Helen Hankins took centre ring at Bath and awarded Selmalda I Am Rock JW first in Limit dog and eventually the RCC! Litter sister Selmalda Rock Ola Baby JW was second in Limit bitch.
Up in Edinburgh for SKC and Cath Gilbert was judging. Selmalda Im Yours was second in Junior and Selmalda I Am Rock JW won his Limit class. Selmalda Dream Baby Dream At Justinian was second in Junior and Yearling whilst Selmalda Rock Ola Baby JW was fourth in Limit. Selmalda won the Breeders class and were placed Working Breeders Group 1 under Terry Munro.
Gary Hooker was the judge with both Selmalda Im Yours and Selmalda I Am Rock JW being awarded second in Junior and Yearling respectively. Selmalda Rock Ola Baby JW won her Yearling class and once more the Selmalda Group won the Breeders class and were awarded third place in the Working Breeders Group from Geoff Corish.
One of the first outdoor shows of the campaign and Ken Humphries was our elected judge. Selmalda I Am Rock JW won his Yearling class and older brother Selmalda Stay Free For Teeseedane, aka Dan, topped a strong Limit class. In the challenge Ken awarded Dan his first CC, seen left with a jubilant owner/handler Tina, and Rocco compelting the double collecting the RCC! In bitches Selmalda In The Name Of Love was second in Junior and Selmalda Rock Ola Baby JW was fourth in Yearling. Rocco, Ola, Ares and Daisy won the Breeders class for team Selmalda who then went onto Working Breeders Group 2 under Albert Wight!
Rottweiler enthusiast Leanna Lewis judged the breed and the males did not fair well! Selmalda Im Yours wasfourth in Junior and Selmalda I Am Rock JW was third in Limit. A little better scenario in bitches! Selmalda Dream Baby Dream At Justinian won Puppy whilst litter sister Georgia, Selmalda In The Name Of Love, won Junior. Selmalda Rock Ola Baby JW topped a strong Limit class and Team Selmalda won the Breeders class. Later on in the Group under Dr. Monica Boggia-Black the Selmalda group, including Rocco, Ola, Ralf and Georgia, were awarded Working Breeders Group 1! Yay!
Sue Pollock-Yule judged the males and Selmalda Im Yours was awarded second in Puppy dog whilst Selmalda I Am Rock JW topped an entry of nine to win Junior. With bitches Sheena Booth awarded first in Puppy to our Brindle, Selmalda In The Name Of Love, and a first in Junior for Selmalda Rock Ola Baby JW. Ch. Selmalda She Looks to Me Through Samdice JW was second in Open. Later Georgia was awarded BEST PUPPY IN SHOW! Team Selmalda won the Breeders class.
In bitches Selmalda In The Name Of Love, Georgia, won her Puppy class and Selmalda Rock Ola Baby JW only managed third in Yearling. However in Dogs, with Barrie Croft judging, Selmalda Im Yours topped his Puppy class and Selmalda I Am Rock JW claimed his Yearling class and later the RCC! Team Selmalda won the Breeders class!
Roy Marshall judged Crufts this year and he awarded Selmalda I Am Rock JW first place in a hot Special Junior class. It was great to meet up with all our friends there, including Maibritt and Dorthe from Denmark and Fiona and Marion from Ireland. We had a broad smile as we went to collect our awards for Top Stud Dog 09 and Top Working Puppy 09! Nice one!
We only took bitches to the Northern and pleased to see Judy & Stuart Thurlby with Daisy, Selmalda Dream Baby Dream At Justinian, win the Puppy class. Team Selmalda also won the Breeders class!
What a wonderful day we had at Ragley Hall, Warwickshire at the Dog World/Purina Pro Plan Pup Of The Year Final. Selmalda I Am Rock JW, following his qualification in July 09 at Working Breeds, was the only Dane representative and of course he received loads of attention as we prepared for the judging. Brenda Banbury was the nominated judge and unfortunately for the large breeds the marquee where the dogs were to be examined was rather restrictive. However Rocco did us proud and put his best foot forward! Go Rocco!
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