We are Lisa and Graham Bartholomew and we live in the village of Three Cups, East Sussex. Graham is a music teacher specializing in piano, organ and singing, while I stay at home with the dogs.
I have been involved in dogs for the last 25 years, starting with cavaliers. I got my first Leonberger in 1994 with my ex-partner, Alan Hanley, and we applied for the affix “LEOTROY”. We were also lucky enough to own Bwana (Ch Kinghern Colorado at Leotroy) and Poppi (Manorguard Lady Lisa at Leotroy) who went best of breed at Crufts 1999. This was definitely a highlight for me, and Poppi lives on in her granddaughter Fizzy and her great granddaughter Echo.
We are owned by a small collection of Leonbergers, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and Papillons. No prizes for guessing who’s in charge! We may be a fairly unconventional family but we're a very happy one!