I commenced in
the sport of pure
breed dog exhibition with pugs in 1984 and continue to breed
Best in Show and Specialty Best
in Show winning dogs and bitches.
I am a foundation member
of the Pug Club of South Australia Inc, have completed two
terms as President and currently hold a Vice President
position with this Club. A member of the Pedigree Gold
Partners sponsorship team, the type, soundness and quality
of my dogs is recognized nationally and internationally.
Obsidion pugs are currently campaigned with great success in
New Zealand, Italy and Japan.
Falling in love with the
elegance and arrogance of the basenji breed in 1997,
basenjis soon made their way into the kennel. I campaigned
basenjis on and off through 1997 – 2002 with great success.
Then, taking a break from campaigning basenjis, it has not
been since the last litter (born 2005) from my BISS Tri
girl, CH. Helios the Dragonfly, (Tootsie) that I have re-
entered the hound ring again with great success.
I completed my judge’s
license to judge the Toy Group in 2001, Hound Group in 2003,
Gundog group in 2004, Working dogs in 2005 and Non Sporting
in 2006. I am qualified to judge each of these groups at
Championship show level both nationally and internationally.
Throughout my canine
career, I have established not only a style of pug, but a
style of handling to complement the handler/dog association
in the show arena. I am an experienced handler of many
breeds and have judged state finals for Junior Showmanship
competitions throughout Australia.
As a profession I manage a
team of educators for the Department of Environment and
Heritage at Cleland Wildlife Park, facilitating environment
learning in a natural setting.
I live on a property
located in country South Australia where my dogs can enjoy
the sights and smells of country lifestyle.