A super day for Lesley & I at Dane of the Year and some excellent results for the youngsters. Not the best of photos but a great reminder of the day. S. The Journey J.W. - 1st Limit Dog & RBD, pictured left, for co-owner Jacqui. S. Journey To The Line - 3rd Limit Dog for co-owner Candice. S. ZiZis Journey J.W. - 1st Limit Bitch S. Journey To Melody At Samdice - 1st Open Bitch & RBB, pictured right, for owner John & Heather. Thanks to judges Anne Adamson & Elaine M Hyde for thinking so highly of our Danes.
A super day at Belfast DSS with a great outdoor ring, some good weather (and some showers). Not a bad day results wise for Lesley and I, a mini double, and lovely to catch up with some of our Irish friends too. S. The Journey J.W. - 1st Limit Dog & RCC for co-owner Jacqui. S. ZiZis Journey J.W. - 1st Limit Bitch & RCC. Thanks to judge Christina Chapman and congratulations to the other winners.
Wonderful day at Darlington DSS. Whilst Lesley is away in Cyprus we were up at Ripon where judge Paul Harding had drawn a super entry. Naturally delighted with the results - S. The Journey J.W. - 1st Limit Dog for co-owner Jacqui. S. ZiZis Journey J.W. - 1st Limit Bitch & BCC (her 2nd). Thank you for the compliments and support, well done to all the other winners and also for the continued donations for Pedigree Paws Unite as ZiZi completed her Lancaster Canal stretch.
I am overwhelmed by the amount of support that the Great Dane has received for this Pedigree Paws Unite 2016 walk. Many, many thanks to all those who have contributed so far. Here is Gavin, being interviewed by Marina, about the background to the walk, the breeds, the benefactors and of course the competitive spirit amongst the breeds. So can the Great Dane people rally round and continue to pledge as little or as much as they can afford to support ZiZi and I on the Lancaster Canal, Preston walk - we are ready, with just over a week to go, and we want to raise as much as we can. Do any of the Clubs wish to donate - Helen, Hilary, Catherine, David, Ken Toohey, Janis King, Sally, Marilyn, Tammy... Many thanks X http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserPage.action?userUrl=AdamChappell&pageUrl=2
Over to Stoneleigh for the City Of Birmingham. Thanks to judge Sue Pollock-Yule and the many comments and congratulations. Lesley & I are delighted with Ruger and his progress. S. The Journey J.W. - 1st Limit Dog & RCC for co-owner Jacqui. S. Journey To The Line - 4th Limit Dog for co-owner John, Heather & Candice. S. ZiZis Journey J.W. - 4th Limit Bitch. Well done to the other winners.
Another great show day for the kids at WKC under Joan Toohey. S. The Journey J.W. - 2nd Limit Dog & RCC Jacqui Williams S. ZiZis Journey J.W. - 1st Limit Bitch Well done to the other winners. Lesley & I are so proud of these kids, week in week out!
Lesley and I had to say goodbye to Ryder on August 18th following his diagnosis with bone cancer. This is the first time we have felt that we have been able to talk about this loss and needless to say we are devastated. Ryder gave us everything all of the time and we miss him dearly. A true gentleman, never a cross word and a character and temperament that made it an honour to have him within our life, if only for a very short time.
Lesley & I are so proud of Ralf, Selmalda Im Yours J.W. WJW10, as he bowed out of the show ring last Sunday at The Great Dane Club Championship Show. Putting in a sterling performance, as he has done throughout his career, we wanted to say a big Thank You to his co-owners John, Heather & Candice with whom he lives with and who have conditioned and presented him so immaculately. Sired by the Norwegian Brindle, residing in Denmark, Highesteem Keep Em Talking and out of our own S. CMon Girl J.W. he won a number of top honours throughout his career including 1CC, 1RCC, 1CACIB, 1RCACIB & 1RCAC plus a huge World Junior Winner title that he collected in Denmark in 2010. In 2010 he was Top Points Premier League Male and last year was Top Fawn Male. He never let us down, loved his many road trips and looked the part on all occasions as per his photo below which was taken on Sunday. Thank you and enjoy your retirement Ralf X.
