Letitia Bett

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. 10 years

Q. How long have you been judging bloodhounds?

A. 4 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. Head - correct proportions. Correct ear placement leather and set of ear. Even head width and a square outline. Profile not too short in body but a short loin. Good tail set and correct croup. Movement balanced smooth effortless. Head should have loose skin and wrinkle.

Q. Do you have a preference of color?

A. No

Q. Do you have a preference of size?

A. No - breed standard 26" dogs 24"bitch

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

A. Uniformity in the breed is better, movement is much better. There are some excellent specimens available for breeding.

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

A. There is still some poor stock around but as a whole the breeders have made an effort to improve the breed and I feel that they are suceeding.

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. Depends on the exhibits. A good easy trot shows the dog to a better advantage. Not a race around. But neither a slow plod.

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

A. Good breed type - proportion and movement, then head.

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

A. No - I have all the standards and an indepth standard study. The standard is specific.

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

A. Dogs could be trained better. Need work on gaiting and stacking the dogs.

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 I missed the Montreal one as I was out of town. In Nov.1993; I would like to attend one.

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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