B. Nolan Dale
United States

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Frances Alcock
Lloyd Allewell
Sandra Anderson
Lisa Avery
Letitia Bett
Louis Bowman
Catherine Brey
B. Nolan Dale
Judy Doniere
Dr. Glenn Fancy
Jean Fancy
Malcolm C. Fellows
Robert A Fisher
Pat Gellerman
Carla Gerber
Honey A. Glendinning
Marylou Harris
Richard Hilderman
Mrs. Lesley Hiltz
Jacklyn E. Hungerland
Helen Lee James
J. Donald Jones
Dr. Edna K. Martin
Allan E. Pepper
Maida Puterman
Dr. Lee Anthony Reasin
Kresten Scheel
Jackie Sinkinson
Betty-Anne Stenmark
Lena Tamboer
George D. Taylor
Geraldine R. Taylor
Patricia J Taylor
Victoria Thomas
John D. White, Jr.

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Q. How long have you been judging?

A. 20 years

Q. How long have you been judging bloodhounds?

A. 2 years

Q. Have you ever owned or shown a bloodhound?

A. No

Q.What important attributes of a bloodhound do you look for while judging this breed?

A. Foremost, a balanced hound that shows those characteristics that make it a Bloodhound and not just another large dog.

Q. Do you have a preference of color?

A. No

Q. Do you have a preference of size?

A. Yes, I will usually go with the larger dog. I will, however, go with a smaller dog it it exhibits overall better breed type and conformation. One can not judge by the pound or the inch.

Q. What attributes do you feel breeders have improved on over the years if any?

A.Probably feet and toplines. I know that some will disagree here. Also, presentation. While some exhibits are not presented particularly well, most do a creditable job.

Q. What attributes do you feel breeders have lost over the years if any?

A. Head type and side gait

Q. Do you prefer to see a bloodhound shown on a loose lead or a tight lead?

A. Loose - This means that the dog must be well ring trained.

Q. Do you prefer a slower or faster gait for judging the bloodhound?

A. Slower - I feel that most breeds are shown much too fast. I do understand that your hounds must be shown fast enough for them to trot and not just shuffle around the ring.

Q. If you had equal quality bloodhounds in the ring, which attribute would be your decision maker for the win?

A. Loaded question? I have never seen two dogs of absolutely equal quality in the same ring. Sometimes it comes down to what you are willing to forgive.

Q. Would you like to see anything in the bloodhound standard changed or clarified?

A. In my opinion this is the perview of the American Bloodhound Club and not the judging community.

Q. Are there any common mistakes that bloodhound exhibitors make in the ring that you would like to see improved upon?

A. Yes. Pay attention to what is going on in the ring. This is not solely a problem of the Bloodhound ring.

Q. Have you ever attended a Bloodhound judging seminar?

A. Yes

Q. If so, what was your opinion of the seminar? If not, would you like to attend one?

A. I attended a seminar in the Seattle area a couple years ago and found it to be informative and very helpful. I especially liked the diversity of dogs present to evaluate and discuss.

Q. What size slobber rag do you prefer exhibitors to carry with them in the ring?
    Wash cloth, dish towel or beach towel size?

A. I really never notice what sort of slobber rag the exhibitor brings into the ring. As long as it does not impeed the judging, I really don't care.

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