CH SOLETRADER MAGIC MIKE

'MIKE'

Photo Anna Szabo (2018)

Photo Will Harris (2018)

Multi Ch Boom Chicago v Tum-Tums Vriendjes x Ch Soletrader Peek A Boo

Owned by: Mrs S Robertson & Mrs W Doherty

Bred by: Mr & Mrs G Robertson

RBIS CRUFTS 2019!

TOP DOG ALL BREEDS 2018

TOP HOUND 2017

TOP WINNING HOUND OF ALL TIME

BREED RECORD HOLDER

'I have, over the years, seen some great Petit's in several countries but this male is the standard come to life!, every word and phrase fits, not only that, but, he goes beyond the limits of the standard and into the very qualities that make a great showdog, true type, correct movement and that look of extreme quality and personality that sets him apart not only within his breed but also the group'

- Brian Foster, Richmond 2017

'When Magic Mike enters the ring he has that unique connection with his owner and there is a real aura around them. He is such a happy hound, full of joy and personality.'

- Liz Cartledge, Best in Show Bournemouth 2018

'This dog, of correct size, just oozes quality! Presented in good harsh coat giving a natural appearance, he has a lovely head with clearly defined stop, square muzzle and strong underjaw, large oval eyes giving such a kind expression! Long strong neck running into well laid shoulders, deep chest with good fore chest and well carried back ribs, level topline with great tailset, strong hindquarters which he uses so well! His movement is effortless and sound, giving the impression he could go all day! He and his handler have such a great partnership ,he just emanates pleasure and enjoyment!' 

-Ann Ingram, Best in Show LKA 2018

'This dog typifies the breed and just stands away not just as a petit but as one the nicest dogs I have had the pleasure to judge. When you judge and find a dog that fits the breed standard in every way and he is in the peak of condition and then he puts up a foot perfect performance with that rear drive as he moves away and then that smiling face as he comes towards you, he couldn't be denied the CC and BOB.'

- Marita Rodgers, CC & BOB SKC May 2018

'I have always enjoyed judging this breed as it has quality and good movement in reasonable numbers, but this individual took my breath away. He is exceptional and outstanding, elegant balance and movement, correct head proportions with well set ear and good lay of shoulder and return of upper arm, good depth and filled in front, correct length and level topline, good hind angulation and perfect balance, great mover with drive and precision covering lots of ground, outstanding. CC and BOB. I was not surprised that he won the Group and BIS. This was a memorable experience. '

- Nick Bryce-Smith, CC & BOB LKA 2018

'Not yet 4yrs old, he is the epitome of the breed standard, presenting a striking picture in the ring. It was a pleasure to go over him. Pleasing masculine head, dark oval eye, good earset and fold of leather, long neck leading into strong, firm topline. Tight elbows and good shoulder placement. Well ribbed and sound all over. Being well constructed and cleanly made with correct proportions and angulation, coupled with good muscle tone and powerful, flowing movement, he conveys the very essence of a PBGV. A well-deserved DCC, BOB, Hound Group 1 and delighted to see him going on to RBIS'

- Linda Skerritt, CC & BOB Crufts 2019

'Top quality boy who was a pleasure to go over. He scores for type and presents the most beautifully balanced outline. Strong neck of good length, firm level topline, chest of good depth with prominent sternum, ribcage extends well back, short muscular loin, good width to croup and tail of correct length, set and carriage. Attractive head and expression, oval-shaped eyes, ears of correct set, strong underjaw and excellent pigmentation. First class construction with well laid shoulders, elbows held close to the body, straight, well boned forelegs and firm, strong hindquarters with good turn of stifle and well let down hocks. Comes into his own on the move, moving freely all through and is quite something to behold on the go around, driving well from the rear and making the most of himself as he goes. Quality coat of excellent texture. So very well handled. Best Dog & Best AVNSC Hound'

- Tim Ball, BAVNSC WELKS 2019

'I gave this exhibit the Group in Belfast in 2017 as a juvenile; I predicted a bright future then. Well he has not let me down. His record speaks for itself. However recently he has had some knock backs but not today! He now has matured up into a fine example of the breed and I have never seen him looking better. Quality from head to toe; so pleasing to go over on the table, everything fits! What lifts him above the rest is his willingness to please his handler he gives 100% at all times. Such a character on the move, effortless forward reach and superb rear drive. Outline on the go around is breath taking. All this with superb coat presentation and a joy to watch the harmony with dog and handler. Congratulations to all concerned! Pleased to hear he went on to Reserve Best in Show the next day under BIS Judge Mr Mark James; nice one “Mickey”!'

