What an incredible day today at NWPBS. Star of the day was Ryder who won his 8th CC & BOB under breed judge Audrey Farquhar, pictured, and then went on to win WORKING GROUP 1 under Jeff Luscott. An unforgettable day and thank you to both judges and our super friends who stayed with Lesley & I to support us - really appreciated. S. The Journey - 1st Junior Dog. S. Journey To The Line - 2nd Junior Dog. Ch. S. Koochie Ryder J.W. - 1st Open, DCC, BOB, Working Group 1 & RBIS. S. Journey To Melody At Samdice - 2nd Junior Bitch. S. ZiZis Journey - 3rd Junior Bitch. S. Angel Of Harlem J.W. - 2nd Limit Bitch. Ch. S. Love Rescue Me - 2nd Open Bitch. S. The Kiss J.W. - 3rd Open Bitch. A super, super day with John, Mabel, Heather, Candice & John, Jacqui celebrating Peaches crown!
We didnt make it to Windsor albeit John, Heather & Candice were down there with both Hamilton and Essi. Pictured, not the best quality, is a very pleased John with judge Barrie Croft who topped a super Petplan Junior Stakes Class and came away £100 better off. Barries critique 51, Oh what a class, quality stock not even shortlisted. 1. Dysons Selmalda Journey To Melody At Samdice, Fawn Dane Bitch who really appealed to me, pleasing head, lovely neck, shapely and so well balanced, shouts quality and breed type and that free easy strong movement was always going to impress me. At 12 months already on two CCs I am told, her title is a certainty. In the breed classes Ric Beall judged and he awarded Selmalda Journey To The Line 1st Junior Dog. Selmalda Journey To Melody At Samdice 1st Junior Bitch. Lesley and I extend our congratulations to these two super winners.
Up to Blackpool where breed judge, and leading all rounder, Jeff Horswell officiated. Not a great deal with the two Junior boys, but Olly won his Post Graduate class for owners Ronnie Lawton and Jim Sneddon. Essi and ZiZi were first and second in Junior and we were delighted when Jeff awarded the CC to John with Essi, an amazing achievement.
Where does the time go? A Happy 1st Birthday to the Higgins x Ola kids ZiZi, Essi, Ruger and Hamilton. It has been an amazing year and we look forward to many more. Here they all are pictured in Italy at the World Dog Show a couple of weeks ago.
Lesley and I are absolutely delighted with the news coming down from Border Union. Selmalda Love Rescue Me is awarded her 3rd CC and BOB and, subject to KC confirmation, will become our 13th UK Champion, our first Brindle champion. So, so pleased for owner John who has campaigned her all the way and presented her in tip top condition. Congratulations also to Jacqui and Ruger (S. The Journey) who won BPD on the day. Looking forward to catching up with you all for the celebrations.
Home. What an adventure to the World Dog Show in Milan. Lesley and I had a wonderful week away, over 2300 miles round trip, with like minded friends and of course our Danes. To compete at the WDS is an unbelievable experience and the atmosphere and excitement surrounding the Champions Class was the most emotional, exhilarating and memorable experience I have had in over thirty years of exhibiting Great Danes. It is always a pleasure to meet up with and talk Danes with our friends and fellow breeders from around the World and thank you for all your support throughout our visit. Club Show WDS Thursday 11th Judge Amelia Murante. Selmalda Results The Journey Junior Class 2nd EXC (beaten only by BOB) Jacqui Williams Koochie Ryder JW Champions Class 2nd EXC ZiZis Journey Junior Class 1st EXC Journey To Melody At Samdice Junior Class 2nd EXC Heather & John Dyson The Kiss JW Open Class 2nd EXC Angel Of Harlem JW Open Class 2nd EXC Unfortunately Journey To The Line had taken a knock and was not exhibited on the day. World Dog Show Friday 12th Judge Peter Van Montfoort Dogs. Selmalda Results The Journey Junior Class 2nd EXC Jacqui Williams Journey To The Line Junior Class 4th EXC Candice Dyson Koochie Ryder JW Champions Class 2nd EXC World Dog Show Friday 12th Judge Giovanni Staderini Bitches. Selmalda Results Journey To Melody At Samdice Junior Class 3rd EXC Heather & John Dyson ZiZis Journey Junior Class 4th EXC The Kiss JW Open Class 3rd EXC Angel Of Harlem JW Open Class 1st EXC & RCAC So proud that all our Danes were placed on both days and ALL graded EXCELLENT.
