Selmalda News

Belfast at the double!

2022-09-25

Lesley and I had a lovely weekend in Ireland, staying in a very quaint cottage in Lisburn. At Belfast DSS on Sunday all rounder Tom Johnstone was appointed and awarded Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy 1st in the Open class and ultimately the DCC, his 23rd. In the Open Bitch class our own Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori was the winner with half sister, jointly owned with Fiona Byrne, Ir. Ch. Selmalda After All second. Lori was awarded the BCC, her 10th, with Margot collecting the RCC. Guy was awarded BOB over his litter sister Lori - another super double and a great set of results. Sincere thanks to all for their kind words and support.

Darlington DSS - Such a memorable day!

2022-09-17

Lesley and I attended Darlington with our owner bred Brindle male, Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy. Breed judge Peter King awarded Guy 1st in the Open Dog class, then eventually the CC and ultimately Best Of Breed. He was short listed, down to the last eight, in the Working Group under Moa Persson and won a respectable third place in the Eukanuba Champion Stakes under Liz Cartledge. With this CC Guy becomes the TOP WINNING BRINDLE OF ALL TIME.

Our Dogs - Selmalda Advert

2022-09-13

So pleased with how our ad turned out for the A-Z Dog Breeds feature in this weeks Our Dogs. It looks super spread across two pages.

Richmond CDS

2022-09-10

Lesley and I were delighted that Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy was awarded his 21st CC at Richmond CDS from judge Scott Pearson. Guy always puts in a sterling performance and never lets us down.

Top Dog Top Brood - Latest Standings

2022-08-26

Lesley and I were so proud to see the latest standings in the Top Dog Competition, as published in Our Dogs. Our owner bred Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy is currently Top Great Dane with 29 points (does not include his 4 points secured at WKC last week) and is 4th place in the Working Group. His Dam, Ch. Selmalda ZiZi's Journey J.W., is also currently Top Brood Bitch in the breed following the success this year of both Guy and his sister, Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori. ZiZi was Top Brood Bitch All Breeds in 2021.

Welsh Kennel Club Success

2022-08-19

It was continued success for Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy at WKC. Not the biggest of entries for judge Bill Browne-Cole but proving that you have to be 'in it to win it'! Guy was awarded his 19th CC, and BOB, and put in another sterling performance. Into the Group and what a fabulous Group it was with many excellent examples of their respective breeds. Barrie Croft was the appointed judge and following his first cut of 10 Guy made it through and was placed 3rd. Barrie's critique, 'Brindle male Dane, he had to be a special one to come in 3rd, a breed very close to my heart! A big winner in the breed and I can totally understand why, just looks so correct, fabulous head nothing overdone, classic neck and what you see is what you get and I totally loved what I could see, everything flows and fits, typical Dane movement showing strength coming and going, it helps being shown by one of the breeds top handlers in the breed! Was I impressed? You bet I was.'

HOT Bournemouth!

2022-08-13

Bournemouth Championship Show - Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy - 1st Open Dog, DCC and BEST of BREED! (#18). In the Group Guy secured a very respectable 4th placing amongst some smashing breed winners - (Jr. Cr. Ch. Am. Ch. King Arthur De Casaarabel X Ch. Selmalda ZiZi’s Journey J.W.) A very long day, a super day with friends as we waited for the Group and wonderful support all round. Lesley and I are delighted with the results and are so proud of our Danes and all that achieve. Sincere thanks to breed judge Frank Kane (pictured) and Group judge Keith Baldwin.

Great Dane Festival

2022-08-06

Great Dane Breeders & Owners Association Championship Dog Show - Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy 1st Open Dog, DCC and RBIS/BOS. (#17) (Jr. Cr. Ch. Am. Ch. King Arthur De Casaarabel X Ch. Selmalda ZiZi’s Journey J.W.) Lesley and I had a lovely day, great company and so very, very proud of Guy - he puts in a great performance. Many thanks to judge Helen Laidlaw (pictured) for thinking so highly of Guy.

It was hot at Paignton!

2022-08-05

Paignton Championship Dog Show - Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy - 1st Open Dog, DCC and BEST of BREED! (#16) Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori - 2nd Open Bitch (Jr. Cr. Ch. Am. Ch. King Arthur De Casaarabel X Ch. Selmalda ZiZi’s Journey J.W.) A very long day for Lesley and I however delighted with the results. So proud of our Danes and sincere thanks to judge Jean Pratt (pictured).

Super LEEDS!

2022-07-22

Leeds Championship Dog Show Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy 1st Open Dog, DCC and BEST of BREED! (#15) Eukanuba Champion Stakes 3rd Judge Frank Whyte WORKING Group 2 Judge Richard Kinsey (pictured) Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori 1st Open Bitch (Jr. Cr. Ch. Am. Ch. King Arthur De Casaarabel X Ch. Selmalda ZiZi’s Journey J.W.) Lesley and I are delighted with the wonderful wins with our two Danes today, sincere appreciation for Sigurd Wilberg, leading all rounder, who judged the breed. Congratulations to all the other winners on the day!

