Hall of Fame

As you will see, we have been winning at top level consistently over the years.  We’ve made breed history on more than once occasion and were the UK’s top breeder of Spinoni in 2017 & 2018 which is incredible when you consider how few litters we breed.

Sh Ch/ Ir Sh Ch Afterglow Hashtag Scandal at Bessalone JW ShCM

(Nemo Del Subasio at Sanjika Imp Ita World Veteran Winner 2015 x Sh Ch Afterglow Rude to Point)

Owned by Sue & Sally Knowles and Irene Glen (shown by David Shields)


“Sid” has truly done us proud. He was Top Puppy and Top white/orange male in the breed in 2015. He made breed history by becoming the breed’s youngest ever Show Champion and has been Top Spinone in the UK in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.  Sid is the ONLY spinone to have ever achieved top spinone for four consecutive years and he is the current male breed record holder in the UK.

Affilato All About Me JW

(Sh Ch Milisimo Castello JW x Sh Ch Afterglow Paws for Applause)

Owned by Us

“Mimi” was Top Puppy in the breed in 2019 and made breed history by becoming the youngest in the breed to gain her Junior Warrant under 9 months old.  She has won puppy groups in the UK and Reserve Best Puppy in Show at an all breeds championship show.  Not only was she top puppy in spinoni but she ended up runner up Top Gundog puppy in the UK – something which has never been achieved in the breed before. She has won a group placing at Manchester Championship Show 2020 and an adult group in Romania.  She is a Junior Romanian Champion. She currently has 2 challenge certificates.

International Champion and Sh Ch Afterglow I’m Coming out for Affilato WW18

(Sh Ch Del Como Inostricani x Sh Ch Afterglow Paws for Applause)

Owned by Us


“Tucci” has won CACIB’s (Certificats d'Aptitude au Championnat International de Beauté) in Italy, Romania and Holland.  She is a Romanian Champion as well as a UK one.  At the World Show held in Amsterdam in 2018, she beat every other spinone bitch there and thus got her “World Winner” title.

Sh Ch Afterglow Paws for Applause JW

(Sanjika Jalawe x Afterglow Nice One Squirrel)

Owned by Us

“Franchi”, like her daughter “Mimi” has also won RBPIS at an all breeds championship show.  She was Top Spinone Puppy in the UK in 2014.

Sh Ch Afterglow Rude to Point

(Sh Ch Bannonbrig Rude Boy x Afterglow Drama Queen at Hapsberg)


Owned by Us

“Perazzi” one of only a handful of Spinoni that we bred that we left undocked.  Therefore, she was able to go to Crufts and she certainly did well!  She won “best bitch” in 2013 under judge Carole Spencer (Bannonbrig) – a very proud day for us.  In 2019, she was the breed’s “Top brood bitch” mainly because she is the mother of our big winning Sh Ch/ Ir Sh Ch Afterglow Hashtag Scandal at Bessalone JW ShCM.

Sh Ch Afterglow Son of a Gun

(Sh Ch Bannonbrig Rude Boy x Sh Ch Hapsberg Over and Under JW)

Owned by Sarah Clews and Jessie Towner. 

“Peppy” (short for Pepperoni) showed loads of potential as a puppy and we deliberately held on to him until a show home came along.  When we were contacted and asked for a show quality puppy for a junior handler, we ummed and aaahed if this was what we wanted.  We invited the family over to meet us and Sarah impressed us with her intelligence and enthusiasm.  She certainly didn’t let us down – making Peppi into a show champion, winning the RCC at Crufts and winning Group 2 at a general championship show.

Sh Ch Hapsberg Over and Under JW

(Nemo Del Subasio at Sanjika Imp Ita World Veteran Winner 2015 x Afterglow Drama Queen at Hapsberg)

Owned by Us

“Beretta” was, for a while, the youngest show champion in the breed.  She won Best Puppy in Show at Gundog Society of Wales in 2008 and group placings at championship shows. She was Top Spinone bitch in the UK in 2009.  Not bad really considering she was the first spinone we ever bred!

Afterglow Show Me the Money JW

(Nemo Del Subasio at Sanjika Imp Ita World Veteran Winner 2015 x Afterglow Drama Queen at Hapsberg)

Owned by John and Suzy Day

“Clive” is, quite simply, one of the best brown roans we’ve ever bred.  He got his junior warrant easily (his final points were achieved at Crufts where he won his class) and won six RCC’s all under breed specialists.

He is one of only a handful of spinoni who have ever qualified for the Junior Warrant semi finals held at Earls Court, London.

Afterglow Game Player JW

(Afterglow That’s Shallot x Sh Ch Afterglow Rude to Point)

Owned by Jan Clark

“Viggo” is litter brother of Ducky (Game Changer).  He achieved his Junior Warrant easily.

