BOOTHE, Mr Robert Midland Texas,
Beagles caught Robert's fancy in 1963 and he finished his first champion in 1964. Since then he has exhibited and finished Beagles, Poodles, Scottish Terriers, Cairn Terriers, Afghan Hounds and Basset Hounds. He bred and finished his Beagles under the kennel name of Southspring. He was approved by AKC to judge Beagles in 1973 and finished the whole Hound Group in 1988. Currently he is approved for all Hounds, 17 Sporting Breeds, Best in Show, Junior Showmanship and hopes to have the entire Sporting Group completed in 2006. The next group will be the Herding Group. In addition to over 200 All Breed Shows, The National Beagle Club of America asked him to judge the 1998 National Beagle Specialty. Other Beagle Specialties he has judged are Southern New York Beagle Club (twice), San Jacinto Beagle Club (twice). Blossom Valley Beagle Club, Great Lakes Beagle Club, Rocky Mountain Beagle Club, and the Phoenix Beagle Club. Additionally he has judged the Dal-Tex Basset Hound Club, LaSalle Brittany Club, Potomac Valley Golden Retriever Club and the Gulf Coast German Shorthaired Retriever Club. Currently he is a director (serving his fourth term) of the National Beagle Club; Treasurer of his local all-breed club and a member of the New Mexico Stewards Association. He is a member of all the judges associations: Senior Conformation Judges Association (SCJA), American Dog Show Judges, Inc . and Dog Judges Association of America (DJA).