Kresten Scheel

The Judges

Frances Alcock
Lloyd Allewell
Sandra Anderson
Lisa Avery
Letitia Bett
Louis Bowman
Catherine Brey
B. Nolan Dale
Judy Doniere
Dr. Glenn Fancy
Jean Fancy
Malcolm C. Fellows
Robert A Fisher
Pat Gellerman
Carla Gerber
Honey A. Glendinning
Marylou Harris
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
Jackie Sinkinson
Betty-Anne Stenmark
Lena Tamboer
George D. Taylor
Geraldine R. Taylor
Patricia J Taylor
Victoria Thomas
John D. White, Jr.

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Q. How long have you been judging?

A. since 1987

Q. How long have you been judging bloodhounds?

A. since 1988

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. Fit to the standard with general soundness and a good temperament.

Q. Do you have a preference of color?

A. No

Q. Do you have a preference of size?

A. Yes, within the standard.

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

A.In Europe (Scandinavia) temperament seems to have improved, some males were more sharp before than I wish to see them.

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

A. In the beginning of the 1970es I saw some extremely beautiful heads on English Bloodhounds when I visited Crufts. That seems rare now in Scandinavia. Some heads are too coarse.

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

A. No preference

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

A. Slower - According to the F.C.I. standard a Bloodhound should have a slow and dignified movement. But not exaggerated slow of course.

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

A. You have to see the dogs in real life, can not be answered in theory.

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

A. The F.C.I. standard does not mention anything about bites. That I would like to have changed to scissors and level bite.

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

A. In Scandinavia many could handle their dogs a little better.

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

Q. Do you have any additional comments?

A. I used to show Bloodhounds in the 1970's when my parents bred and showed Bloodhounds and Basset Hounds. I still follow the breed with interest.

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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