- Martin Sanders, Group 1 Border Union 2019

'Res BIS: Mrs S Robertson’s & Mrs W Doherty’s Ch. Soletrader Magic Mike, Basset Griffon Vendeen (Petit). What and amazing pair these two are in the ring in such harmony. Another super dog from such expert breeders. He has style but displays such breed type. Very expressive head and eyes. Another that is in hard condition and super coat which is very well presented. Just flowed around the ring. Another goose bump dog that I was pleased to get my hands on.'

- Mark James, RBIS Border Union 2019

'it was a pleasure to award BIS to the PBGV,  Ch. Soletrader Magic Mike, this dog never put a foot wrong from entering the ring with his look at me style and attitude that makes you smile. On handling he is a workman like Hound who fits the standard so well, balanced, well proportioned and constructed throughout. He was shown in excellent hard muscular condition and with a rough harsh well presented jacket. When asked to move this is where he excels, his foot fall in perfect up and down and with great reach and drive, covering the ground with an effortless stride, holding a strong topline an ever wagging tail and that air of quality and presence.'

- John Thirlwell, BIS Belfast 2019

BEST IN SHOW - BELFAST 2019 - MR J THIRLWELL

RESERVE BEST IN SHOW - BORDER UNION 2019 - MR M JAMES

RESERVE BEST IN SHOW - CRUFTS 2019 - MR D ERICSSON

BEST IN SHOW - LADIES KENNEL ASSOCIATION 2018 - MRS A INGRAM

BEST IN SHOW - BGV CLUB SHOW 2018 - MRS V JACKSON

BEST IN SHOW - RICHMOND 2018 - MR G CORISH

BEST IN SHOW - SKC 2018 - MR D GUY

BEST IN SHOW - BOURNEMOUTH 2018 - MRS L CARTLEDGE

BEST IN SHOW - LEEDS 2018 - MRS P HOLLINGS

RESERVE BEST IN SHOW - WINDSOR 2018 - MR R NEWHOUSE

BEST IN SHOW - BORDER UNION 2018 - MR J LUSCOTT

BEST IN SHOW - BATH 2018 - MR E PATERSON

BEST IN SHOW - SKC 2018 - MR S MALLARD

BEST IN SHOW - WELKS 2018 - MR H VAN DEN BERG

RESERVE BEST IN SHOW - HOUND ASSOCIATION OF SCOTLAND - MRS P MARSTON-POLLOCK

BEST IN SHOW - MANCHESTER 2018 - MRS V FOSS

BEST IN SHOW - BGV CLUB SHOW 2017 - MRS L SKERRITT

BEST IN SHOW - SOUTH WALES KENNEL ASSOCIATION 2017 - MR T JOHNSTON

BEST IN SHOW - DARLINGTON 2017 - MR P HARDING

RESERVE BEST IN SHOW - RICHMOND 2017 - MR D GUY

BEST IN SHOW - EAST OF ENGLAND 2017 - MRS E A MACDONALD

RESERVE BEST IN SHOW - BORDER UNION 2017 - MR C REED

RESERVE BEST IN SHOW - WELKS 2017 - MR G CORISH

BEST IN SHOW - HOUND ASSOCIATION OF SCOTLAND - MR M ARMSTRONG

BEST IN SHOW - BELFAST 2016 - MR S PLANE

GROUP 1 - Belfast 2019 - Mr T Johnston

GROUP 1 - Border Union 2019 - Mr M Sanders

GROUP 3 - Bath 2019 - Mrs J Dove

GROUP 2 - WELKS 2019 - Mrs J Pain

GROUP 1 - CRUFTS 2019 - MR F KANE

GROUP 1 - Ladies Kennel Association 2018 - Mrs A Ingram

GROUP 1 - Midland Counties 2018 - Mr E Engh

GROUP 1 - Darlington 2018 - Mr S Milner

GROUP 1 - Richmond 2018 - Mr G Hill

GROUP 1 - City of Birmingham 2018 - Mr G Corish

GROUP 1 - SKC 2018 - Mr P Freer

GROUP 1 - Bournemouth 2018 - Mr J Horswell

GROUP 1 - Paignton 2018 - Mrs S Marshall