Afterglow Game Changer JW

(Afterglow That’s Shallot x Sh Ch Afterglow Rude to Point)

Owned by Claire & Michelle Kaye-Ackroyd

“Ducky” was Top Spinone puppy in the UK in 2018.  Not only did she win many awards in the UK but we took her with us to the World Show in Amsterdam where she won Best Junior in breed at one of the specialities and later, Junior Group 2.

Afterglow Drama Queen at Hapsberg

(Sh Ch Brody Dal Podere Antico at Wynsett Imp Ita x By Royal Appointment to Afterglow)

Owned by Us

“Cara” deserves to be on this page as she was the foundation of our kennel.  While a super shape with a beautiful head, she was far too big and thus, her show career wasn’t overly successful though she did have some lovely class wins.  She won the “Bedeslea trophy” at the Italian Spinone Club’s working test for the highest placed spinone in 2007 and 2008.  She also won Top HPR at a working test organised by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation.

Afterglow Shooting Star over Marabell

(Sh Ch Bannonbrig Rude Boy x Sh Ch Hapsberg Over and Under JW)

Owned by Laura Shawcross & Neil Parton.

“Celia” won two RCC’s during her show career and Best Veteran at Crufts in 2019.  She was the foundation bitch for Laura & Neil’s “Marabell” kennel and whelped a beautiful litter for them in 2014.

Afterglow Shoot to Thrill

(Sh Ch Bannonbrig Rude Boy x Sh Ch Hapsberg Over and Under JW)

Gifted to a “friend” on breeding terms who then ripped us off.

“Lavezzi” deserves to be in our hall of fame.  An absolutely beautiful bitch who was really destined to achieve great things after winning two RCC’s under breed specialists.  Unfortunately, we entrusted her to the wrong person and her show career was cut short. She was never shown after her junior career. Fortunately, we were later able to use her Champion brother to incorporate this breeding back into our lines.

Affilato Me Myself and I

(Sh Ch Milisimo Castello JW x Sh Ch Afterglow Paws for Applause)

Owned by Leigh-Anne Fagg & Dale White


“Mousa” is the perfect shade of brown roan. Another very nice sibling of our Mimi and he achieved his stud book number by winning a RCC from Puppy under a breed specialist.

Hapsberg Side by Side

(Nemo Del Subasio at Sanjika Imp Ita World Veteran Winner 2015 x Afterglow Drama Queen at Hapsberg)

Owned by Jane Carter

“Neo” deserves his place in our hall of fame – achieving his stud book number by winning a RCC in an excellent entry at a championship show under an Italian judge.  We shipped his semen to the USA where he sired “Ch Collina D’Oro Adele by Royal Design” who has been one of the biggest winning spinone bitches the USA has ever seen.

American Ch Affilato It had to be Me

(Sh Ch Milisimo Castello JW x Sh Ch Afterglow Paws for Applause)

Owned by Jennifer Basile

“Mimi” is the litter sister of our Mimi and was sent to the USA when she was 11 weeks old.  Out there, she won Best Puppy in Show at the Spinone Club of America's national championship show and has now achieved her title.

Affilato All Eyes on Me of Danien

(Sh Ch Milisimo Castello JW x Sh Ch Afterglow Paws for Applause)

Owned by Daniel Pera

“Alfie” has made the longest trip of any of our puppies and lives in South Africa where he has had an excellent start to his showing career.  He is litter brother to ours and USA Mimi so this was a very successful litter indeed.  He is well on his way to getting his show title.

American Grand Champion Ch Affilato Oliver Twist

(Sh Ch Afterglow Son of a Gun x Sanjika Siren for Afterglow)

Owned by Susie Ruth

“Oliver” was sent to the USA and not only achieved his show title but also became a Grand Champion - all before he was even a year old.

Afterglow That’s Shallot

(Sh Ch Inostricani Foo at Rishona JW x Sh Ch Hapsberg Over and Under JW)

Owned by Us

“Benelli” – his unusual KC name is because his father’s name is “Onion”.  We had a whole host of onion themed names ready for this litter but unfortunately, there was just one puppy and Benelli was it.  He was never a fan of being in the show ring but still amassed three RCC’s and a CC, BOB and group shortlist at a champ show before we retired him. Aside from siring the UK’s top spinone puppy in the UK in 2018, he has also sired puppies in the USA and Russia which have embarked on successful show careers.

Afterglow Applause Junkie

(Sanjika Jalawe x Afterglow Nice One Squirrel)

Owned by Paul & Jackie Allman

“Scrumpy” wasn’t sold as a show dog but went along to his local championship show and qualified for Crufts in 2014!  He appears on this page as he has won Working test awards – the pinnacle being winning the Novice test overall at the Italian Spinone Club of Great Britain’s working test in 2018.