After finishing the 2010 Breeders Competition on 63 points, Top in the Working Group and THIRD OVERALL ALL BREEDS, we were duly invited to compete in the Final at Crufts. One of thirty breeds taking part we were judged by the German Christopher Habig but unfortunately not placed. Here we all are pre-judging!
The first Championship Show of the campaign and Selmalda I Am Rock JW wins the Open Dog class, his first CC and BISS! WJW10 Selmalda Im Yours JW won his Yearling class, Selmalda Stay Free For Teeseedane was second in Limit. In bitches Selmalda In Tne Name Of Love topped her Yearling class, Selmalda Rock Ola Baby JW was second in Limit and Ch. Selmalda She Looks To Me Through Samdice JW was second in Special Open Fawn. The Team won the Breeders Class!
After the Christmas and New Year festivities we looked forward to getting the first show under our belt. We had success in the AVNSC classes last year with our Danes and this year, for the first time, the society had scheduled specific breed classes and a breed judge, Charles Brooks. Selmlada I Am Rock J.W. did not like the Astroturf surface and was third in his first Open dog class, Selmalda Glory Days was second in Post Graduate and Selmalda Rock Ola Baby J.W. topped Open Bitch, won Best Bitch and BOS! Great start to 2011 for Ola Baby!
Unfortunately due to the awful snow and ice we encountered here at Stankirk in the run in to Christmas we missed the last few shows and the opportunity to wish all our friends a Happy Christmas! However we were absolutel delighted when we heard confirmation back from The Kennel Club that the SELMALDA TEAM had finished third all breeds, Top Working Group, for The Kennel Clubs Breeder Competition! Our sincere thanks and gratitude to the owners of our Danes who have loved, conditioned and presented them all so impeccably. Nigel & Dawn Marriner with Ares, Judy & Stuart Thurlby with Daisy, Tina & Richard Teese with Dan, Judi & Bill Cottam with Spring and of course John, Heather & Candice with Lola and Ralf. Along with our own Rocco, Ola and Georgia we are so proud of you all. http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/item/2587
We were delighted with our advert in this years Annual! I think you will agree?
A truly wonderful weekend we had in Belgium! Paul Lawless (IE) judged the breed and awarded Selmalda Im Yours JWW10 JW, co-owned with John, Heather and Candice, his Intermediate class whilst Selmalda I Am Rock JW Eu-09 topped his Open dog class. Both in the challenge we were delighted when Rocco was awarded both the CAC and CACIB and Ralf the RCAC & RCACIB! With the girls our Brindle girl, Selmalda Glory Days, co-owned with Judi Cottam, topped her Intermediate class and likewise Selmalda Rock Ola Baby JW won her Open class. Ola was awarded the RCAC & RCACIB in the challenge. Rocco was declared BOB and in the BIG ring, under Dutch judge Peter van Montfoort, Rocco made the shortlist to the final eleven! Another amazing experience on tour again!
The culmination of the years campaign and delighted with the kennels achievements. Selmalda Im Yours JW JWW10 ended as overall Top Premier League (Points) with his siblings Selmalda Dream Baby Dream At Justinian and Selmalda In The Name Of Love qualifying for the Premier League bitches. In The Super League both Selmalda I Am Rock JW, who was awarded the trophy for the dog with the most points but not a Champion, and Selmalda Rock Ola Baby JW along with Ch. Selmalda She Looks To Me Through Samdice JW. So with SIX Danes qualified we were pleased when Rocco was awarded third in the Final and Lola second, who also finished the year as Top Fawn! Many thanks to all the wonderful friends we have who condition and present them so well!
A super entry awaited US Pro Handler Judy Harrington. Selmalda Im Yours JW JWW10 only managed third after stepping up from Junior to Yearling whilst Selmalda I Am Rock JW notched up his ninth Limit win (dont worry guys he was already entered here prior to his seventh!). In bitches Selmalda Dream Baby Dream At Justinian, suffering from an awful phantom, was unplaced in Yearling, Selmalda Rock Ola Baby JW was second in Limit and Ch. Selmalda She Looks To Me Though Samdice JW was also unplaced in Open - I guess our bitches were too much for her! The team of Rocco, Lola, Ola and Ralf won the Breeders class and then went on to win Working Breeders Group 1 from Peter Jolley!
We were delighted when we heard back from The Kennel Club to advise that Selmalda Im Yours, co-owned with the Dysons, has achieved his JUNIOR WARRANT! Go Ralf!
As usual two breed judges for this prestigious show with Sue Bishton (D) and Rae Russell. Rae awarded Selmalda Glory Days, Spring, 1st in her Yearling class and Selmalda Rock Ola Baby JW 2nd in Limit. Top Fawn for the year is Ch. Selmalda She Looks To Me Through Samdice JW who today topped her Special Open Fawn class. JWW10 Selmalda Im Yours was 2nd in Junior, Selmalda I Am Rock JW won his Limit class and we delighted in the challenge when Rae presented Spring with Reserve Best Bitch! This really is her show as last year, on her debut, she went BPIS!
What a wonderful day in South Wales! Susan Cottrell was our judge and she awarded our Junior World Winner, Selmalda Im Yours (Dyson), today handled by co-owner Candice, 1st place in a good Junior class. Selmalda I Am Rock JW topped, yet another, Limit dog class and won his 7th RCC! In bitches Selmalda Dream Baby Dream At Justinian (Thurlby) was 2nd in Junior, Selmalda Glory Days topped Yearling and Selmalda Rock Ola Baby JW was 3rd in Limit. What a result today for Spring who also claimed the RCC for joint owners Judi and Bill Cottam. The Selmalda Fawns won the Breeders class and later Rocco, Lola, Ola and Ralf won Working Breeders Group 1 under Peter Radley.
