Judge Info - Stephen Carpenter

Showdog.com Judge Since Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Retirement Announced 12/31/2011

Not political at all. Moderate level of breed bias.

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 Stephen Carpenter looks for.

Trait Importance
Head High
Forequarter Very Low
Hindquarter Very Low
Gait Normal
Top Neck and Back Low
Coat Very High
Size/Height Low
Feet Normal

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.  Stephen Carpenter has been known to prefer the following handlers.

Rank Exhibitor
1 Nany Painter
2 Greg Alexander
3 Nathia Barks
4 Jennifer Oneil
5 Jony Bewely
6 Jamiel Leavens
7 Alles Vickers
8 Coby Rodriguez
9 Den Towler
10 Herb Bowe
11 Bill Meyer
12 Flozell Tucker
13 Caryn Brumit
14 Peren Troy
15 Ster Stockyard
16 Riely Whalen
17 Matt Moore
18 June Dixon
19 Edna Dixon
20 Justin Moyer
21 Pamelan Treadwell
22 Dert Priebe
23 Jay McHaney
24 Antonio Hutchinson
25 Jessa McKinnley

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
Mid November Collie Show 2018 11/15/2018
October 2018 French Bulldog Nationals 10/8/2018
Nachtlied TT 11 10/5/2018
SatinSilk 82 9/13/2018
Winner Takes It All All Breed 14 9/11/2018 Hazygate Toot Toot
Rossets August 11 All Breed Show 8/11/2018 Esandar Angel Witha Attitude
Beltane Celebration 65 7/20/2018 Esandar Angel Witha Attitude
AirMid 62 7/10/2018
Extra Smooth Fox Show 3 6/4/2018
Frijsland 42 5/13/2018


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.