THOMPSON, Mr Graham Gauuteng,
Graham began his venture into dogs whilst in Cape Town, South Africa, with a Cross Bred Cairn Terrier named GYPSY, who he trained and showed in Obedience. He has also had Shetland Sheepdogs whilst still in Cape Town. He and his Mother moved to Gauteng (then Transvaal) and he had Whippets, Dachshunds, Toy and Standard Poodles. He worked for a while at Boarding kennels, and whilst there owned and showed a Lakeland Terrier and Miniature Schnauzer. His wife Diana has done extremely well with her Standard Poodles under the STONECOURT kennel name. They added Smooth and Wire Fox Terriers to their kennel soon after they were married 13 years ago. Graham has also shown and owned English Pointers and English Greyhounds. He is on the Championship panel for Gundogs, Toys, Utility and Herding Groups, and the Terrier and Working Groups at Open Show level. He has been Chairman of All Breed and Specialist Clubs, and has judged in Zimbabwe as well as South Africa. Graham also breeds and shows Section A Welsh Mountain Ponies.