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Orin Benson Film

Orin Benson (1914 – 2005) was an internationally known animal trainer. He made training dogs his life’s work at Benson’s Kennels in Eagle for nearly 70 years. Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Prince Phillip, Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Joe Foss, Clayton Moore (the “Lone Ranger”) and many other notables were among his thousands of clients and friends.

Orin traveled the nation many times over, giving memorable performances with his troop of dogs. He also worked with bears, foxes, otters, skunks, hawks and other animals. He was well known for the wolves he kept. He made many wildlife film segments for Walt Disney and was broadcast on television and the radio.

Orin was inducted into the Retriever Field Trial Hall of Fame and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sports Show Hall of Fame. He was instrumental in forming the sports show 65 years ago. He received a citation from the Wisconsin State Senate for his abilities and contributions to society, and he has numerous other accolades for his work.

See a Short Orin Benson Film Here

Produced by Caleb Alexander Peavy

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