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
All Breed Spectacle 12/6/2019 KDH Silver Lace
November 2019 Lowchen Nationals 11/12/2019
Terryterrier 3 10/28/2019 KDH If Anyone Falls
Toy Poodle Parade 207 10/27/2019
October 2019 Shiba Inu Nationals 10/22/2019
PWC 9/28 9/28/2019
- Taylynn All Breed 15 - 8/17/2019 Breslin Imelda
August 2019 Havanese Nationals 8/9/2019
July 2019 Pointer Nationals 7/17/2019
SilknT 165 7/7/2019

Did you know?
A specialty show may be regional or national. A "Best in Show" win at a national specialty show is tremendously prestigious, indicating that the winning dog or bitch triumphed at a contest which attracted entries from the most serious fanciers of that breed in the country or continent. Some specialty shows attract international entries.