Come and get your Our Dogs Annual in Milan. Featuring Selmalda Great Danes on the cover.
The Selmalda team are on our way. Just waiting for the tunnel to leave the UK then we will head off through France to arrive Milano on Monday evening. So excited about the week ahead and exhibiting at the WORLD DOG SHOW 15.
This was to be ZiZis final puppy class and was the only representative in attendance under breed judge Ken Toohey. Delighted with her class win and then she goes and secures her fifth Best Puppy award for the campaign. Go ZiZi.
What an amazing day at Newbury! Finnish judge Unto Timonen judged the breed and he awarded S. ZiZis Journey 1st in puppy Bitch, Best Puppy and the RCC - only 11 months of age. Ch. S. Koochie Ryder J.W. topped open and picked up the RCC, his 18th! S. Angel of Harlem J.W. was 2nd in Limit, S. Journey To Melody At Samdice 2nd in Puppy Bitch, S. Journey To The Line 2nd in Puppy Dog and 4th in a quality Eukanuba/Dog World Puppy Stakes (Harri Lehkonen) and S. Love Rescue Me 3rd in Open Bitch. ZiZi went on to claim Working Puppy Group 1 under John Walton Haddon who later awarded her RBPIS.
How proud are we here at Selmalda. The only two bitches from the Int. Multi Ch. Diplomatics Val Kilmer x Ch. Selmalda Rock Ola Baby JW litter have both qualified for the prestigious Eukanuba Dog World POTY Finals in October. Both now have 1CC each and both have 3xBPIB S at Championship Shows they are only 11 months of age. Such a lovely surprise to see them both together in Dog World this week.
Up to Edinburgh were Stella Clark officiated. S. Journey To The Line was 3rd in Puppy Dog, S. Oh Boy At Thornbrae 3rd in Post Graduate Dog, Ch. S. Koochie Ryder J.W. won Open Dog and the RCC. In bitches S. Journey To Melody At Samdice won Puppy Bitch and the CC! She was Best Puppy and then was shortlisted to the final six in the Working Puppy Group under Ann MacDonald. Back to the breed and S. ZiZis Journey was 2nd in Puppy Bitch whilst S. Angel Of Harlem J.W. and S. The Kiss J.W. won their respective Limit and Open classes before Kiss was awarded her 3rd RCC! What a show!
Whilst we had not entered at the National our good friends John, Heather and Candice Dyson, John Agnew and Jacqui Williams did have their Selmalda representatives with them. Jacqui won Puppy Dog with Selmalda The Journey whilst S. Journey To The Line was 3rd in Puppy Dog. S. Journey To Melody At Samdice won Puppy Bitch and eventually Best Puppy for owners John and Heather and John Agnew with S. Love Rescue Me was 3rd in Limit. John and Essi proved to be the star of the show as they later won Working Puppy Group 1 under Lynn Salt and ALSO topped the Eukanuba/Dog World Puppy Stakes for the day under Stella Clark. Returning on the final day we were over joyed when Stella chose Essi as her overall winner of the Puppy Stakes, from 272 all breed puppies, and now joins her sister ZiZi at the prestigious final in October. What more could we ask of her? Well she only went on to win RBPIS under Robin Newhouse - what a journey, what a star.
