Dr. Edna K. Martin
United States

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Lloyd Allewell
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Jean Fancy
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Carla Gerber
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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
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Geraldine R. Taylor
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Q How long have you been judging?

A. 25 years

Q. How long have you been judging bloodhounds?

A. 1990

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. I'm not being difficult...TYPE, soundness, temperament. Balanced athleticism is very important,easy movement...good FEET. This is very hard to put into words...I want it all. The dog has to Look like a Bloodhound with all the breed attributes and essence...and it has to be able to do the job it was meant to do.

Q. Do you have a preference of color?

A. No

Q. Do you have a preference of size?

A. No, I'm more concerned with bone density and strength than size.

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

A. consistency

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

A. Bloodhounds are getting too popular, so there is not the tight-knit breeders' circle that there was. This is from a relative outsider who loves to judge the breed, so I may not be accurate. Also, my initial training in Bloodhounds was on the East coast and I now live in the Mid-west. Does that make a difference? Temperaments seem to fluctuate more. There are many BIG Bloodhounds..is that Better? I 'm not sure that it is. I see a lot of bad feet...this is anathema in a working hound.

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

A. Loose

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

A. Slower

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

A. Type , balance, feet head,movement.

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

A. Scissors bite added...it just defines the jaw alignment.

Q. Have you ever attended a Bloodhound judging seminar?

A. Yes

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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