LUXTON, Mr Ben Adelaide,
Ben has been involved in showing dogs for nearly thirty years under the OBSIDION prefix. He is a experienced breeder & handler having won many multi Best In Shows under international judges with his Pugs and Basenji's. His famous Pugs have been campaigned in New Zealand, Japan, Norway and Italy with great success. Ben is licensed to judge Toy, Gundog, Hound & Working Dogs groups. Throughout his canine career Ben has not only established a style of pug, but a style of handling to complement the handlerdog association in the show arena. An experienced handler of top winning dogs, including the multiple Best in Show winning Afghan American, Braz. Aust. Ch Tahkira What the Hell (exp USA), the Montravia bred Standard Poodle, BIS Ch. Remkyn Analyze This and his home bred basenjis, Ch. Obsidion The Huntsman and Ch. Obsidion Firefly. Ben is regarded as one of Australia's top handlers and has completed judging assignments for Junior Showmanship Competition throughout Australia. As manager of Education Services for the Department of Environment and Heritage, Ben facilitates environmental learning opportunities for the community. Utilising his professional skills, Ben has supported the endeavours of the South Australian Canine Association in promoting pure breed dog competition and responsible pet ownership for many years. Ben became an All Breeds judge in December 2008.