Selmalda News

Guy claims BOB at Bath CS


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.



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...


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..


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

Guy goes BEST IN SHOW at Lichfield CS


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!



Ch. Selmalda ZiZi's Journey J.W. (Int. Ch. Multi Ch. Diplomatics Val Kilmer x Ch. Selmalda Rock Ola Baby J.W.) Confirmed TOP BROOD BITCH ALL BREEDS '21 Lesley & I are on Cloud 9!

Manchester GCS


Starting off the 2022 campaign as Lori concluded the 2021 season! Lesley and I are so proud of these kids, Top Bitch and Top Dog in 2021, yesterday at Manchester GCS achieved; Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori - 1st Open Bitch, BCC (#8) from judge, John Carter. Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy - 3rd Open Dog. DOB 10/04/20 (Jr. Cr. Ch. Am. Ch. King Arthur De Casaarabal X Ch. Selmalda ZiZi’s Journey J.W.) Well done to all the other winners and to those who passed on their congratulation messages. Great to be back out and catching up with everyone.

Our Dogs Advert


Lesley and I are delighted with how the Our Dogs advert looks in this years Annual!

Guy concludes 2021 as TOP GREAT DANE


Lesley and I are delighted to see Guy confirmed as Top Great Dane (#4 in the Working Group) for 2021 - Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy DOB 10/04/20 (Jr. Cr. Ch. Am. Ch. King Arthur De Casaarabal X Ch. Selmalda ZiZi’s Journey J.W.) 7 CC's, 5 BOB, 6 RCC's and 3* Working Group 2's and 1* Group 3. Best Junior In Show at Blackpool CDS. Sincere thanks and appreciation to all those who have appreciated his qualities.

Ladies Kennel Association - Doing the Double!


Lesley, Jacqui & I are just home after a wonderful day at the final show of the campaign, Ladies Kennel Association. Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy - 1st Open Dog, DCC and BOB. Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori - 1st Open Bitch and BCC. Sincere thanks to breed judge Kevin Young for thinking so highly of our Danes and for his lovely comments after judging. Guy put in a sterling performance in the group under Stuart J Mallard and was awarded WORKING GROUP 2 in exceptional company. (Jr. Cr. Ch. Am. Ch. King Arthur De Casaarabal X Ch. Selmalda ZiZi’s Journey J.W.) Judge Kevin Young’s critique - Open 1st Chappell’s Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy. The star of the day. It was a pleasure to go over this Brindle male. Beautiful clean head, dark eye and alert expression. Slightly arched neck flowing into a well balanced body. He has strength and elegance which he demonstrated while moving. Presented in super form condition. CC & BOB. Thrilled to see him win G2. Judge Kevin Young’s critique - Open 1st Chappell’s Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori. Delighted to award this bitch CC. Gorgeous clean head. Correct eye giving an alert expression. Neck falling into excellent shoulders with depth and length of body. Immaculate condition. Just preferred the movement on the male CC winner for BOB. My pleasure to award her the CC.



We just love Irish Ch. Selmalda After All At Sundasac - dont you?

Belfast DSS Success


Lesley and I have had a super day in Belfast. Aside from the showing we've had a lovely time with Fiona & Andy talking Danes, drinking fizz and capturing some wonderful photo memories. Thank you so much for Margot's Champion Breeder Certificate - so proud! The results are in Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy - 2nd Open Dog and RDCC. Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori - 1st Open Bitch, BCC (#6) and BOB from Keith Baldwin. Working Group shortlist, final 6, under Jackie Stubbs. Fiona & Andy, with their our newly crowned Ir. Ch. Selmalda After All, was 2nd in Open and considered for the RCC. Thanks Andy for the photos! Great to catch up with everyone today, well done on your awards. Judge Keith Baldwins critique - Open 1st Chappell's Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori. 18 months old Fawn with dark shaded muzzle, elegant throughout of top quality, head of good length and strength, scissor bite, brown eyes of medium size, ears set on high, clean neck well arched fitting smoothly into her body, ribs well sprung and deep, front legs straight with big flat bone, stands on good feet, muscular hindquarters with good turn of stifle and hocks set low, on the move she is in tune with her handler holding her head high and covering the ground well, BCC and BOB. I was pleased to see her shortlisted in the Working Group.

