Gavin Robertson is a dog boarding kennel and cattery owner who
has been a dog breeder and exhibitor for over 25 years.
Gavin's kennel name is Soletrader and he is proud to be an Assured
Breeder Scheme member and holder of the ABS Accolade of
In 2013, Gavin handled the Best in Show winner at Crufts, the
Petit Basset GriffonVendéen, Ch Soletrader Peek A Boo ("Jilly"),
whom he bred in partnership with his wife Sara. As a direct
result of Jilly's win, Gavin has taken part in a number of
charitable events, among them Jilly's Jolly Jaunt, a nationwide
walk which raised thousands of pounds for the Great Ormond Street
Children's Hospital and other charities.
As a dedicated, passionate breeder with health and welfare being
of the utmost importance, Gavin takes his role on the ABS Sub-group
extremely seriously. "It is important to me that fellow
breeders all do the very best in improving standards of animal
husbandry, habituation and provide the correct informed data to
give to potential and future puppy buyers", says Gavin.