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
July 2022 Black Russian Terrier Nationals 7/6/2022
May 2022 German Spitz Nationals 5/14/2022
Aliyah 85 4/15/2022
GaylanStudio2 All Breed 22-04-06 4/6/2022 Czarina Are Falling Rain
March 2022 Borzoi Nationals 3/26/2022
Bring Your Best 12/27 12/27/2021 Czarina Dory my Heart
Carrie Another Show 25 11/29/2021 RJ Antionettes Diamonds
November 2021 Alaskan Klee Kai Nationals 11/19/2021
October 2021 Norwegian Elkhound Nationals 10/27/2021
Canmore3 All Breed 21-10-25 10/25/2021 RJ Summertime Snowblast

Did you know?
The largest and most prestigious dog show in America is the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, was established in 1877 and is held annually at Madison Square Garden in New York City.