Dane of the Year


**DANE OF THE YEAR 17/10/21** Yearling Dog 1st Chappells Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy, Brindle. His head has parallel planes and length with darkest of eyes, ears sit well and are used to perform great expression. Front not over or underdone with shoulders of good angulations. He has tight feet set on straight legs and flat bone. Rib cage springy and of correct length for body type. Over his rear he has ample muscle. He moves! He performs a laid back action yet with power pushing from his rear and reach, foot placement during movement never off straight coming and going and easy. My BEST DOG on the day. Heather Dyson (Judge).

Success Over The Border


It was an early start on a very wet day to Border Union AS where breed judge Ken Humphries was appointed. It was the last Junior classes for both Guy and Lori and both ended their campaign on a high. Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy won his Junior class and in the challenge was awarded the RCC. Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori also won her Junior class and in the challenge was awarded her 5th CC and ultimately BOB. She is pictured here with judge Ken Humphries. We can always rely on Lori to put in a good performance and she certainly did that in the Group. John Ritchie was the judge and clearly he spotted Lori early on - she went on to claim WORKING Group 1. Judge Ken Humphries critique - Junior 1st Chappell's Selmalda Oh Lori. What a lovely female, well put together, carrying just the right amount of weight. Lovely expression, correct front assembly, good angulation helped her move like a dream. (I note that she went on to win the Group).

Oh Lori - Group 1


Working Group Judge John Ritchies critique - Group 1 SELMALDA OH LORI (AI) Breed: Great Dane (MS L & MR A Chappell) - this magnificent Fawn Dane caught my eye as she entered the group and she certainly didnt disappoint me when going over her what you see is what you get and I was more than happy with her overall quality and excellent conformation she has a super head, such a noble expression but totally retaining her femininity super balanced skull with dark well shaped eyes, correct ears and overall I loved her expression, correct for mouth, beautiful crested neck leading to super wither placement, equal upper arm to shoulder length creating the correct angulation, tight elbows, super pro-sternum just right for her age, strong straight front legs and tight feet with flexible pasterns, enough depth of chest with correct spring of rib, strong topline, sloping croup leading to lovely long tail, super bend of stifle with neat strong powerful hocks, she was so sound out and back and showed a powerful collected side gait in total unison with her owner another who must surely gain her title soon and am sure will go onto have a great show career.

Clean Sweep at EEGDC!


Days dont come much better than this! Lesley and I headed to the East of England GDC Championship Show where judge Jannette Al-Kudsi had drawn an entry of 70 Danes making 78 entries. Ch. Selmalda Ricochet - 1st Open Dog, DCC (5th) and BIS. Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori - 1st Junior Bitch, BCC (4th) and RBIS. Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy - 1st Junior Dog and RCC. Ch. Selmalda Liza Jane - 1st Open Bitch and RCC. Sincere appreciation to the judge, many thanks to all who congratulated us with special thanks to Jacqui who stepped back into the ring to support (winning a CC/RCC!)! Meanwhile, at the Irish GDC Championship Show, Fiona and Andys Selmalda After All At Sundasac, owned in partnership with Lesley and I, won her final Green Star and BIS under Billy Henderson - new Irish Champion! What a day! Judge Jannette Al-kudsi critique - Open Dog 1st Chappell’s Ch. Selmalda Ricochet. Was pleased to at last have my hands on this boy and I wasn’t disappointed. Lovely masculine head, dark eye and a good ear set. Just enough chest with straight front. Nice reach of neck into correct shoulder lay. Deep chest and god topline, strong rear. Moved as he should, very much a male. Happy to award him the CC and BOB. Would do the same again. Judge Jannette Al-kudsi critique - Junior Dog 1st Chappell’s Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy. Although standing alone I readily gave this boy 1st and the RCC. Lovely head, dark mask and eye, very much the male. Good reach of neck, clean front with good tuck up. Good depth of thigh allowing lovely movement. Being Brindle he still has a long way to go, well handled. RCC. Judge Jannette Al-kudsi critique - Junior Bitch 1st Chappell’s Selmalda Oh Lori. Good strong head with a dark eye and good ear set. Nice length of neck with correct shoulder, nice tuck up with nice length of body, leading to correct angulation of thigh. Moved with ease, happy to award her the CC. Judge Jannette Al-kudsi critique - Open Bitch 1st Chappell’s Ch. Selmalda Liza Jane. Outstanding Fawn bitch, lovely expression with good head and ears set correctly. Good length of neck leading to correct shoulder. Strong back with nice tuck up. Level back and a good second thigh. Moved as I hoped she would, just needs time to mature. RCC.

