So at the weekend it was Gundog Breeds Assoc Scotland Championship Show Siddly Diddly won not only Open dog, the Dog Challenge Certificate but also Best of Breed! He was then also shortlisted in a fabulous Best In Show! Plus!!! I would like to say a huge thank you to Cameron Stokes who handles both Sid and Joe to three class wins, the ticket and best of breed and to Barbara Allison for handling Joe in Best Puppy Dog and Best Puppy in Breed! Plus a Mega HUGE Thank you to Gundog Specialist Christine Schofield for thinking so highly of our boys!
Lovely critique- had to post it.
Great show report for ‘Sid’, Sh.Ch.Afterglow Hashtag Scandal at Bessalone from Italian Breed specialist Luca Massimino after his BOB at Southern Counties.
‘Excellent expression. Very typical Spinone. Excellent head, skull, eyes & ears. Sociable. Excellent proportional body. Excellent chest & back. Very free movement. Excellent skin & hair.’
Excellent result at SKC where Siddly notched up his 20th CC- good day at the office.
Sh.Ch. & Ir.Sh. Afterglow Hashtag Scandal at Bessalone JW ShCM CW16 picked up his 11th Res.CC. at Leeds
David took on the role of roving reporter and writes—Enjoyable day yesterday at Border Union which must be the most relaxed show throughout the year. Good company and Sh.Ch.Afterglow Hashtag Scandal at Bessalone picking up his 9th Res.CC to add to his 18 CC’s & 7 Group placings & still only 3 years old !
Siddly Diddly (Sh Ch. Irish Sh Ch. Afterglow Hashtag Scandal at Bessalone Sh CM. JW. CW16) and Mr Shields were busy winning a strong Open Dog Class and the DCC. at Three Counties…. He then got to Go around the class with the awesome Chuzzle of Chris Guest to whom he was VERY enamoured.
Thank you to Linda Mayne for these pictures of a Happy Siddly Diddly (Sh Ch. Irish Sh Ch Afterglow Hashtag Scandal at Bessalone JW. Sh CM. CW16) on his way to winning Open Dog, DCC, BoB and Gundog Group Two at Southern Counties. Thank you to both Judges who thought so highly of him Mr. Luca Massimino (Italy) and Mr G Haran.
What a star- Siddly Diddly went and won BEST IN SHOW at both North Riding Gundog Show and Northern Hunt, Point, Retrieve.
At Border Cunties Gundog The star of the day however, was Siddly Diddly who won his class and then ended the day as Reserve Best In Show!
So today was Gundog Breeds Assoc Scotland’s Top Dog Competition 😁
Siddly Diddly (Sh Ch. Irish Sh Ch Afterglow Hashtag Scandal at Bessalone JW Sh CM. CW16.) also went and got through to the final round up against some strong competition! He then went and Smashed it! By Winning Gundog Breeds Association of Scotland’s Top Dog Competition 2017!!!! Thank you to Judge Mr C Atkinson for thinking so highly of our duo
Great start to 2018 Brilliant day at Caledonian Canine Society today! Siddly Diddly (Irsh.Sh Ch. Sh CH Afterglow Hashtag Scandal at Bessalone JW. Sh CM. CW16) went and won open, BoB, Gundog Group One and then BEST IN SHOW!
David writes– Can confirm for the second year running, Sh.Ch.& Ir.Sh.Ch.Afterglow Hashtag Scandal at Bessalone JW ShCM CW16 is top Italian Spinone in the Our Dogs/Arden Grange Top Dog Competition. Great result as ‘Sid’ was only shown at 9 Championship shows through the year but picked up 5 x CC’s, 4 x BOB’s, 2 x Res CC’s along with a G2 & G3. Great result for team Bessalone and a big thanks to team Afterglow. Lots of laughs on the way and I’m just there to do a bit of handling and sort the trimming and striping and keep the rest of team Bessalone under control ! Looking forward to 2018 and also introducing his daughter Bessalone Going Straight who has already made a good start to her show career.
