Selmalda News

Ruger

2024-07-10

Goodnight Ruger. Yesterday we said our final goodbyes. Ch. Selmalda The Journey J.W. (Int. Ch. Multi Ch. Diplomatics Val Kilmer x Ch. Selmalda Rock Ola Baby J.W.) 23/06/14 - 10/07/24 Our heartfelt condolences to Jacqui with whom he lived with, equally Lesley and I will miss the Big Man enormously. It never gets any easier.

Boston CDS Success!

2024-07-07

Boston DCS Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy 1st Open Dog, CC & BOB (Jr. Cr. Ch. Am. Ch. King Arthur De Casaarabel X Ch. Selmalda ZiZi’s Journey J.W.) Another wonderful day for Lesley and I with Guy winning his 57th CC & BOB and thank judge Jeff Luscott for appreciating his qualities.

East of England GDC - CC #58!

2024-07-07

Back-To-Back with Boston DCS was the EEGDC where Alan Cutter Sr was our appointed judge. Again, Lesley and I pass on sincere thanks for yet another wonderful award - #58! Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy 1st Open Dog, CC & BOS/RBIS (Jr. Cr. Ch. Am. Ch. King Arthur De Casaarabel X Ch. Selmalda ZiZi’s Journey J.W.)

Royal Windsor Success.

2024-06-27

Windsor Championship Dog Show Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy 1st Open Dog, CC #56 Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori\r\n2nd Open Bitch, RBCC. (Jr. Cr. Ch. Am. Ch. King Arthur De Casaarabel X Ch. Selmalda ZiZi’s Journey J.W.) Lesley and I extend our sincere thanks to breed judge Carol Nightingale-Gray for appreciating both Guy & Lori and awarding them top honours. And once more many thanks to Tammy for the photo! Well done to all the other winners on the day!

New Breed Record Holder Advertisement - Our Dogs

2024-06-25

Lesley and I are delighted with the advert captured and designed by Anna Szabo and as featured as a double page spread in this weeks Our Dogs. Taken on The Long Walk, Windsor we feel this image reflects Guy in his entirety confirming as the Breeds New Record Holder! YAY!

Blackpool CDS Back-To-Back with Northern GDC

2024-06-23

Blackpool Championship Dog Show Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy 1st Open Dog, CC #55 Northern Great Dane Club Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori 2nd Open Bitch, RBCC RBIS (Jr. Cr. Ch. Am. Ch. King Arthur De Casaarabel X Ch. Selmalda ZiZi’s Journey J.W.) Lesley and I extend our sincere thanks to breed judge Marilyn Worsley for appreciating Guy & Ann Bell for thinking so highly of Lori. And once more many thanks to Tammy for the photo! Well done to all the other winners on the day!

Happy Double Digit Day

2024-06-23

Wishing the ‘Journey’ litter a Happy 10th Birthday, How proud are Lesley & I of these kids - Ch. Selmalda ZiZi’s Journey J.W. Ch. Selmalda The Journey J.W. And remembering those who have passed - Ch. Selmalda Journey To Melody At Samdice Selmalda Journey To The Line (Int. Multi. Ch. Diplomatics Val Kilmer x Ch. Selmalda Rock Ola Baby J.W.) They continue their good looks and quality through their multiple Champion offspring. Enjoy your day! X

The New BREED RECORD HOLDER

2024-06-15

NEW BREED RECORD HOLDER Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy (Jr. Cr. Ch. Am. Ch. King Arthur De Casaarabel X Ch. Selmalda ZiZi’s Journey J.W.) Was awarded his 54th CC at Border Union AS! Lesley & I are blown away with this achievement, the support, congratulations and well wishes. Totally overwhelming! To all the judges who have and continue to appreciate our Great Danes we thank you all. To our fellow breeders who strive for betterment and allow us to utilise their stud dogs - sincere appreciation!

Oh Lori - tops Southern Counties.

