D.O.B  26.07.99



 Solo was bred by me in Scotland (where I had to adopt the kennel name of Islavale as the ‘Speyside’ kennel name was already in use).    He was lightly shown  in the UK  for around 18 months but during that time he was always well placed at Championship shows, (often placed 2nd in classes of 45+) culminating in him gaining his stud book number at the Scottish Kennel Club Championship Show at the age of 21 months.  This qualified him for Crufts for life but unfortunately not long after that we elected to move back to New Zealand to live.  
In New Zealand he was soon made up to a show champion gaining many groups on the way.    On one particular day he took Best in Show at a Gundog Championship show and Reserve in Show at an Allbreeds show (Mr Gary Doyle, NZ).  At his first National Dog Show he took Best of Breed and in the same week took Best in Show at the first Golden Retriever Championship show he attended, under Mrs Barbara Mills (UK).  He was named “Pedigree Golden of the Year” that year also.
Solo has produced some beautiful progeny including Ch Speyside Daydream Believer, Ch Speyside Under Cover Lover and Ch Speyside Star Gazer – all from the same litter to Rainscourt Isle of Dreams at Islavale.


Solo's Pedigree