Richard Hilderman
United States


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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. 14 years

Q. How long have you been judging bloodhounds?

A. 7 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. Attributes that allow him to perform his function, i.e. large open nostrils, excess skin around the head and neck, large ears that slope inwards to funnel the scent, soundness, strong body, deep chest, etc.

Q. Do you have a preference of color?

A. No

Q. Do you have a preference of size?

A. Larger

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

A.I believe uniformness in size.

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

A. Lack of soundness and losing the excessive and loose skin around the head and neck. Also the long narrow head and feet.

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

A. Loose - One of the difficulties in judging bloodhounds is that most of the dogs are not properly "ring trained" and thus it is difficult to truly evaluate the qualilty of the animal.

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

A. Slower

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

A. Proper head

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. Yes, as stated above I do not believe exhibitors take sufficent time to train their dogs

Q. Have you ever attended a Bloodhound judging seminar?

A. No

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, Dish towel, Beach towel


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