GROUP 1 - Leeds 2018 - Mr M Caple

GROUP 2 - East of England 2018 - Mr J Walton-Haddon

GROUP 1 - Windsor 2018 - Miss J Dove

GROUP 1 - Border Union 2018 - Miss D Spavin

GROUP 1 - Bath 2018 - Mrs J Peak

GROUP 1 - SKC 2018 - Mr S Mallard

GROUP 1 - WELKS 2018 - Mr H van den Berg

GROUP 1 - Manchester 2018 - Mr T Johnston

GROUP 2 - Ladies Kennel Association 2017 - Mrs R Spore-Willes

GROUP 3 - Midland Counties 2017 - Mrs F Mitchell

GROUP 1 - South Wales Kennel Association 2017 - Mrs V Phillips

GROUP 2 - Belfast 2017 - Mr K S Wilberg

GROUP 1 - Darlington 2017 - Mrs E A Macdonald

GROUP 1 - Richmond 2017 - Mrs S Hewart-Chambers

GROUP 1 - City of Birmingham 2017 - Mr P Teixeira

GROUP 1 - Welsh Kennel Club 2017 - Mrs E Haapaniemi

GROUP 3 - Paignton 2017 - Mr J Horswell

GROUP 1 - Windsor 2017 - Mrs A Ingram

GROUP 1 - East of England 2017 - Mrs E Cartledge

GROUP 1 - Border Union 2017 - Mrs P Marston-Pollock

GROUP 1 - Birmingham National 2017 - Mr P Freer

GROUP 1 - WELKS 2017 - Mr M Caple

GROUP 2 - Manchester 2017 - Mrs Z Rawson

GROUP 3 - Midland Counties 2016 - Mrs J Dove

GROUP 1 - South Wales Kennel Association 2016 - Mr N Bryce-Smith

GROUP 1 - Driffield 2016 - Mrs M Bryce-Smith

GROUP 1 - Belfast 2016 - Mr M Sanders

GROUP 2 - City of Birmingham 2016 - Mr B Reynolds-Frost

GROUP 1 - East of England 2016 - Miss D Spavin

CC & BOB - Bath 2019 - Mr F Ellingford

CC & BOB - SKC 2019 - Mrs P Marston-Pollock

CC & BOB - CRUFTS 2019 - Mrs L Skerritt

CC & BOB - Ladies Kennel Association 2018 - Mr N Bryce-Smith

CC & BOB - BGV Club Show 2018 - Mr A Curry - NEW BREED RECORD HOLDER

Ch Stakes Overall Heat Winner - Midland Counties 2018 - Mrs L Cartledge

CC & BOB - Darlington 2018 - Mr G Hill

CC & BOB - Richmond 2018 - Mr P Osbourne

CC & BOB - City of Birmingham 2018 - Dr R James

CC & BOB - Bournemouth 2018 - Mrs Z Thorn-Andrews

CC & BOB - Paignton 2018 - Mr J Thirlwell

CC & BOB -Houndshow 2018 - Mr A Mease

CC & BOB - East of England 2018 - Miss S Parker

CC & BOB - Bath 2018 - Mr N Luxmoore-Ball

CC & BOB - SKC 2018 - Ms M Rodgers

CC & BOB - Birmingham National 2018 - Mrs J Peak

CC & BOB - Ladies Kennel Association 2017 - Mr B Ballan

CC & BOB - BGV Club Show 2017 - Mrs V Phillips

CC & BOB - South Wales Kennel Association 2017 - Mrs S Virgo

CC & BOB - Darlington 2017 - Miss R Peek

CC & BOB - Richmond 2017 - Mr B Foster

CC & BOB - City of Birmingham 2017 - Mrs S Hewart-Chambers

CC & BOB - Welsh Kennel Club 2017 - Mrs E A MacDonald

CC & BOB - Paignton 2017 - Mr C Gillanders

CC & BOB - Houndshow 2017 - Mr E Engh

CC & BOB - East of England 2017 - Mr S Mallard

CC & BOB - Birmingham National 2017 - Mr F Kane

CC & BOB - Crufts 2017 - Mrs M Hunt

CC & BOB - South Wales Kennel Association 2016 - Mrs D Reid

CC & BOB - Driffield 2016 - Mrs P Hollings

CC & BOB - City of Birmingham 2016 - Mrs D Ellrich

CC & BOB - Welsh Kennel Club 2016 - Mrs S Pocock

CC & BOB - Bournemouth 2016 - Miss J Startup

CC & BOB - East of England 2016 - Mr E Webster

CRUFTS RESERVE BEST IN SHOW 2019!

POTY & CHAMP STAKES WINNER 2016