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

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

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