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
GaylanStudio All-Breed 24-02-24 2/24/2024 Picardy Rey
ATK all breed 57 2/19/2024 Grafton Saskia
January 2024 Toy Poodle Nationals 1/9/2024
January 2024 Kerry Blue Terrier Nationals 1/5/2024
Owners Only 14 12/17/2023
TRST all breed 41 11/18/2023 Lanakila Little Jeanie
Kee Spectacular 6 11/4/2023
GaylanStudio5 All Breed 23-10-28 10/28/2023 Xénia V Zwölfjäger
TBTs Spectacular 6 9/9/2023
August 2023 Pembroke Welsh Corgi Nationals 8/5/2023

Did you know?
In the American Kennel Club, a dog needs 15 points to become a Champion, with each win gaining anywhere from zero to five points depending on the number of dogs competing and the area where the show is held.