Selmalda News

BEST IN SHOW 2 - Oh Lori!

2023-11-26

At The Great Dane Breeders & Owners Association Open Show judge Neil Morgan awarded Best In Show to Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori.

Top TOP WORKING Breeder!

2023-11-08

In this weeks edition of Our Dogs the latest standing in the Arden Grange Top Breeder awards are listed. Lesley and I are delighted to see that we are Top Breeder within the Working Group! We are thrilled and honoured to find ourselves here at this late stage in the show calendar year, so proud of our Great Danes.

Midland Counties with the Double!

2023-10-29

Midland Counties CS - Another incredible day with their 7th 'Double'! Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori 1st Open Bitch, CC (#17) & BOB - WORKING GROUP Shortlist (7) from Bill Browne-Cole Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy 1st Open Dog, CC (#49) (Jr. Cr. Ch. Am. Ch. King Arthur De Casaarabel X Ch. Selmalda ZiZi’s Journey J.W.) Lesley and I were bowled over with another super day! Special thanks to breed judge David Simpson for appreciating both Lori and Guy. Many thanks to Candice for stepping in with Lori, to Tammy for capturing the photo and for all the congratulations on this special day as well as those who stayed to support in the Group. Well done to all other winners on the day.

Our Dogs Arden Grange TOP DOG Competition

2023-10-24

The Working Group is full of quality this year so Lesley and I are naturally delighted to see Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy right up there with the cream.

South Wales KA!

2023-10-15

What an amazing day in Wales! South Wales Kennel Association Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy 1st Open Dog, CC & BOB (#47) Working Group 2 Margaret Wildman (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 Lee Reynolds for appreciating Guy from an entry of 65 Danes. Also, to Margaret Wildman, Working Group judge, who awarded Guy a smashing Group 2 in such another quality Group. Lesley and I extend special thanks to Working Group judge Margaret Wildman for this special Group placing and wonderful critique - 'Group 2 was awarded to the Brindle Great Dane, Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy, with a super sharp profile outline, fabulous headpiece and that characteristic look of Dash & Dare that we like to see. This boy just oozed quality with his classic head piece and wonderful form. I liked his clean cheeks, neat high set ears and expressive dark eyes. He had a beautiful long neck that was clean, nicely arched and let into shoulders that were muscular and sloping back at the correct angle; his body was shapely and well covered and I liked his big flat bone and tight cat like feet. This boy had bags of attitude and he was shown and handled to advantage. He moved around the ring with a sure-footed easy action whilst retaining his topline on the go.'

GDC Of Wales - BEST!

2023-10-15

What an amazing day in Wales! Great Dane Club of Wales Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy 1st Open Dog, CC & BIS (#48) Many thanks to judge Pat Townend for this super accolade. Judge Pat Townends critique - Open (4) 1. Chappells Ch Selmalda Jealous Guy (AI) I really like this brindle boy he combines size substance and elegance, lovely headpeace dark eye and soft expression,so well made throughout and moved with ease a worthy ambassador of the breed DCC and BIS.

TOP BREEDER 3/4 Stage

2023-10-03

After concluding 2022 as Top Breeder in the WORKING Group it is safe to say that Lesley and I are more than happy with our standing at the 3/4 stage for 2023!

SKC

2023-09-29

Scottish Kennel Club Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy 1st Open Dog, CC (#46) & BOB WORKING GROUP Shortlist (7) from Barrie Croft Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori 2nd Open Bitch, RCC (Jr. Cr. Ch. Am. Ch. King Arthur De Casaarabel X Ch. Selmalda ZiZi’s Journey J.W.) Lesley and I have had another super, long, day at SKC today. Sincere thanks to breed judge Paul Harding for his appreciation of our Danes and also his very complimentary comments following completion of judging. Thanks to all for the congratulations and well done to all other winners. Judge Paul Hardings critique - OD 1st Chappell's Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy. Three years old powerful male full of breed type, masculine head and expression, correct ears, dark eye with skull and muzzle strength, correct bite and dentition, well muscled neck with good reach, shoulders well laid, super front and depth of brisket, well off for bone and rib, excellent topline with bang on tailset, perfect rear angulations, well muscled and showed on the move holding topline in side gait and keeping his balance at all times. CC & BOB. Judge Paul Hardings critique - OB 2nd Chappell's Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori. Three years old oozing breed type, pushed one all the way, feminine head and expression, excellent ears, dark eye with excellent skull to muzzle ratio, correct bite and dentition, excellent reach of neck with well laid shoulders, excellent front, well off for bone and rib, excellent topline and rear angulations, moved out with purpose, covering the ground well. RCC.

