KERR, Mr Graham F Queensland,
Graham began showing dogs in 1957, at the age of 8 years, in Sydney, his first breed being the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. His family bred these with considerable success, producing numerous Champions and Royal show CC winners. He has also been involved for a considerable number of years with Beagles, and their English imported male, Aust Ch. Clovergates Guinness, was an influential sire in the breed (he was also himself a specialty CC winner and a multiple BIG winner at All Breeds Championship Shows. Also bred and exhibited Afghans, having multiple BIS winning stock. Brought the first Bearded Collies into New South Wales, commencing in 1972, and they subsequently imported 9 from the UK and New Zealand and produced over 60 Champions, including multiple specialty BIS winners, also Royal CC winners, and All Breeds BIS Winners. Graham and his partner Brian Dowse also imported the first Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers to Australia, commencing in 1979 with a bitch from the UK and subsequently importing several more from the US. They achieved considerable success with them with multiple Group and Show wins. Other breeds he has shown quite extensively, but not bred, have been German Shepherds, Standard Poodles, Pekingese, Old English Sheepdogs, Belgian Shepherds, Border Collies, Collies Rough and Shetland Sheepdogs. Since moving to Queensland just over 16 years ago, they have retained their interest and involvement in the above breeds, and have also exhibited with some success, Australian Cattle Dogs, Stumpy Tail Cattle Dogs, and Standard Long Haired Dachshunds. He is currently involved with Dalmatians and Whippets. Graham started his judging career in 1970 with the Working Group, and has been a Senior All-Breeds Judge since 1998. He has judged extensively all over Australia and New Zealand, in the UK,parts of Asia, and South Africa. He is currently involved with the Judges' Training Scheme in Brisbane, as a lecturer and assessor, and is a Life Member of the Bearded Collie Club of New South Wales, of which he was a foundation member and Secretary for a number of years.
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