All Ireland Bull Breeds Ass. Ch. Show. Sh.Ch.Afterglow Hashtag Scandal at Bessalone picked up another Green Star & BOB and ended up G2 in a quality line up in G7
t HPR Stephanie Jackman was on hand to run Siddly (Sh Ch. Irsh Sh Ch Afterglow Hashtag Scandal atBessalone JW ShCM CW16) to 1st in Open Italian Spinone, Best of Breed and then to top it off BEST IN SHOW as the Motherhood handled him under Judge Donna Kirkwood-Emery
Super results Gundog Society of Wales 2017
Sid- Won Open Dog and The Dog Challenge Certificate under Mrs K Gorman.
Then 1st in the Champion Stakes under Mr B Limpus.
(Siddly’s second year winning that stakes lol)
Siddly Diddly won the Reserve dog CC at South Wales Kennel Association
At Nidderdale Show Sid won Open Dog and was Best of Breed and then won the Open Dog Stakes under Mr Moray Armstrong
At Carlow Siddly Diddly (Sh Ch. Irsh Sh Ch. Afterglow Hashtag Scandal at Bessalone JW Sh CM CW16) went and won Open Dog, the Green Star, Best of Breed, 3rd in the Champion Stakes and then to top all of that off he went and won Group 7
Wonderful result at Richmond where Sid was first in Open Dog, Dog CC and Best of Breed under Swedish judge Dan Ericsson ad then Gundog Group 2 under Mrs Anne Moss (Ewtor).
What a year
Woohoo! So it’s official! Siddly Diddly (Sh Ch. Irsh Sh Ch Afterglow Hashtag Scandal at Bessalone JW. Sh CM. CW16) is TOP ITALIAN SPINONE 2016
Mr Bill Bunce’s write up of Siddly Diddly( Sh Ch. Irsh Sh Ch. Afterglow Hashtag Scandal at Bessalone JW. Sh CM. CW16) from Welsh Kennel Championship Show. Again thank you to both Judges on the day
Siddly Diddly ( Sh Ch. Irsh Sh Ch. Afterglow Hashtag Scandal at Bessalone JW ShCM CW16) in the paper with his bestest buddy Mr Shields
Sh.Ch. & Ir.Sh.Ch.Afterglow Hashtag Scandal at Bessalone JW ShCm CW16 took G3 in the Gundog Group yesterday at the Welsh Kennel Club. Thanks to all the judges yesterday, breed & group. This adds to the two x G2 & three G3 he already has.
Siddly Diddly has a daughter – She is Bessalone Going Straight- the next generation arrives !
At Leeds Championship Show under Judge: Mrs D Smillie-Gray Sid was First Open Dog, Dog CC and BOB.
Siddly Diddly showed his socks off at Blackpool Championship Show and won Open Dog, The Dog CC and then BOB. Judge was JULIA ILES-HEBBERT
Team Bessalone/ Wilholme had a fabulous time at Birmingham National Championship Show on Friday! Siddly Diddly (Sh Ch. Irsh Sh Ch. Afterglow Hashtag Scandal at Bessalone Sh CM. JW. CW16) not only went and won Open dog but also the Reserve Dog Challenge Certificate! He then decided that he and his bestest bud and Handler David Shields would have a little play in the Champion stakes…. Amongst some very strong competition Siddly Diddly only went and won the Gundog Day Heat of The Champion Stakes!!!!! Thank you to both judges on the day, breed judge Miss Jean Lanning and Champion stakes judge Mr Geoffrey Davies
Sid was Reserve Best in Show at The Hunt Point Retrieve Club of Scotland’s St Patrick’s Day show. Judge was Mr Stewart Cummings.