Irish GDC - Back To Back Shows


Yesterday was a day to remember! At the first Championship Shows since Covid our Dane Club held two shows, first judge was Billy Henderson who awarded Margot her 7th Green Star and, subject to IKC confirmation, she now has her CHAMPION title. To top it off Margot went on to win Best In Show and huge thanks to Billy for thinking so highly of her! At the second show, under judge Margaret O'Sullivan, Margot won her 8th Green Star, Best Fawn and RBIS! Thanks to everyone for the support yesterday and well done to all the other winners! Thanks to judges, Dione Fitzsimons , Lourdes Carvajal , Robert Edison, Alyson Small, Mr E Drudi and Carsten Birk for her other Green Stars. Now Irish Champion Selmalda After All At Sundasac.

A lovely day at Darlington.


A lovely day at Darlington for Lesley and I - gorgeous weather, great atmosphere and super company. Some great results too. Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy - 1st Junior Dog, RCC & Winner of Eukanuba RCC/BOS Winners Dog (Working). Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori - 1st Junior Bitch, RCC & Winner of Eukanuba RCC/BOS Winners Bitch (Working). DOB 10/04/20 (Jr. Cr. Ch. Am. Ch. King Arthur De Casaarabal X Ch. Selmalda ZiZi's Journey J.W.) Ch. Selmalda Ricochet - 4th Open Dog DOB 03/09/18 (Am. Ch. Rojons Legendary Kiss Kiss V Svevo X Ch. Selmalda ZiZi's Journey J.W.) Sincere thanks to breed judge Ann Ingram and Stakes judge Mark James for thinking so highly of our Danes. Well done to all the other winners on the day!

Our Dogs Feature


A lovely quarter of a page feature following the success the previous week with Guy, Lori and Rico. So proud of their achievements.

Driffield CDSS


At Driffield CDSS we had Hilary Baker officiating. Hilary awarded Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy first in his Junior Dog class and then the DCC, his sixth. Naturally we were delighted when he claimed Best of Breed. In the Group it was Francis Kaye officiating and following a wonderful performance he was awarded the WORKING Group 2 place. What a day. Judge Hilary Baker's critique - Junior Dog (2,1) 1. Mrs Lesley Chappell & Mr. A., Selmalda Jealous Guy (AI). A 16 month brindle dog. An impressive, beautifully marked brindle, not too dark and not too light. Pleasing head shape in proportion to the size of his body with level head planes, square drop of lip and a dark eye of good shape. His strong clean neck flows into well laid shoulders. His depth of chest reaches his elbows with a well filled fore chest again in proportion to his size. Good length of second thigh with well-set hocks. This boy exudes elegance and strength and takes your eye as he powers around the ring. Very pleased to award him first in this class, DCC and BOB. I enjoyed watching him represent our breed in the working group where he won WG2. Congratulations on your wins today and I am sure he has many more to come. Working Group Judge Francis Kayes critique - Chappells Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy (Great Dane). Elegant Brindle male, still a Junior, used his neck to show off his stunning shape and balanced head planes, gentle expressive eye, firm in loin, well-muscled front and rear tight feet, moved freely with smooth action, watch out when he is fully mature.