Judge Info - Steven Bolton

Showdog.com Judge Since Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Retirement Announced 3/31/2013

Shows a slight bias toward dogs over bitches. Not very political. Relatively high level of breed bias. Thinks dogs should be compared to how good they are vs the rest of their breed rather than overall quality vs all dogs.

Traits

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 Bolton looks for.

Trait Importance
Head High
Forequarter High
Hindquarter Normal
Gait Low
Top Neck and Back Normal
Coat Very High
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 Bolton has been known to prefer the following handlers.

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

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
Corgo 113 12/4/2019
All Breeds Spectacular 73 11/16/2019 Radiant Looking Glass
November 2019 Irish Wolfhound Nationals 11/7/2019
November 2019 Chesapeake Bay Retriever Nationals 11/4/2019
Tammo Wrangler 9/23/2019
Kiroja Mini Masters 4 9/23/2019
speed 160 9/10/2019
Highland Games 105 9/8/2019 Lisboa Crossed Wires
September 2019 Saluki Nationals 9/1/2019
Ch Seagrams Classy Jack Retirement party 8/29/2019


Did you know?
Judges are generally certified to judge one or several breeds, usually in the same group, but a few "all-breed" judges have the training and experience to judge large numbers of breeds.