East of England Championship Show

2022-07-08

From an entry of 70 Danes Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy wins his 13th CC and BOB from leading all rounder Lee Cox. It was hot day but Guy kept his cool to claim the ultimate award. His full sister, Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori, topped her Open Bitch class and was awarded the RCC. Later Guy was awarded WORKING Group 2 under Bill Browne-Cole, his fourth Group 2 award - he is getting so close! Thank you for all the positive comments on the day and later on social media, Lesley and I are justifiably proud of these kids.

Guy goes BOB at Windsor!

2022-07-02

Windsor Championship Dog Show Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy (Jr. Cr. Ch. Am. Ch. King Arthur De Casaarabel X Ch. Selmalda ZiZi’s Journey J.W.) 1st Open Dog, DCC and BEST of BREED! (#12) Working Group Shortlist What a lovely day Lesley and I had at Windsor today - perfect dog show weather, super size ring and of course Her Majesty keeping a watchful eye on proceedings. Delighted with Guys achievements, he never lets us down and always gives a super performance. Many thanks to breed judge Leah Connolly and group judge Christopher Quantrill. Well done to all the other winners today, thanks to those who stayed behind and supported us - it is greatly appreciated.

NGDC Championship Show

2022-06-26

A wild and windy day for the Northern Great Dane Club and their Championship Show. Sheila Richens judged the males and awarded Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy 1st in Open Dog and later the RCC. Gillian Rose judged the bitches and awarded Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori 2nd in Open Bitch. With the final decisions between both judges Guy was awarded Reserve Best In Show. Delighted with our kids who both performed impeccably, we are justifiably proud. Here is Judge Sheila Richens critique -Very well known winner, and I can understand why. Well marked, dark brindle, with super classic head. Dark eye and melting expression. Strong crested neck with good shoulder placement, and straight bone. Not as wide in front as some, which can effect feet placement, but has excellent spring of rib and depth to chest. Correct topline with hard well angulated rear, and good width across croup, which enabled him to travel around the ring with ease, with a lithe springy action with precision. This dog ,when standing, cannot be ignored. His outline, condition, and presentation is second to none. A worthy champion, and happy to give him RCC today. Well done.

BISS Scottish GDC

2022-06-18

Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy wins 1st Open Dog, DCC and BISS at the Scottish GDC Championship Show under Sally Lewis. From an entry of 68 Danes Guy tops the lot claiming his 11th CC.

Success at Southern Counties CA

2022-06-05

Lesley and I are just home after a fabulous day at Southern Counties CA. Sincere thanks to breed judge Steve Atkinson who awarded; Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy - 1st Open Dog, DCC (#10) and BOB. Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori - 1st Open Bitch and BCC (#9). (Jr. Cr. Ch. Am. Ch. King Arthur De Casaarabel X Ch. Selmalda ZiZi’s Journey J.W.) Guy went on to claim Working Group 3 under Espen Engh. Guy also topped the Eukanuba Champion Stakes (Working/Pastoral) under Kimmo Mustonen and later in the day was awarded Runner Up to the beautiful Fox Terrier.

Guy claims BOB at Bath CS

2022-05-29

Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy claimed his 9th CC at Bath CS under all rounder judge Mark Cocozza. A super win for Guy who also was awarded BOB from an entry of 61. There was no placing in the Group but Lesley and I were delighted with his overall performance, so proud. His full sister, Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori was 2nd in Open Bitch. The SWGDC had their B2B show and Carol Gray awarded Guy 2nd in Open and the RCC. Lori was 4th! A super venue and facilities, a wonderful day.

BEST IN SHOW

2022-04-16

Great Dane Club of Wales Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy (Jr. Cr. Ch. Am. Ch. King Arthur De Casaarabel X Ch. Selmalda ZiZi’s Journey J.W.) 1st Open Dog, DCC and BEST IN SHOW! Lesley & I extend our sincere thanks to judge Maria McGuinness for thinking so highly of Guy. Very well done to all the other winners on the day especially our good friends John, Heather and Candice who won their 3rd CC at the WPBAW Show and, subject to KC confirmation, a new Champion! His Dam, Ch. Selmalda Journey To Melody At Samdice won Best Veteran In Show at the GDCoW Show! A Happy Easter!

Our Dogs Awards Issue 2021 - Cover Star...

2022-03-01

Lesley and I are very proud of our Danes achievements throughout 2021 - Ch. Selmalda ZiZi's Journey J.W. - TOP BROOD BITCH ALL BREEDS Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy - TOP GREAT DANE Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori - TOP GREAT DANE (BITCH) And 4 new Champions gained their title in the UK, 1 International Champion and 1 Irish Champion and as a consequence TOP BREEDER (Great Dane).

Our Dogs Awards Issue 2021 - Here come the girls..

2022-03-01

Our two, beautiful Champion Bitches of 2021 as featured in the aforementioned publication.

Guy goes BEST IN SHOW at Lichfield CS

2022-01-29

**🏆 Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy 🏆 🏆 B E S T I N S H O W 🏆** Lichfield CS 609 Class All Breed Premier Show - over 1500 exhibits! 🔝 Sincere thanks to Breed/Group judge Graham Hill and BIS judge Mark James for appreciating Guys qualities. Lesley and I wish to thank all for their kind comments and staying to cheer Guy on!