Selmalda News

Scottish Kennel Club


It was an early start for us as we headed to Edinburgh where Jean Christie was officiating. A satisfying day with Ch. S. Koochie Ryder J.W. topping his Yearling class and S. Angel Of Harlem J.W. and S. The Kiss J.W. being awarded 2nd in their respective Junior and Yearling classes.

Banbury & DCA - Junior Warrant


Lesley & I took S. Angel Of Harlem over to Coventry where Helen Seddon officiated. Harlem duly won her Junior class and went on to win Best Of Breed. This now means, subject to KC confirmation, that Harlem has now achieved her Junior Warrant!

Top Dog 2014 Current Leaders - Dog World


At the quarter stage of the 2014 we are delighted that Ch. Selmalda Koochie Ryder J.W. is TOP DANE.

WELKS Championship Show - Group 2 Video


Here is Ch. S. Koochie Ryder J.W. claiming Group 2 at WELKS -

WELKS Championship Show


WHAT A DAY! At WELKS Keith Archer officiated and he awarded the DCC & BOB to Ch. S. Koochie Ryder J.W., he later went on to claim Working Group 2 in a hotly contested group under Luis Pinto Teixeira. S. Angel Of Harlem was second in her Junior class whilst S. The Kiss J.W. won Yearling and John Agnews S. Love Rescue Me won Post Graduate. In the challenge John and Peach were awarded the CC and The Kiss claimed the RCC. Amazing.

Working & Pastoral Breeds Association Of Wales


First timer Tom Johnstone was centre ring and he awarded S. Koochie Ryder J.W. top spot in his first Limit class. In the challenge he found Ryder to be his Best Male and awarded him his third and CHAMPION qualifying CC. In bitches S. Angel Of Harlem won Junior, S. Love Rescue Me capably presented by owner John Agnew won Post Graduate and S. The Kiss J.W. topped her first Limit class. What a day and a new CHAMPION to boot.

Eastwood KA Open Show


We nipped over to Newark where Paul Harding was judging the breed. He awarded S. Angel Of Harlem second in her Junior class whilst S. Koochie Ryder J.W. topped Open and went B.O.B. In the Group Vic Salt awarded Ryder Group 2!

Scottish GDC Championship Show


At Lanarkshire Marie Duckworth awarded Ronnie Lawton & Jim Sneddons Brindle S. Oh Boy At Thornbrae first in Junior Dog whilst our own S. Koochie Ryder J.W. once again topped Yearling. Not so good with the two bitches where first time judge Paula Jacobs awarded S. Angel Of Harlem fourth in Junior and S. The Kiss J.W. third in yearling!

South Western GDC Championship Show


Down to Weston-Super-Mare where Pat Townend judged the males. She placed S. Koochie Ryder J.W. first in his Yearling class. In bitches Jeanette Park awarded S. Angel Of Harlem second in Junior whilst S. The Kiss J.W. duly topped her yearling class.

Great Dane Breeders & Owners Association Champions


Glyn Payne judged the males and he awarded first to S. Koochie Ryder J.W. in his Yearling class. Once more he was shortlisted to the final four for the CC and was eventually awarded the RCC. In bitches Sara Pepper placed S. Angel Of Harlem third in Junior whilst S. The Kiss J.W. topped yearling.



A highlight of the year for many and this year we had entered three for judge Matti Pakarinen to assess. He awarded S. Koochie Ryder J.W. first in his Yearling class and not to be out done S. Angel Of Harlem topped her Junior class. S. The Kiss J.W. was third in her Yearling class.

Northern GDC Championship Show


In the dog ring we had S. Koochie Ryder J.W. entered under Steve Wareing and he duly awarded him first place in his Yearling class. Later in the challenge he was shortlisted to the final four for the CC. In bitches Judith Middleton was judging and she awarded both S. Angel Of Harlem and S. The Kiss J.W. both seconds in their respective Junior and Yearling classes.

Purina Pro Plan Dog World Pup Of The Year FINAL


One of the 32 qualifying puppies at Crewe Hall, Cheshire was our very own S. Angel Of Harlem. Qualifying in July at the Working & Pastoral Breeds Championship Show under Val Foss we were justifiably proud of Harlems turn out amongst the countries elite. Clare Coxall was the appointed judge on the day but did not consider Harlem any further despite Harlems best effort.

M&WEGDC Colour Format


Jon Crossley judged the Fawn & Brindle and duly awarded S. Koochie Ryder J.W. 1st in Yearling and Reserve best Dog. His sister S. The Kiss J.W. won her Yearling class whilst S. Angel Of Harlem was 2nd in Junior.

Lichfield CS - BEST IN SHOW


We attended Lichfield CS All breed Open Show with our young Fawn male Ryder. There were 352 classes and over 975 exhibits entered. Ray Sutton duly awarded Ryder 1st in Junior and BOB. Well respected breeder and judge tan Nagrecha judged the Working Group and awarded Ryder the Number 1 spot. Leading All Rounder Frank Kane selected Ryder for his eventual BEST IN SHOW from the seven group winners. Absolutely delighted.

Manchester CS Championship Show


No CCs at Manchester but a wonderful entry for breed judge Maria McGuinness. She awarded her Best Dog to our own Junior winning Fawn Selmalda Koochie Ryder JW. S. Angel Of Harlem topped her Junior class and S. The Kiss J.W. won her Post Graduate class. Kiss was awarded Best Bitch and competed and conquered her litter brother for BOB. Into the Group and over the moon to be shortlisted to the final eight in a hotly contested group under respected judge Philip Greenway. Great start to 2014 for the Selmalda kids.

2013 Year Review


Well what a year to remember it was for the Selmalda Team. This year saw debuts for our own three youngsters, S. Koochie Ryder, S. The Kiss and S. Angel Of Harlem as well some of their litter mates. An unbelievable year as Ryder concludes the year as Top Puppy (with 8 awards), 2 CCs and 6 RCCs, Kiss wins 2 BPs and 1 RCC whilst Harlem gave Ryder a run for his money with 7 BPs, 1 RCC and qualifies for the prestigious POTY competition. Many thanks to everyone for their continues support and appreciation, it really has been an exceptional campaign that we have all thoroughly enjoyed.

Pro Plan Dog World POTY Competition


Lesley and I are so excited about competing with Harlem at this most prestigious event. Cannot wait for February to arrive.



At LKA Albert Wight judged the breed and S. Koochie Ryder JW won his Junior Dog class. John Agnews Brindle bitch, S. Love Rescue Me was 2nd in her Junior class. Unfortunately Harlem and Kiss were not there for the final show of the campaign.

M&WEGDC Championship Show


Patricia Lowe (NZ) judged the males and awarded S. Koochie Ryder J.W. 1st in his Junior Dog class. Delighted that Olly, Selmalda Oh Boy At Thornbrae, Brindle and only four days out of the Puppy class, took 2nd place for owners Ronnie Lawton and Jim Sneddon. Rory Lowe (NZ) officiated in the bitch ring and he also loved the Brindle with S. Love Resuce Me, litter sister to Olly, claim 1st in Junior for owner John Agnew. Unfortunately both Harlem (in season) and Kiss (not entered) could not be there. Good work today.