The weather was absolutely appalling today - rain, rain, rain! Thank goodness we were indoors! Pat Patch judged the males and Selmalda Im Yours JWW10 only made third place in his Junior class. Selmalda I Am Rock JW claimed top spot in his Limit class and maintains his excellent form. Judy Thurlby with Selmalda Dream Baby Dream At Justinian was placed fourth in Junior bitch and the Dysons with Ch. Selmalda She Looks To Me Through Samdice JW were second in Open and won their Open Fawn class, Marion Hipkin judged the bitches. The Selmalda team, consisting of Rocco, Lola, Ralf and Daisy won the Breeders class and we extend our thanks to Judy, Heather and John for staying on.
It was a glorious day at Wetherby Racecourse where breed judge Rosemary Lord had a very good entry. It got off to a great start when the Junior World Winner 10 Selmalda Im Yours topped a class of 9, well done to the Dysons - John you present him so well. Selmalda I Am Rock JW claimed top spot in a Limit class of 13 and maintained his winning form. Selmalda Glory Days, owned jointly with Judi Cottam, was second in Junior and Judy & Stuart Thurlby were third with Selmalda Dream Baby Dream At Justinian. Selmalda Rock Ola Baby JW won the RCC and the team of Ola, Rocco, Lola and Ralf won the Breeders class and also number one spot in the Working Breeders Group, judged by Kevin Young - thanks to both judges for a great day!
We had Frank Wildman judging our breed for the first time at Richmond and he duly found our own Selmalda I Am Rock JW who topped the largest class of the day, Limit. His full sister Ola, Selmalda Rock Ola Baby JW, also won her Limit class and in the challenge was awarded the RCC! Another successful day!
At City of Birmingham Liz Cartledge judged the breed. It didnt get off to the best of starts as our Junior World Winner 10, Selmalda Im Yours, owned in partnership with John, Heather and Candice Dyson, was unplaced in Junior - there is a first for everything! Selmalda I Am Rock J.W. topped a cracking Limit dog class, Judy Thurlby with Selmalda Dream Baby Dream At Justinian was third in Junior and our own Selmalda Rock Ola Baby J.W. was second in Limit. However the Selmalda team of Rocco, Ola, Ralf and Daisy won the Breeders class and then won the Working Breeders Group overall under Terry Nethercott, beating off stiff competition! Many thanks for all the support and words of encouragement ringside and to our own photographer extraordinaire Judi Cottam! Judge Liz Cartledge wrote about Rocco afterwards - His good side movement won him the class. Well proportioned head, good length of foreface, strong hindquarters which he put to good use when moving, ample bone, well sprung ribs, well conditioned and handled.
Jeff Luscott officiated at WKC. Selmalda Im Yours was second in his Junior dog class, the same position Selmalda I Am Rock JW achieved in his Limit class. Rocco was called back into the ring to challenge for the RCC which he was duly awarded. In bitches Selmalda Rock Ola Baby JW topped a huge Limit class and Ch. Selmalda She Looks To Me Through Samdice JW was second in Open. Lola also made the cut in a huge, three group, Champion Stakes class. The Selmalda Fawns then won the Breeders class (left) and later went on to win the Working Breeders Group under Liz Stannard. Another great day for the kennel!
The Selmalda gang enjoyed a lovely summers day at Hurworth where the Pennine hold a wonderful show. Stella Clark judged the dogs and awarded 1st in a cracking Junior class to JWW10 Selmalda Im Yours, Ralf, whilst Selmalda I Am Rock JW won his Limit class. Michael Bruggenburg-Rothschild judged the bitches and Ch Selmalda She Looks To Me Through Samdice JW, Lola, won the Special Open Fawn class and later the RCC! The Selmalda team of Lola, Rocco, Ralf and Daisy won the Breeders class. Lolas critique appeared in the dog press later and read - beautiful Fawn with harmonious balance and size, substance yet still feminine and elegant, strong arched neck, high set withers, good front and chest, lay of shoulder and length of upper arm, good width and depth to chest, good depth to brisket, well sprung ribs giving good width and depth through body, good croup and tailset, good width of thigh, beautiful head with good parallel head planes, good length to foreface, defined stop and clean backskull, excellent pigmentation, good eye shape and beautiful expression, moved with good front reach and drives well from hocks covering ground well, another with dash and dare, beautifully handled as you would expect from this handler.
Always a relaxed atmosphere at this show and we managed to get our tents ringside which kept the dogs cool and comfortable. Anne Morris judged the dogs and Selmalda Im Yours JWW10 topped a cracking Junior dog class, this dog is maturing very nicely and is becoming a force to be reckoned with. Selmalda I Am Rock JW was placed second in Limit dog and eventually won the RCC, his fifth! Lets just say the bitches didnt fair as well under Pat Jacobs! Again we topped the Breeders class with Ola, Rocco, Lola and Ralf and our continued appreciation to the Dysons for their support in this competition. Judge Anne Morris wrote about Ralf - Compact Fawn who stands foresquare, good head with dark eyes and mask with a kind expression, well made all through with good balance in angles with back and loin length to compliment, nice croup and flat boned legs on tight feet, moves animatedly, an honest youngster.
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