2024-06-02

Southern Counties Canine Association Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori (#19) 1st Open Bitch, BCC & BOB Working Group Shortlist (last seven) (Jr. Cr. Ch. Am. Ch. King Arthur De Casaarabel X Ch. Selmalda ZiZi’s Journey J.W.) Lesley and I thank breed judge Philip John for this win! Also, to Dr. Annukka Paloheimo (Finland), Working Group judge, who shortlisted Lori to the final 7 in another quality Group. As always thanks Tammy for the photo (& liver!). Well done to all the other winners on the day! Judge, Philip Johns critique - Best of Breed and Bitch CC went to 5942 - Ch Selmalda Oh Lori (AI) (owned by Ms L & Mr A Chappell) She had a classic head and noble expression, good reach of neck. Excelled in bone and substance, adequate layback of shoulders, deep and roomy chest with good spring of rib, well-formed croup and tail set. Powerful hindquarters and good bend of stifle. She was well-balanced. To be critical I would have liked a freer movement. She had to be cajoled but the handler did well in taking her around. Was happy to see her shortlisted by Annukka Paloheimo in the Group - Annukka said, The Great Dane with aristocratic head and neck and most lovely shape.

Their 9th CC Double!

2024-05-24

Bath Canine Society Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy 1st Open Dog, CC & BOB Working Group Shortlist (last eight) Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori 1st Open Bitch & BCC (Jr. Cr. Ch. Am. Ch. King Arthur De Casaarabel X Ch. Selmalda ZiZi’s Journey J.W.). Their 9th CC Double! Lesley and I extend our sincere thanks to breed judge Penny Sands for appreciating both Guy & Lori from an entry of 65 Danes. Also, to Marion Sargent, Working Group judge, who shortlisted Guy to the final 8 in another quality Group. What a day!

A cold day at WELKS

2024-04-27

West of England Ladies Kennel Association Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy 1st Open Dog, CC & BOB Working Group Shortlist (Jr. Cr. Ch. Am. Ch. King Arthur De Casaarabel X Ch. Selmalda ZiZi’s Journey J.W.) Another great day for Lesley and I with Guy winning his second consecutive BOB and thank judge Mandy Thomson for appreciating his qualities. Guy was shortlisted to the final 8 in a super Working Group thanks to judge, Debbie Stansbury. And again Tammy showing off her photography skills! Well done to all the other winners on the day, what a cold day it was!

A long day at Working Pastoral Breeds Association

2024-04-20

Working & Pastoral Breeds Association of Wales Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy 1st Open Dog, CC & BOB Working Group Shortlist (Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori 1st Open Bitch & RCC (Jr. Cr. Ch. Am. Ch. King Arthur De Casaarabel X Ch. Selmalda ZiZi’s Journey J.W.) Lesley and I extend sincere thanks to breed judge Richard Kinsey for appreciating both Guy & Lori from an entry of 54 Danes. Also, to Glynn Payne, Working Group judge, who shortlisted Guy to the final 8 in another quality Group. And Tammy for capturing the photo! Well done to all the other winners on the day!

Top Top Top - 2023

2024-04-01

Lesley & I are delighted to finally receive all of our commemorative rosettes celebrating the achievements of our Danes throughout 2023.

TOP Our Dogs Awards Supplement

2024-02-22

We are delighted with our achievements throughout 2023 and the resulting advertisement in this weeks Our Dogs Awards Supplement. A huge thank you to the judges who have appreciated and rewarded our Danes with top, top honours and to all our friends for allowing us to utilise their breeding, for the support and congratulations on all that we achieve - Thank You!

