Posts with tag Ch. Soletrader Peek A Boo

NEWS FLASH: ‘Jilly’s Jolly Jaunt’ Ends in Triumph!

A five-day, 140-mile journey along the banks of England’s Grand Union Canal culminated today with the arrival of Gavin Robertson and his Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Ch. Soletrader Peek a Boo at London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital. A crowd of well-wishers was on hand to greet the weary wanderers who this week have so far… read more


‘Jilly’s Jolly Jaunt’ Moves Closer to Goal

“It’s been busy,” says breeder/owner-handler Gavin Robertson of the life he’s been living since he handled the Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Ch. Soletrader Peek a Boo to Best in Show at Crufts Dog Show in March of this year. It seems as if the pair hasn’t stopped moving since their big win. The two are currently… read more

‘Jilly’s Jolly Jaunt’ Is Taking Steps for Dogs

Britain’s 2012 Top Dog and 2013 Crufts Best in Show winner, Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen Ch. Soletrader Peek a Boo, will be going for a walk starting on Monday next week with breeder/owner-handler Gavin Robertson along England’s Grand Union Canal to raise contributions and awareness for several dog-related charities. The planned promenade, dubbed “Jilly’s Jolly… read more


Westminster and Crufts BIS Breeders Speak Out, plus Goldens and Cancer Research

If there’s anything we dog people feel more strongly about than health in our beloved pets, I don’t know what it would be. Last week’s article, “Inbreeding: A Force for Good — or a Skeleton in Our Closet?” generated a lot of response, both to the website and via emails sent directly to me. They… read more


Inbreeding: A Force for Good – or a Skeleton in Our Closet?

A lot of people in Great Britain heaved a deep sigh of relief when they realized that our Westminster Best in Show winner, the feisty Affenpinscher GCh. Banana Joe v. Tani Kazari, would not be going to Crufts this year. This had nothing to do with anyone being afraid of the competition: I have no… read more


Britain’s Top Dog Wins Crufts

The top dog won Crufts, but it was not at all a sure thing. That’s what judge Geoff Corish told me just a few minutes after he had awarded ‘Jilly,’ the PBGV Ch. Soletrader Peek a Boo, the momentous win at this storied show, making her the first of her breed to top all breeds… read more


Crufts 2013: Terriers and Hounds on Day One

If there’s one thing I’m sure of, it’s that everyone who’s seriously interested in dogs and dog shows should go to Crufts at least once in their lifetime. There’s no other place that dogs play such an important part in the general life of the human population as they do in England, and nowhere is this… read more