Judy Doniere
United States


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Q How long have you been judging?

A. 25 years

Q. How long have you been judging bloodhounds?

A. 15 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. Breed type, soundness both coming and going as well as good reach and drive on the go around. Fairly narrow head with plenty of wrinkle. Large open nose. Plenty of bone and substance, very loose skin, very long ears set low. Strong level back, tail carried high, but not over back. Color immaterial as long as its in the standard. Bite either scissors or level. Dislike undershot. Temperament has to be sound. Head carried level or slightly below level. Good condition. Balance type and movement and temperament most important.

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.I'd say movement and balance. Too many were cowhocked or very straight in rear compared to front. Feet still need improvement.

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

A. Consistancy of type. You see finer bone on some, backs too long or too short.

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

A. Loose - I don't like any dog strung up, however I want to see them controlled while gaiting.

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

A. Slower - A bloodhound is not a fast moving dog. Too many exhibitors think faster is better. If they could see what the judge sees when moving too fast, I doubt they would still be doing that.

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

A. If both were comparable in type, and movement, I'd say size and attitude would play into it..

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

A. Not really. I can get a good picture of the breed from the written standard.

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

A. Have the dog better trained before coming to the show. Its very hard to go over a dog that is constantly moving around, or galloping when gaiting.

Q. Have you ever attended a Bloodhound judging seminar?

A. No

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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