Lesley and I had a lovely, if not long, day today at Windsor where Jean Pratt officiated. Delighted with our Danes results who once again did us proud. S. The Journey J.W. - 1st Limit Dog for co-owner Jacqui. Ch. S. Koochie Ryder J.W. - 2nd Open Dog & RCC. S. ZiZis Journey J.W. - 1st Limit Bitch. Enjoyed the sunshine and conversation ringside, well done to all other winners on the day.
Back home after a chilly, but successful day at Blackpool Championship Dog Show. Lesley & I are so proud of our Danes and their progress and thank the dedicated owners. S. The Journey J.W. - 2nd Limit Dog for Jacqui. S. Journey To The Line - 3rd Limit Dog for Candice, John & Heather. Ch. S. Koochie Ryder J.W. - 2nd Open Dog. S. ZiZis Journey J.W. - 1st Bitch & RCC (pictured with judge Janis King). A super day, thanks for all the kind comments and well done to the other winners on the day.
A super day at Malvern for Lesley & I with our Danes. Thank you to both the Breed judge, Simon Rudbach, Group judge Jeff Luscott for appreciating our dogs. Selmalda Journey To The Line - 1st Yearling Dog for John, Heather & Candice. Ch. Selmalda Koochie Ryder J.W. - 1st Open Dog, Dog CC, BOB and Working Group 4 (pictured). Selmalda ZiZis Journey J.W. - 2nd Yearling Bitch. A lovely day, thanks for the applause and congratulations from ringside, good company and thanks to Olivia for the Cream Scone! Well done to the other winners on the day. We missed Jacqui who had to work!
A super day at Southern Counties CA under Dutch judge Ilona Onstenk-Schenk. Selmalda The Journey J.W. - 1st Yearling Dog & DCC for co-owner Jacqui. (Pictured today with the judge). Selmalda Journey To The Line - 3rd Yearling Dog for co-owner John, Heather & Candice. Ch. Selmalda Koochie Ryder J.W. - 1st Open Dog & RDCC. Selmalda ZiZis Journey J.W. - 2nd Yearling Bitch. Sat ringside having a celebratory drink, well done all the other winners today.
Selmalda ZiZis Journey J.W.. - 1st Yearling & RCC (pictured with Judge Paul Lawless.) Selmalda The Journey J.W. - 1st Yearling for owner Jacqui Williams. Selmalda Journey To The Line J.W.- 3rd Limit Dog for Candice, Heather & John. Ch. Selmalda Koochie Ryder J.W.- 4th Open Dog. A super sized ring, glorious weather and great company. Congratulations to the other winners on the day. Lesley & I have had a super day.
Lesley, Jacqui & I are absolutely delighted with Rugers development and progress and were super chuffed when he was awarded his 2nd RCC at The National last week. Here is judge Ann Ingrams critique; Yearling Dog - 1st Chappell & Williams Selmalda The Journey J.W., impressive masculine dog with the most wonderful bone and feet, combining substance and elegance. Well balanced head with lovely expression, long crested neck running into well laid shoulders, good depth of brisket, correct topline and tailset, strong hindquarters, very sound on the move keeping his nice topline, well handled to make the most of himself, it was a pleasure to award him the RCC.
Limited Show - Best In Show - Jacqui Williams Selmalda The Journey J.W. Thank you to judge Jan MacDonald for thinking so highly of Ruger.
At the Working & Pastoral Breeds Association of Wales Championship Show Maria Gkinala officiated. Here is her feedback on our Danes present. Graduate Dog - 2nd Chappell & Williams Selmalda The Journey J.W., 21 months b/m Fawn, beautiful breed type, well grown masculine male of quality and very pleasing in head and outline, beautiful forechest and ribcage, excellent foreleg, strong short loin, not quite the croup and hindquarters of 1, just lost out on enthusiasm on the move. Limit Bitch - 1st Chappells Selmalda ZiZis Journey J.W., classic type, very attractive and feminine rich Fawn with beautiful outline, long and well chiselled head, beautiful shapely muzzle, very nice crested neck into excellent shoulder, good feet. Very well shaped ribcage and chest, correct upper arm, very good angulation behind, very nice side action, beautifully presented and handled superbly.
Congratulations Ralf on your Best Veteran In Show today at GDB&OA Ch. Lesley & I are so proud. I am sure Heather will be spoiling him when he gets home! Selmalda Im Yours J.W. WJW10.
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