Lisa Avery
Canada


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Q How long have you been judging?

A. 4 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. Type, meaning that it looks like a bloodhound as I interpret the standard. To me head and expression is most important, but also structure so that the animal can do the job it was bred to perform. That means it must be of sound body for long tracking expeditions.

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 don't think I can comment on this, as I feel I am a beginner still.

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

A. Loose - Dogs in general will move much better when moved on a loose lead and at a moderate speed.

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

A. Slower - I guess I answered that above. Actually, nothing bugs me more than a race around the ring, half the time the exhibitor screws up the movement when they do that. Don't forget we are trying to see the overall balance, ie reach and drive etc.

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

A. I think all being equal, it would come down to the best head.

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

A. Adult animals should be ringtrained.

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. Oh yes, I think judges need to learn from the breeders.

Q. Do you have any additional comments?

A. I just want to thank you for asking questions, and if you have info that you think would benifit me , please forward.

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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