Q How long have you been judging?
Q. How long have you been judging bloodhounds?
A. 16 years
A. 14 years
Q. Have you ever owned or shown a bloodhound?
Q.What important attributes of a bloodhound do you look for while judging this breed?
A. Proper Head, ears( thickness and length), wrinkles,
size with power to do the job and correct conformation to carry the body in
Q. Do you have a preference of color?
A. No - not important
Q. Do you have a preference of size?
A. I don't, it depends on the bone and body size.
Q. What attributes do you feel breeders have improved on over the years if any?
A.Attitude for one. I knew quite a few that
were shy. Also rear structure. They seem stronger and capable of the job.
Q. What attributes do you feel breeders have lost over the years if any?
A. From what I have seen in my area, head type.
Almost too clean, which means less face and ears. Now that might not be a
proper test as there are not a lot around here.
Q. Do you prefer to see a bloodhound shown on a loose lead or a tight lead?
A. No preference - Each dog has it's own pace or shall we say speed that
they look their best. I will not allow anyone to show any dog strung up.
Q. Do you prefer a slower or faster gait for judging the bloodhound?
A. No preference - Each animal has it's own speed. People make the biggest
mistake by showing puppies (any breed) at an adult pace, etc..
Q. If you had equal quality bloodhounds in the ring, which attribute would be your decision maker for the win?
A. Type. It is the one thing that makes breeds distinctive.
Q. Would you like to see anything in the bloodhound standard changed or clarified?
A. Not really. Leave that to the breed experts. Nor should
Bloodhound people change my breeds standard.
Q. Are there any common mistakes that bloodhound exhibitors make in the ring that you would like to see improved upon?
A. Usually lack of training. They have a very strong body and
willed dog and usually bring it in without good quality training. Also it is
a hound breed and has a tendancy to smell like a hound the longer the show
goes on. If it is a 3 day show make sure it is presented in they same clean
condition the last day just like the first day.
Q. Have you ever attended a Bloodhound judging seminar?
Q. If so, what was your opinion of the seminar? If not, would you like to attend one?
A. None where close enough to home, but I have the information
that the US and Canadian National clubs make available.
Q. Do you have any additional comments?
A. Thank you for this opportunity to express my points of
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 or Dish towel