Marylou Harris
United States

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Q How long have you been judging?

A. 10 years

Q. How long have you been judging bloodhounds?

A. 10 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. I look for a powerful, easy moving dog with distinctive breed characteristics without exaggeration.

Q. Do you have a preference of color?

A. No

Q. Do you have a preference of size?

A. Larger, if well balanced.

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

A. Exhibitors have become more adept at showing their dogs. Maybe this is good/maybe not.

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

A. Many exhibits tend to be cobby and short. Also many with soft, flat feet.

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

A. Loose - I would like to see exhibitors relax a little more and seem to enjoy what they are doing.

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

A. Slower - A Bloodhound should show his/her easy, swinging gait, but I realize this is quite difficult in the smallish rings so often assigned to them.

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

A. Hopefully I could find a well balanced dog, with overall type and good temperment.

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

A. It is always difficult for the parent clubs to clarify standards for their breeds. The best way to learn about the breed is from breeders and hands-on workshops with knowledgeable people.

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

A. Too many exhibitors try to move their dogs too fast.

Q. Have you ever attended a Bloodhound judging seminar?

A. Yes

Q. If so, what was your opinion of the seminar? If not, would you like to attend one?

A. I have attended several seminars and enjoyed them all. Bloodhound owners and breeders are always enthusiastic presenters.

Q. Do you have any additional comments?

A. New exhibitors should try to take their time to properly present their dogs, and smile once in awhile (as though it were not painful).

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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