Selmalda News

Euro Dog Show (Kortrijk, Belgium)


Another trip through the Tunnel along with the Dysons and our Selmalda Im Yours JW WJW10. He topped his Open class under leading Terrier judge Grethe Bergendahl from Norway and then went onto claim the CAC & CACIB. Our own Selmalda In The Name Of Love, Brindle, won the Open class and the RCAC with Ch. Selmalda Rock Ola Baby JW winning her Champions class, the CAC, CACIB & BOB!

Richmond DS


Breed Specialist Matti Pakarinen was the judge and awarded Selmalda I Am Rock JW 2nd place in Open Dog, Selmalda In The Name Of Love was 4th in Limit with Ch Selmalda Rock Ola Baby JW was 2nd in Open Bitch. The trio combined won the Breeders class.

Welsh Kennel Club


Michael Quinney judged the breed and awarded Selmalda I Am Rock JW his TENTH RCC after topping Open Dog. Selmalda Dream Baby Dream At Justinian won Post Graduate bitch for owners Judy and Stuart Thurlby and the Selmalda Team, comprising of Rocco, Ola, Ralf and Georgia, won the Breeders class.

The Great Dane Club


Rosemary Steiner (D) and Candice Dyson (B) judged at this lovely show where Judy and Stuart Thurlbys Fawn topped the Post Graduate class.

Pennine GDC


At this wonderful Club show well respected Hound Specialist Dagmar Kenis-Pordham and first timer Dave Hindle awarded Top Honours in the Breeders Class to the Selmalda Team of four, consisting of the Fawn males Rocco and Ralf, Fawn Bitch Ola and Brindle Bitch Georgia.

National Working And Pastoral Breeds


The Selmalda Team trio of Rocco, Ralf and Ola won the Breeders class from judge Trevor Jones.

East of England AS


We were delighted with our days achievements under Clive Lunt at Peterborough. Selmalda Im Youes JW WJW10 topped his Limit class whilst Selmalda I Am Rock JW and Selmalda Stay Free For Teeseedane were second and third respectively in Open dog. In bitches Selmalda Glory Days won Post Graduate, Selmalda In The Name Of Love won Limit and Ch. Selmalda Rock Ola Baby JW won Open! The Selmalda Team of Spring, Ralf and Rocco won the Breeders Class.

Blackpool CS


A scorching hot day at Blackppol where leading all rounder Meg Purnell-Carpenter judged the breed for the first time. The judge obviously didnt appreciate our Junior World Winner Ralf who was fifth in Limit however things improved as Rocco picked up second in Open. In the bitches Spring was fourth and Georgia was not placed! The star of the day was Ola who topped Open and then her third and Champion qualifying CC. The Selmalda Team won the Breeders class and then topped the Breeders Group under Gordon Rual. The real gem, CHAMPION Selmalda Rock Ola Baby JW!

Border Union


Up in Scotland at Border Union Selmalda I Am Rock JW tops the strong Open dog class and is awarded his 2nd CC. A great achievement as his son wins the RCC. In the bitches our Brindle girl Selmalda Glory Days wins a huge Post Graduate class and Selmalda Rock Ola Baby JW was 2nd in Open. A great day all round and many thanks to judge Tegwyn Jones.



WELKS was on Royal Wedding Day! Ann Bell judged the breed and placed Ralf fifth in his first Limit class and Rocco was third in Open. In the bitches Georgia was placed second in Limit and Ola second in Open. Then to our delight Georgia (picture here by Preveli) was called in and presented with the RCC - EXCELLENT! Once more the Selmalda team won the Breeders class.

Dane Of The Year


A delighted Marian Hayes rang to tell us that Marco, aka Selmalda Adagio For Marpetra, had won Best Brindle and DANE OF THE YEAR in Ireland under the well respected judge Neil O Sullivan. Great Result Marco!

Scottish GDC


Janet Barkas had travelled all the way over from New Zealand to judge both sexes. Ralf was second in his final Yearling class and Rocco claimed the same award in his Open class before claiming his NINTH RCC! Georgia was third in her Yearling class, Ola was third in Limit and Spring won the Special Open Brindle class. The Selmalda team won the Breeders class.

South Western GDC


We only had males at the SW where Finnish Specialist Auli Vitikainen of Dogiwogin fame judged. She awarded a 2nd in Yearling to Ralf, aka Selmalda Im Yours JW WJW10, and beaten by the eventual CC winner. Selmalda I Am Rock JW topped the Open class and the Selmalda team won the Breeders class.

Great Dane Breeders & Owners Association


In our opinion the star of the show was Ralf, aka WJW10 Selmalda Im Yours JW. This dog is maturing exactly how we anticipated and today he topped two strong classes, his Yearling class under Debbie Butcher and the Open Dog class under Helen Seddon in the Nellie Ennals Special Awards Event. Ralf was also shortlisted down to the last five Danes for the CC! Selmalda I Am Rock JW won his eighth RCC and Lola, Ch. Selmalda She Looks To Me Through Samdice JW, won the Special Open Fawn class. Collectively the trio won the Breeders class. Thanks to all owners who condition and present our Danes so professionally. We are delighted with the two Rocco litters for Lomondane and Arondyke who are doing so well for their respective owners, today they won Best Puppy Dog and Best Puppy Bitch, naturally Best Puppy In Show!

New Star For The Corrie Cobbles (Our Dogs)


For many years, Corrie star Chesneys pet dog has been a Great Dane called Schmeichel. Over the years, different dogs have played the part, and now new Great Dane is set to dazzle the set, none other than John, Heather and Candice Dysons Ch Selmalda She Looks To Me Through Samdice JW. Lola has already been to a few sets of filming for Britains top soap, and one of her first scenes was to accept a piece of butter on toast from Chesney at the breakfast table. Owner John told Our Dogs: Although Lola doesnt take food from the table at home this was something she rather enjoyed albeit it took five takes to allow the actors to get their lines right! She enjoyed her five pieces of toast! The actor Sean Tully, real name Antony Cotton, rather fell in love with Lola onset! Lola is so calm and loves all the attention and we are delighted that she has been chosen to step in at Coronation Street whilst a new dog is currently in training. Born in July 2006 and bred by Lesley and Adam Chappell, Lola has won three CCs, five RCCs and Top 12 Super League Winner overall in 2008 under Mike Gadsby.



We were delighted that Selmalda Rock Ola Baby JW won her Limit class and claimed the RCC from leading all rounder Robin Searle. What a day!



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!

Northern GDC Championship Show


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!

Boston & DCS


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!

2010 Year End


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.