Two dogs lying down in front of castle
Jo and Star pictured outside their home at the castle of Sant’Alessio, via Cadorna, Pavia, Italy
Source: Shannas

Shannas Journalist, ‘Jo’, was bred by us and taken to Italy when a puppy by Michele and Ludovica Ivaldi. Always impeccably presented, he started winning from a very early age.

He won many groups and best in show awards as well as a multitude of titles along the way. Some of the titles and awards he attained were:

  • Italian Champion
  • International Champion
  • European Champion
  • World Champion 1995, 1996, 1997
  • Monaco Champion
  • Puertorican Champion
  • German Champion
  • Producer Champion ENCI
  • German Bundessieger
  • Europasieger
  • Austrian Bundessieger
  • Belgian Winner
  • Copenhagen Vinder
  • Austrian Jugend Bundessieger
  • Junior Champion ENCI
Woman posing black and tan dog
At the European Dog Show in 1997
Source: Shannas

Jo came to the UK for a visit to compete at the international Gordons2000 event organised by the Gordon Setter Association; we cannot describe how proud we are that he was awarded the Challenge Certificate and Best in Show.

He has also sired quality Gordon Setters, including Michele and Ludo’s Ita/Int/Monaco Ch/Sh Ch Caballus Ebonie Adonis Ludstar who was so successfully campaigned in the UK by Frances Boxall (with whom he lived when he became a permanent resident here) to hold the male breed CC record until recently overtaken. We are truly indebted to Michele and Ludo for loving, campaigning and giving him such a wonderful life! We are very proud of him.

World/Multi International Champion Shannas Journalist

(Sh Ch Wickenberry Philosopher of Liric x Shannas Midnight Breeze)

DoB 28/09/1992 BVA/KC Hip score total – 7/4 total = 11