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
October 2021 Greyhound Nationals 10/10/2021
Steinhaus Summer Show 23 9/14/2021 RJ Summertime Snowblast
Bestie Westie 6 8/28/2021
Australian All Breed 48 8/3/2021 CoralBlitz Stacks on Stacks
Good Better Best All Breed 52 7/21/2021 TSR Brown Blossom
June 2021 English Foxhound Nationals 6/1/2021
May 2021 Vizsla Nationals 5/14/2021
May 2021 Sealyham Terrier Nationals 5/7/2021
Divergent 3/14/2021 Lanakila Ellies Badge
February 2021 Kooikerhondje Nationals 2/26/2021

Did you know?
An obedience trial is a dog sport in which a dog must perfectly execute a predefined set of tasks when directed to do so by his handler