Pat Gellerman
United States

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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. 20 years

Q. How long have you been judging bloodhounds?

A. 15 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, soundness. A bloodhound should be square, have loose skin, ears that cover the nose, be powerful, level top line. I look for the height and weight quoted in the standard. Wrinkle in the head. Expression noble and dignified. Sound movement.

Q. Do you have a preference of color?

A. No

Q. Do you have a preference of size?

A. Yes - Greater height is preferred if dog is balanced.

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

A. Soundness

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

A. Head type

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. Medium gait, not too fast.

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

A. Type

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

A. No

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

A. Owner-breeder exhibitors could do a better job of handling.

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. Can't recall.

Q. Do you have any additional comments?

A. Since I bred and raised basset hounds, and purchased my first basset hound from Limetree, I had a good education in bloodhounds, and feel very close to this breed.

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