SWGDC Top 12 Success

2024-01-27

SWGDC 41st League Finals Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy OVERALL SUPER LEAGUE SUPREME WINNER Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori #3 SUPER LEAGUE (Jr. Cr. Ch. Am. Ch. King Arthur De Casaarabel X Ch. Selmalda ZiZi’s Journey J.W.) Lesley & I would like to thank appointed judge Nickie Mackie (Hawksflight) for recognising our Danes and to the many 'congratulations' from fellow Daneites throughout the weekend. Also, many congratulations to those who qualified and were placed during the event. To Carol and the South Western 'Team' - Thank You, a wonderful weekend! Top 12 judge Nicky Mackie's critique - Super League Dogs L & A Chappell's Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy. Imposing muscular but elegant Brindle male, he has a classic head of equal breadth throughout, masculine with strength but not overdone in any way, defined chiselling and well filled under the eye, excellent dark well set oval eyes with an excellent expression, excellent ear set, medium neck with enough reach, set into excellent muscular well sloped shoulders and elbows well under his body, excellent depth of brisket and forechest, defined underline, good withers and firm topline, he has excellent flat bone of substance, stands parallel all round, tight feet, he has a fabulous sweep of stifle and good second thigh, on the move his construction comes together and even in the smaller ring and carpet he moved with a light powerful movement. He stands with an air about him that cannot be denied, they describe the Dane to have a 'look of dash and dare' which he has in abundance. Beautiful Dane. Pleased to award him Super League Supreme Winner.

Top Breeder - 2023 Final Standings

2024-01-09

🏆🥇And the final results are in! 🥇🏆 For the second consecutive year Lesley & I are the Our Dogs/Arden Grange TOP BREEDERS in the WORKING GROUP! Proud doesn't come close and would like to thank everyone that helped us achieve this accolade.

Top Dog 2023 - Final Standings

2024-01-05

We were delighted that for the third consecutive year Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy is confirmed as Top Great Dane! As you can see, in such a quality Working Group, he was fifth overall! Thanks to all who have appreciated him.

Ladies Kennel Association

2023-12-09

Ladies Kennel Association Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy 1st Open Dog & CC (#50!). Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori 2nd Open B*tch. (Jr. Cr. Ch. Am. Ch. King Arthur De Casaarabel X Ch. Selmalda ZiZi’s Journey J.W.) Lesley and I express sincere thanks to breed judge Gary Hooker not only for this milestone CC but also the lovely comments about our Danes - thank you. Many congratulations to all the other winners on the day especially our dear friends John, Heather & Candice with their BOB! So, so sorry we couldn't stay for the Group. And of course Tammy for capturing the photo, what would we do without you! That's a wrap for the 2023 campaign! And relax. Judge Gary Hookers critique - Class 1683 OD (6 Entries) Abs: 0 1st: 5454 CHAPPELL, Ms & Mr Lesley & Adam Ch Selmalda Jealous Guy(AI) Beautifully marked brindle, shown in excellent condition. I have given this dog the reserve cc when he was just into junior and knew he was going to be something very special - he’s been at the top of his game ever since. Powerful and well-muscled all through, excellent head shape, a better croup would complete the picture. He moved out well as always, powerful and strong - I believe this was his 50th cc - huge congratulations, an amazing achievement. Handled expertly as always.

Back 2 Back BEST IN SHOW Awards

2023-11-26

At The Great Dane Club & Great Dane Breeders & Owners Association Open Shows it was Back 2 Back BEST IN SHOWs for 🏆🏆🏆 Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori 🏆🏆🏆 (Jr. Cr. Ch. Am. Ch. King Arthur De Casaarabel X Ch. Selmalda ZiZi’s Journey J.W.) Lesley and I over the moon! Well done to all the other winners on the day and also to two of our most senior Clubs for their hard work and generous gifts.

BEST IN SHOW 1 - Oh Lori!

2023-11-26

From an entry of 63 Danes judge Tom Mather chose Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori as his overall Best In Show at The Great Dane Clubs 140th Anniversary Open Show. Judge Tom Mathers critique - Open 1st Chappells Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori. Best In Show. Fawn. Strongly made, majestic and elegant with really good muscle tone. Lovely head of good length and strength. Excellent forehand. Stands naturally with legs set well under body. Good depth of brisket with some cut up and strong loin. Well angulated and moved out well with some drive from her good quarters.