Siddly Diddly (Sh Ch. Irsh Sh Ch Afterglow Hashtag Scandal at Bessalone Sh CM JW CW16) has had a Fabulous start to 2017 Winning Reserve Top Scottish Gundog 2016 at
Gundog Breeds Assoc Scotland event! Thank you to the committee and the Judge Mr
Mr Frank Whyte
At Carluke and District Canine Society, Little Siddly Diddly (Sh Ch. Irsh Sh Ch Afterglow Hashtag Scandal at Bessalone JW. Sh CM. CW16) went and won BEST IN SHOW! thank you to Mr Angus Macara for giving Sid Best of Breed and the Gundog Group! Also Thank you to Mrs Janet Kirkwood for the BEST IN SHOW! Plus not forgetting Mr Gordon Kirkwood for the amazing photo’s! This is the second time Sid has won Best In Show at this show as it did it last year as well.
Sid was First in Open Dog, Dog CC and Best of Breed at Gundog Breeds Association of Scotland 12/11/2016 Judge was Mr Colin Mackay
A certain Siddly Diddly (Sh Ch. Irsh Sh Ch. Afterglow Hashtag Scandal at Bessalone JW. Sh Cm. CW16) has just gone and won Best in Show at Waverley Gundog Association Open show! The team would like to thank his breed Judge Ms Sarah Amos-Jones and the Best in Show Judge Mrs Christina Chapman.
So it was the Italian Spinone Club of Ireland Championship show and Mr Siddly Diddly (Sh Ch. Irsh Sh Ch. Afterglow Hashtag Scandal at Bessalone Sh Cm. JW. CW16) didn’t disappoint! He went and won Best in Show under Renowned Italian Spinone Judge Mr Peter Friedrich Berchtold. He also at the same show won BOB and then went on to win 3rd in the Group 7 group.
Siddly Diddly (Sh Ch. Irsh Sh Ch Afterglow Hashtag Scandal at Bessalone ShCm. JW. CW16) just went and won a really strong Champion stakes!!! Gundog Society of Wales
So proud of this boy—-
Siddly Diddly winning the DCC and BOB at SWKA means he has now won 9 DCC, 8 BOB and 5 Gundog group placings! Amazing for a dog who has only just turned two!
This isn’t including all of his Ireland wins or Two Best in Shows in Ireland or his Group placings over there.
Nor does it include his Open Show Wins in which he has won Best in Show and Reserve Best in Show!
SWKA Oct 7th 2016 Sid won Open Dog, Dog CC and BOB- Judge was Mr G Haran
Darlington Championship Show 2016, Siddly Diddly did me so proud with his bestie David when they went and won Open Dog and then went on to win the Reserve Dog Challenge Certificate under breed specialist Mrs Ruth Roberts. He then went and strutted his stuff in the RCC stakes and won it! Under Judge John Thirlwell. Thank you to both judges for thinking so highly of him.
Siddly Diddly’s (Sh Ch. Irsh Sh Ch. Afterglow Hastag Scandal at Bessalone JW. Sh Cm. CW16) Fabulous write up from his City of Birmingham judge Mrs Jacqueline Ward! Sid went onto win Gundog Group 2 under MrsPatricia Butler-Holley!! 😀 Thank you to both judges for thinking so highly of Siddly Diddly! 😀
Sid was a star at Birmingham Championship Show where he won Open Dog, BOB and went on to be Group 2 in the Gundog Group. Thanks to judges Mrs J Ward and Mrs P Butler- Holley.
Write up for Group 2 at
After the trip to The Welsh Kennenl Club, Sue Writes—The Siddly Diddly dog did us proud today! Not only did Siddly Diddly (Sh Ch. Irsh Sh Ch Afterglow Hashtag Scandal at Bessalone Sh Cm. JW. CW16) who as always was expertly handled by Mr David Shields win Open Dog, the Dog Challenge Certificate and Best of Breed under Mrs V Foss but he then strutted his stuff in the Gundog Group with some tough competition and WON AN AMAZINGLY FABULOUS GROUP 2!!!!! I can happily say i cried buckets! Thank you so much everyone on your lovely comments on our Siddly Diddly we are really proud of him especially as he isn’t even two yet!!!
