Geraldine R. Taylor
Canada


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Q How long have you been judging?

A. 20 years

Q. How long have you been judging bloodhounds?

A. 15 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. Typiness, good balance and substance, and good movement.

Q. Do you have a preference of color?

A. No

Q. Do you have a preference of size?

A. No

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

A. Feet are stronger and tighter, overall balance better.

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

A. Some have loss of substance, and tighter skin. Occasionally still see some rather poor feet.

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

A. Loose enough to let the dog move freely without head sniffing the ground.

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

A. Slower - The gait should suit the overall dog.

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

A. Animation

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

A. No--the 1996 Standard is quite explicit.

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

A. Not showing the dog to it's best advantage, i.e. not showing the head wrinkle properly, and not setting the front feet under the shoulders.

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. Seminar was informative, but small.

Q. Do you have any additional comments?

A. I believe the breed has improved over the past 15-20 years, and am pleased with most of the dogs presented today.

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. Dish towel


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