GRAFFMANN, Mrs Deborah C Ontario,
Grew up in Montreal, Quebec, Canada surrounded by animals. The family had German Shepherds, an Irish Terrier, and a Pomeranian, Wags. In the early 1970's she began showing and breeding Irish Setters; her show handlers were also showing Whippets and she was able to obtain her first one from them - MaGriffe's Winged Foot Whipper, who did nice winning in the group ring. She migrated from the Irish to the Whippets and registered "Vantage" as a Whippet kennel in 1980. Vantage produced many champions including Specialty winners and is behind many winning lines today. Her husband Gordon had a longing for a Boxer and so they acquired their first one in 1991 - as the Whippets lived out their lives their Boxers increased in numbers. Vantage has imported top winning Boxers from Argentina from the famous Willsam kennels to add to their American and Canadian bloodlines . Deborah is the President of the Kilbride & District Kennel Club in Ontario, and past Show Chair of the Whippet Club of Eastern Canada. She has been judging since 1995, in the U.S. and Canada. Deborah became all-breeds licensed in 2009..