Catherine Brey
United States


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Q How long have you been judging?

A. 26 years

Q. How long have you been judging bloodhounds?

A. 26 years

Q. Have you ever owned or shown a bloodhound?

A. Yes

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

A. Type to me is very important. A Bloodhound should have the charcteristics, that make him a bloodhound. By this I mean he should look like a bloodhound. Noble expression,loose skin, a powerful looking hound. After all isn't this what sets him apart from other hounds?

Q. Do you have a preference of color?

A. No

Q. Do you have a preference of size?

A. No - however,I want them to be in standard.

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

A.Movement and top lines

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

A. Type. We do not see the great heads like we use to. The thin skin seems to be harder to find also.

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

A. Loose - I like the loose lead as I feel this gives a better view of the hounds movement. I do not mind if the dogs head goes down, after all, he is a trailing dog.

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

A. I want to see the hound move in a manner that is comfortable to him.

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

A. Type and condition

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

A. No don't mess with this. It has given us the noble breed as we know it today. People would do well to try to breed hounds that comply to the standard.

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

A. Better trained hounds.The temperament needs some work also. We do not see as many aggressive hounds in the ring today. However, we seem to be seeing alot of shy ones. I feel this needs some work.

Q. Have you ever attended a Bloodhound judging seminar?

A. No

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

A. Yes I would. Please try to have one in the midwest sometime.

Q. Do you have any additional comments?

A. Re:{16} I feel the wash cloth size does not take away from the hound. If you feel this will not be enough I sudggest you have someone standing ring Side that can hand you a larger cloth should you need one.

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. Wash cloth


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