Belfast DSS - 45!

2023-09-24

Lesley and I were over to the Eikon Centre where Belfast DSS had appointed Sharon Pinkerton to judge the breed. Our owner bred Brindle male, Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy won his Open Dog class and was awarded his 45th CC! It was great to see both Fiona and Andy and of course their beautiful dogs, Margot and Jeff. Int. & Ir. Ch. Selmalda After All At Sundasac, owned jointly between us, was awarded 3rd place in Open Bitch! A long journey for us!

Darlington Doubles

2023-09-17

Darlington DSS Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy 1st Open Dog, CC (#44) & BOB WORKING GROUP Shortlist from Keith Nathan Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori 1st Open Bitch, CC (#16) & BOS (Jr. Cr. Ch. Am. Ch. King Arthur De Casaarabel X Ch. Selmalda ZiZi’s Journey J.W.) Lesley and I had an amazing day at Darlington where judge, insert picture, Christina Chapman awarded Guy & Lori their 6th 'double' from an entry of 54 Danes. Many thanks to Candice for stepping in with Lori, to Tammy for capturing the photo and for all the congratulations on this special day. Judge Christina Chapman's critiques; OD (4) 1st Chappell's Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy, 3yr almost mature dog with very good head and muzzle, good eyes, well set ears, strong neck and great topline with good shoulders, strong loin and muscled thighs. On the move uses his hocks well and the ground so easily had to have the CC & BOB. OB (2) 1st Chappell's Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori, super bitch, good head, eye and muzzle, overall looks powerful yet feminine. Well balanced, good bone, nice chest and very good feet. Moved with drive and reach and looked so easy from all directions. CC and pushed hard for BOB.

Richmond GCDS Success

2023-09-10

Richmond GCDS Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy 1st Open Dog, RCC Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori 1st Open Bitch, CC (#15) & BOS (Jr. Cr. Ch. Am. Ch. King Arthur De Casaarabel X Ch. Selmalda ZiZi’s Journey J.W.) Our sincere thanks to first timer Allyson King for appreciating our Danes and awarding as she did. Extremely proud of them both and their performance in the heat, it was overpowering for a dog show! Judge Allyson King's critique - Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori, 3 years Fawn litter mate to RDCC. Impressive shape on the stand. Rich deep Fawn with good mask. Lovely balance to skull and muzzle ratios. Strength of muzzle and good depth with set square dentition and well fitting flews. Lovely reach of neck into well laid shoulders deep brisket and width to chest. Stands on straight front legs underneath her body with good elbow fit, firm pasterns and shape to feet. Firm top line and loins with nice bend to stifles and low set hocks, croup give lovely tail set and carriage. Moved out well here showing a positive ground covering action keeping her shape and elegance. BCC.

Halfway Results - TOP BREEDER

2023-09-08

Lesley and I are naturally delighted with the 'Halfway' results in the Arden Grange Top Breeder Competition.

City of Birmingham

2023-08-31

City Of Birmingham CA Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy 1st Open Dog, CC (#43) & BOB WORKING GROUP 3 (Jr. Cr. Ch. Am. Ch. King Arthur De Casaarabel X Ch. Selmalda ZiZi’s Journey J.W.) Lesley and I would like to thank breed judge Liz Dunhill for appreciating Guy and Stuart J Mallard for the WORKING Group 3. Absolutely delighted! Great to see Guys son, Nia's Goldania's King Of Drago, win Best Puppy In Breed.

Halfway Results - TOP DOG

2023-08-25

Lesley and I are delighted that Guy continues to top the leader board for the breed at the halfway stage. He was Top Dane in 2021, Top Dane and TOP WORKING in 2022 and is heading in the right direction for 2023!

Welsh Kennel Club

2023-08-17

Welsh Kennel Club Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy 1st Open Dog, CC (#42) & BOB (Jr. Cr. Ch. Am. Ch. King Arthur De Casaarabel X Ch. Selmalda ZiZi’s Journey J.W.) Lesley and I would like to thank breed judge Rony Doedijns for appreciating Guy and Sigurd Wilberg for the Group Shortlist. Congratulations to all the other winners on the day. Judge Rony Doedijns critique OD (5,0) 1. Chappell's Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy. Nice type, very nice in silhouette, nice in head and proportions, correct in top and underline, very easy mover. DCC & BOB.