What a absolutely awesome weekend we have had!!!! At Paignton & District Association Championship Show! Siddly Diddly went and won Open Dog, the dog challenge certificate plus BEST OF BREED and then he went on to strut his stuff in the group ring and thanks to Mr Armstrong for his 7th CC !!!! Not forgetting Marion Waddell for Sid’s group place.
Sid at Windsor where he won Open Dog and the Reserve CC under judge Carol Broadley
Wonderful result at Leeds Championship Show. Sid won Open Dog and then BOB under judge Mrs Patsy Hollings and went on to Gundog Group3 under judge Mr John Thirlwell.
Sid was 2nd in Open dog and awarded the RDCC at East of England Championship Show- judge was Mrs J Miller.
SALLY WRITES 26/6/16 Today at Deise Canine Club Championship Show Siddly Diddly (Sh Ch. Irsh Sh Ch. Afterglow Hashtag Scandal at Bessalone JW. Sh CM. CW16) went and won Open Dog, Green Star Dog, BoB and then Siddly Diddly went and won Group 3 in Group 7!!! 😀😀😀
Sid was RDCC at Border Union Championship show.
Than Siddly Diddly’s (Sh Ch. Irsh Sh Ch. Afterglow Hashtag Scandal at Bessalone JW. Sh CM. CW16) haul of rosettes from today Kilkenny & District Canine Club Championship Show! Siddly Diddly also won Group 2 under Mr Stewart Cummings!!! Yay!!!
Then he went and won an amazing Champion Stakes- wow.
Sid had a great SKC 21/5/16 – Under judge Miss N A Spencer he won the open dog class, took the Dog CC and BOB. After that he went on to be Gundog Group 3 under judge Mrs A E Moss.
The official letter came and Sid is officially an Irish Champion.
(Sh Ch. Irish Ch. Afterglow Hashtag Scandal at Bessalone JW. Sh CM. CW16) went and won Group 4 at Border Counties Gundog Club!.
Now Sid is Sh Ch. Irish Sh Ch. Afterglow Hashtag Scandal at Bessalone JW .Sh CM .CW16…. So if my counting is correct that would be Siddly on his 5th Title now
Fifth place in Combined Canine Club’s Pup of the Year Competition
Siddly (Sh Ch Afterglow Hashtag Scandal at Bessalone JW Sh CM CW16) after winning a really stunning group 7 at the Celtic Winners International Championship Show! With his Wiemy Girlfriend handled by Jo Maclaine who won Group 2!!! Scottish Raiders!!!!
Ch Afterglow Hashtag Scandal At Bessalone JW Sh Cm CW16 winning Group 7 at The Celtic Winners International Show today!
video courtesy of Victoria Sutherland
Sid is the breed record holder for being the YOUNGEST ITALIAN SPINONE CHAMPION. Here are some of his highlight pictures.
Another fabulous day when Sid- Sh Ch Afterglow Hashtag Scandal at Bessalone JW- Was RESERVE TOP PUPPY! at Gundog Breeds Association of Scotland!!! This is the amazing rosette he won!
Had an absolutely FABULOUS day at Clydebank and district canine society, we have LOADS of laughs with Lauren. Not only that but Siddly (Sh Ch Afterglow hashtag Scandal at Bessalone JW) won his class and Best of Breed judged by Mr J Daltry. Then it was time for the group in which….. Siddly WON GROUP 1 (WOOHOO!!!) Judged byMr Anthony Allen. We had a bit of a wait then for best in show….. Siddly did us all so proud and strutted his stuff to RESERVE BEST IN SHOW!!!!!
Sid- Sh Ch Afterglow Hashtag Scandal at Bessalone won Junior Dog, The dog CC and Best of Breed at Manchester Championship Show.
Little Siddly (Afterglow Hashtag Scandal at Bessalone) after winning Best of Breed at Manchester Championship show under Judge John Thirlwell.