At WELKS breed specialist Susan Bishton judged the breed. S. Journey To The Line was 3rd in Puppy Dog whilst S. The Journey was 5th! Ch. S. Koochie Ryder J.W. was 2nd in Open Dog. S. ZiZis Journey topped Puppy Bitch whilst S. Journey To Melody At Samdice was 2nd to her. We were bowled over when Sue awarded ZiZi the BCC and Best Puppy! Amazing! Later that day ZiZi went into the Eukanuba/Dog World Puppy Stakes where Dagmar Kenis-Pordham was our elected judge. She chose ZiZi as her winner on the day. Returning on the Sunday Dagmar only went and awarded ZiZi the overall winners spot from an entry of 293 all breed puppies and she now gains access to the grand final in October. What a super WELKS we had.
Today Lesley & I received the awful news that Nigel and Dawn Marriner had let Ares go over Rainbow Bridge. Just four days short of his ninth birthday the Marriners chose and collected Ares at eight weeks, campaigned him to his title and loved and cared for his every need. Ch. Selmalda Has To Be Of Marridane JW (Ch. Selmalda Romeo JW x Ch. Selmalda Me And My Shadow JW) won 4 CCs, 6 RCCs and was overall winner of the Premier League 07 and Super League 08. They gave him a super home and we cannot thank them enough. God Bless X
It proved to be a very Welsh day in Wales. S. Journey To The Line and S. The Journey were 2nd and 3rd respectively in Puppy Dog and Ch. S. Koochie Ryder J.W. topped Open. S. ZiZis Journey won 1st Puppy Bitch, and BPB, whilst S. Journey to Melody At Samdice was 2nd in Puppy Bitch. S. Angel Of Harlem J.W. was 3rd in Limit whilst S. The Kiss J.W. was 4th in Open. Leanna Lewis was the judge.
At the Scottish Jacqui Williams and S. The Journey won 1st Puppy Dog whilst S. Journey To The Line was 2nd in Puppy Dog. S. Oh Boy At Thornbrae was 2nd in post Graduate whilst Ch. S. Koochie Ryder J.W. was 2nd in Open Dog and later was awarded the RCC. Angela Challenger was the judge. In bitches Roy Marshall officiated and he awarded S. Journey To Melody At Samdice 1st Puppy Bitch and later BEST PUPPY IN SHOW. S. ZiZis Journey was 2nd in Puppy Bitch, S. Angel Of Harlem J.W. topped Limit whilst John Agnews S. Love Rescue Me was 2nd in Limit and S. The Kiss J.W. topped Open.
Selmalda Journey To The Line topped Puppy Dog and was awarded BPD and S. Im Yours J.W. WJW10 topped Special Open Fawn under judge Jacqui Williams. In bitches Janet Alford officiated and awarded S. ZiZis Journey 2nd and S. Journey To Melody At Samdice 3rd in Puppy Bitch. S. Angel Of Harlem J.W. topped Limit whilst litter sister S. Love Rescue Me was 2nd. S. The Kiss J.W. was 2nd in Open Bitch.
Mandy Thomson judged the males and awarded 1st Puppy Dog to S. The Journey 1st in Puppy Dog with litter brother S. Journey To The Line 3rd. S. Im Yours J.W. WJW10 topped Special Open Fawn and Ch. S. Koochie Ryder J.W. won 1st in Open Dog. Dave Robinson judged the bitches and awarded S. ZiZis Journey 1st in puppy Bitch and eventual BEST PUPPY IN SHOW. S. Journey To Melody At Samdice was 3rd in Puppy Bitch, S. Angel Of harlem J.W. won 1st Limit and S. Love Rescue Me was 5th in Limit Bitch.
One of the highlights of the campaign and Jeff Luscott was our appointed judge. Ch. Selmalda Koochie Ryder J.W. was 2nd in Open Dog from a total of 18. S. ZiZis Journey topped Minor Puppy Bitch and later went on to win BEST PUPPY IN BREED. Johns S. Love Rescue Me was 4th in Limit Bitch and S. The Kiss J.W. was 4th in Open Bitch.
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