by certain handlers but isn't overt in it. Doesn't show a breed bias at all.


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 Rice looks for.

Trait Importance
Head Very Low
Forequarter Very High
Hindquarter Low
Gait High
Top Neck and Back Low
Coat Low
Size/Height Low
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.  Steven Rice has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Janis Coakley
2 Chrica Donnellan
3 Giulice Lipton
4 Nicole Hunger
5 Mick Sherrer
6 Claire McAllister
7 Pamarba Lhoam
8 Billip Soltero
9 Scott Ramsey
10 Sana Rasnick
11 Mandy Parcus
12 Caraces Rowen
13 Joe Kensing
14 Roxanne Leatherwood
15 Yvette Glover
16 Chri Faison
17 Thom Kogut
18 Jana Mezies
19 Shael Parramore
20 Evan Kown
21 Nata Deming
22 Bruce Creel
23 Abby Stewart
24 Dianne Carter
25 Sylvia Tejeda

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
June 2020 Shetland Sheepdog Nationals 6/4/2020
BC Spring Showdown 5/24/2020
Spring Garden Show 18 5/18/2020
You are Most Welcome 5/16/2020
May 2020 Havanese Nationals 5/9/2020
All Breeds Spectacular 115 4/12/2020 Marquetry Winter Carnival
Sheoques Return Bash 2/6/2020
January 2020 Harrier Nationals 1/24/2020
Golden 181 1/18/2020
January 2020 Bouvier des Flandres Nationals 1/6/2020

Did you know?
A specialty show is a dog show which reviews a single breed, unlike other dog shows, particularly conformation shows, which are generally referred to as "all-breed" because they are open to all breeds recognized by the sponsoring kennel club.