He had been playing in the snow literally a few mins before this was taken
BEST IN SHOW AT CARLUKE
A rare picture of Sue handling Sid and winning Junior Dog at Gundog Breeds Association of Scotand
Sid won another BOB at Cloghran Irish Champ Show and group 3 7/11/15
After two BEST IN SHOWS in one weekend Sid went and topped it off at another show om Monday.— All Ireland Bull Breeds Association in which yet again Sid did not let us down, he took the Green Star, Best of Breed and then Group 3! What a weekend! Thank you again Claire Sharp for trusting us with this little star of ours!
Yesterday 24/10.15 Sid won Best in Show at the Gundog field and Show championship show
News from team Bessalone – Sid (Afterglow Hashtag Scandal at Bessalone) has won BIS at the Spinone Club of Ireland show which was held in conjunction with another show and he’s just won Group 7!! I
Sid has not only done it again but is now a Show Champion (Subject to KC confrimation) He gained his third CC at Gundog Society of Wales 14/10/15 from Junior Judge was Mrs A Webster
This is a first and he is the youngest ever show champion in the breed
Sidilicious did i again at South Wales Championship Show —Afterglow Hashtag Scandal at Bessalone won Junior Dog and the Dog Challenge Certificate
Update from David Shields Been a great summer for team Wilholme & Bessalone. Wilholme Sharp ‘n’ Smart at Bessalone picking up 2 CC’s & Res CC as well as picking up 2 Green Stars on her few appearances in Ireland. Not to be out done the Spinone boys Liattch Mister Mister at Bessalone and Afterglow Hashtag Scandal at Bessalone have exceeded all expectations with Mister Mister taking his crowning CC at SKC in May and Hashtag Scandal not only been the current top puppy in breed but also winning 2 CC’s at the tender age of 13 months ! He also qualified for the Irish POTY Final next March which will be a great night out for all ! Thanks to all judges
At Belfast Sid (Afterglow Hashtag Scandal at Bessalone) made us so proud again. He won Junior Dog, Best Dog and Best of Breed. Judge was Mr G Philpott
Afterglow Hashtag Scandal at Bessalone won Puppy Dog which was great but he then went on to win the Dog CC and Best of Breed- all from Puppy.
Following the win in Puppy Liatch Mister Mister with Bessalone was second in Open Dog
Judge was Penny Williams
First in was Mr Sid (Afterglow hashtag Scandal At Bessalone) handled by Mr David Shields (expert handler) to win the puppy dog class, up next was Jackydoodle ( Sh Ch Liatch Mister Mister with Bessalone) handled by Ms Irene who only went and WON open Dog! So it was Irene Vs David in the challenge for the Green Star! Both of my boys looked stunning and both made me very very proud. However Little Mr Sid went and won the GREEN STAR AND BEST OF BREED at under 12 months old!!!!!! It was another #proudowner moment! Again i cannot thank Claire Sharp enough for entrusting us with this little star!!! He is truly making my dreams come true!!!
Paignton SID THEN WON BEST PUPPY DOG!!!! AND BEST PUPPY IN BREED!!! (more tears) and then Puppy Group 1
Sligo So today was an absolute dream come true!!!! It was amazing (not the weather!). Sid (Afterglow Hashtag Scandal at Bessalone) WON the PUPPY STAKES at Sligo Dog Show! This means that Sid has Qualified for PUPPY OF YEAR in IRELAND next year!!!! I would like to say a HUGE thank you to esteemed judge Mr W McEntee! And a MASSIVE THANK YOU TO DAVID SHIELDS FOR HANDLING SID!
Amazing day!!!! At Border Union Dog Show Sid (Afterglow Hashtag Scandal at Bessalone) went and won, Puppy Dog, Best Puppy Dog, Best Puppy in Breed and then Gundog Puppy Group 3!!!!! As well that Jack (Liatch Mister Mister with Bessalone) went and won a really outstanding Open Dog Class!