A long day at Bournemouth!

2023-08-13

Bournemouth CA Championship Show Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori 1st Open Bitch, CC (#14) & BOB (Jr. Cr. Ch. Am. Ch. King Arthur De Casaarabel X Ch. Selmalda ZiZi’s Journey J.W.) Following on from her BIS last weekend at the parent club, The Great Dane Club (beating over 110 other exhibits) today she was awarded the CC & BOB from an entry of 20! Sincere thanks and appreciation to our breed judge Jeff Horswell who clearly recognised her qualities. In the Working Group, incidentally from 399 Working Dogs entered, she was awarded Group 4 from Tim Ball. Lesley and I are so, so proud of her performance, never put a foot wrong and thank you to those who stayed behind and supported, greatly appreciated. Many congratulations to all the other winners including Jill with her #1st CC and Tammy who picked up a few special wins as well today.

The Great Dane Club's 140th Anniversary Show

2023-08-06

The Great Dane Club's 140th Anniversary Championship Show Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori 1st Open Bitch, CC (#13) & BEST IN SHOW (Jr. Cr. Ch. Am. Ch. King Arthur De Casaarabel X Ch. Selmalda ZiZi’s Journey J.W.) What a marathon three days! The culmination being today where, from an of over 110 Great Danes, Lori topped the lot! Lesley and I express sincere thanks to judge Jill Cranfield for this honour - Lori was BIS here back in 2021 and at the 110th Anniversary (back in 1993!) we went BIS with Ch. Selmalda Rainbow Warrior! Many congratulations to all the other winners over the past few days, we've enjoyed our time with you all. Judge Jill Cranfield’s critique Open - 1st Ms L & Mr A Chappell’s Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori (AI). Wow. This girl had everything I was looking for and more to spare, she didn’t stop showing from the second she walked in the ring and had a real dash & dare about her, quite a strong bitch but still feminine, excellent length of fore face which matched her back skull, well set ears which she uses all the time keeping her looking alert, as soon as her owner lifts his hand her neck grows even longer, excellent angles for and aft, good deep spring of rib and excellent chest. Her tail never stopped wagging wanting to please her handler. The power, reach and drive she had going around the ring was a wonderful sight, I was very happy to award her the CC and with the Referees decision Best in Show. So well deserved. Huge congratulations.

A Brindle day at Leeds

2023-07-29

Leeds CDS Ltd. Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy 1st Open Dog, CC (#41) & BOB WORKING Group Shortlist (final 8) Ernie Paterson (Jr. Cr. Ch. Am. Ch. King Arthur De Casaarabel X Ch. Selmalda ZiZi’s Journey J.W.) Lesley & I had a smashing day at Leeds! Sincere thanks to breed judge Robin Newhouse who not only awarded Guy the CC/BOB but also his daughter, Rimor Athenas Kyss (left), owner bred by Neil & Christine Morgan, won her all important 3rd CC and is now Champion (STRKCC)! Her litter brother, Rimor Aurelius, was awarded the RDCC for owners Sandy Lipman & Sheena Booth! It was a BRINDLE day! Many congratulations to all the other winners on the day.

40 Not Out!

2023-07-15

National Working & Pastoral Breeds Society Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy 1st Open Dog, CC (#40) & BOB WORKING Group 2 (Jr. Cr. Ch. Am. Ch. King Arthur De Casaarabel X Ch. Selmalda ZiZi’s Journey J.W.) Lesley and I would like to thank breed judge Candice Dyson for appreciating Guy and Group judge Robin Newhouse for rewarding Guy so highly in such a lovely Group. Congratulations to all the other winners on the day.

Fabulous day at Windsor

2023-06-30

Windsor Championship Dog Show Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy 1st Open Dog, CC (#39) & BOB. WORKING Group Shortlist (final 6) Maggi Bryant Eukanuba Champion Stakes Day 2 Winner Ian Millar (Jr. Cr. Ch. Am. Ch. King Arthur De Casaarabel X Ch. Selmalda ZiZi’s Journey J.W.) Breed judge Tan Nagrecha's critique - OD (1) 1st Chappell's Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy - fully mature Brindle who ticks all the boxes, upstanding and proud, certainly stood out in the male entry today, parallel head planes with correct skull without being flared, strong muzzle and ideal lip line, proportions are good with excellent ribbing, sound and steady mover with a good foot fall, DCC & BOB.