Selmalda News

South Wales Kennel Association


At SWKA we had breed judge Sheena Booth appointed who had attracted an entry of 56 Danes giving 68 entries. She awarded our own Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy 1st in Open Dog and ultimately his 26th CC. In bitches Sheena gave Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori 1st in Open Bitch and the RCC. Guy was declared BOB. Our Working Group judge was Caroline Rees who after a thorough examination of all BOB winners awarded the number 1 spot to Guy (as pictured). His second Working Group 1 award in as many weeks. Group Judge Caroline Friend-Rees' critique - Group 1 Chappell's Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy, Great Dane. What an excellent example of the breed. This extremely well built Brindle male has a stunning head with correct head planes, dark eyes and that Great Dane expression that you just can't ignore. So well made with well arched clean neck into excellent shoulders, deep chest down to close fitting elbows. Well muscled hindquarters and totally balanced throughout. Moving so well around the big ring with springy free easy ground covering action.

SKC Success


At SKC first time breed judge Audrey Sinclair had received an entry of 59 Danes making 60 entries so it was an early start for Lesley and I. Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy topped his Open Dog class before being awarded his 24th CC, later that day gaining BOB. His sister, Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori, and half sister Ch. Selmalda Liza Jane were 4th and 3rd in their Open Bitch class. Judge Audrey Sinclair’s critique - OD (4,1) 1st DCC BOB WGP1 BIS. Chappell’s Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy. Well what can I say about this dark Brindle male that hasn’t been said before. From the tip of nose to the tip of his tail this boy just oozes quality and breed standard. I was so pleased to get the chance to go over this boy as he is absolutely stunning. He has a super well chiselled head shape, darkest of eye and correct eye placement, super reach of neck, excellent shoulder placement, good bone, tight cat feet and moved effortlessly around the ring.

Scottish GDC - BIS


At the Scottish Great Dane Club breed judge Tammy Pocock was appointed, she had attracted an entry of 65 Danes making 76 entries. Tammy awarded Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy top spot in his Open class and followed with his 25th CC. Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori won her Open class but no further. Guy was awarded BIS overall. Thank you to all for the lovely comments about Danes. Judge Tammy Pocock wrote, Open Dog - 1st Chappell's, Ch Selmalda Jealous Guy (AI). Dark brindle male with a balanced and correct outline. Excellent head with parallel head planes, good length of foreface enhanced by a dark mask, good eye shape with clean dark eyes, correct teeth, lovely expression, used his ears to advantage. Long well arched neck into nice strong shoulders, deep chest, well filled front. Straight front legs into tight feet with short nails. Deep brisket to his elbows. Strong firm top line and good undercarriage tuck up. Carrying the ideal amount of weight. Excellent angulation front and rear. Shown in excellent condition, well-muscled all over. He moved with a long length of stride with reach and drive. I was pleased to award him the DCC and Best In Show.

SKC - Working Group continued...


Following his BOB award from breed judge Audrey Sinclair, Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy went off for the pre-judging of the Working Group under leading all rounder Paul Lawless. Guy, as always, put in a super performance and managed to stride out in the restrictive ring. Later it was into the main ring where Guy gets into his own stride and thrives on the buzz of the competition. Making the first short cut down to the last 7 we were over the moon when Paul Lawless gave the number one spot to Guy, his first Working Group 1. Working Group judge Paul Lawless' critique - another look at each of the finalists and after they had all moved again, I chose the Great Dane as my winner, Chappell's Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy. A young Brindle male of great size, super masculine head piece, lovely crest of neck and excellent topline and croup. He has excellent bone and good feet and was beautifully presented and he is quite the showman. Once he finds his stride, he presents a lovely balanced outline on the move. Was delighted to watch him go on to win Best In Show.



Following his Working Group 1 win under Paul Lawless it was not long before Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy was called upon again to compete against the other six group winners for the ultimate prize. From over 4200 exhibits, over two days, we were very proud to share this ring with such quality representatives of their respective Groups. Again, Guy put in a faultless performance for the judge Tom Johnstone and following a further inspection the contenders moving the award boards were called for - Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy was awarded BEST IN SHOW at The Scottish Kennel Club's 200th Championship Show. WOW! Best In Show judge Tom Johnstone's critique - After further serious consideration the top honours had to go to: BEST Chappell's Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy. Great Dane, dog. Head masculine, strong and of good length but not overdone. Skull not too broad, good muzzle. Medium sized dark eye, well set triangular ears. Long neck into well placed muscular shoulders. Deep body, well sprung rib, strong loin and firm back. Well set tail of good length. Well angled muscular rear, very good quality bone and good well arched feet with strong nails. Presented in very good sleek coat and good condition. Well-muscled. Balanced and very together when covering ground with free steady action holding a firm outline and good head carriage.

Belfast at the double!


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!


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


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


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. Judge Scott Pearson's critique - OD (3 Entries) Abs: 0 1st: CHAPPELLS, Ch Selmalda Jealous Guy (AI) An outstanding brindle dog of great proportion. His head is strong with elegance and offers a silhouette of excellent breed type, A strong well angulated front confirms his true movement He is well muscled and was shown in excellent condition, so pleasing to see a great dog and handler at one. A pleasure to judge and a worthy Champion. DCC.

Top Dog Top Brood - Latest Standings


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


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!


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


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!


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!


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


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!


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


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


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


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.