Selmalda News

W&PBAW Championship Show


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.

GDB&OA Championship Show


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.



Selmalda The Journey J.W. - 2nd Yearling Dog CRUFTS. Great work Jacqui.

Our Dogs Crufts Classic


Our Dogs CRUFTs Classic 2016 and Selmalda advertisement.

M&WEGDC Colour Format Show - BEST IN SHOW


We are over the moon with todays results at the M&WEGDC Colour Format Show. Fawn Brindle judge Audrey Sinclair awarded Ch. S. Koochie Ryder J.W. Best Fawn Dog and S. ZiZis Journey J.W. Best Fawn Bitch. BIS judge Richard Kinsey awarded ZiZi (pictured) BEST IN SHOW (122 exhibits) and Ryder BEST OPPOSITE SEX IN SHOW! What a day and thank you to both judges for thinking so highly of our Danes.

Lichfield & DCS


Selmalda ZiZis Journey J.W. 1st Open, BOB & Working Group 2 at Lichfield CS. Lesley & I are made up, super proud and sincere thanks to judge Richard Kinsey.

Manchester DSS - BEST OF BREED


Another BOB for Ch. Selmalda Koochie Ryder J.W. today at Manchester DSS. Many thanks to judge Bill Browne-Cole for this award, Lesley and I are delighted. Nothing in the Group this week but another super performance.

Boston & DCS Championship Show - Ryder


Here is Ryder on the move competing for BIS at Boston & DCS.

Boston & DCS - GROUP 1


We are home from Boston & DCS where Ch. Selmalda Koochie Ryder J.W. was representing the Working Group following his success Thursday. As always he put in a top performance and we are justifiably proud despite not progressing further. Thanks to judge Jeff Luscott for his complimentary comments about him, Pam Blay for the breed and Christina Chapman for his Group 1. Our sincere appreciation to all for the messages, the posts and well wishes as well as those who came to cheer him on today - thank you.

Our Dogs Top Puppy In Breed


We are delighted to learn that S. ZiZis Journey JW has concluded 2015 as the breeds Top Puppy In Breed. A short puppy career, due to her birth date, saw her amass 5 BPIB/S and 1CC counting towards her Top Puppy accolade. Despite finishing her Puppy career towards the end of June she was unable to be caught up. Great result as her Dam, Ola, and Grandparents Romeo and Kate were all Top Puppy In Breed winners.

Our Dogs and Dog World Annual Adverts


Here is our advert as featured in both the Our Dogs and Dog World Annuals for 2015. Our thanks to Lisa Croft-Elliot for her sterling work not only in capturing the images but also bringing it all together in this masterpiece.

Junior Warrant Achieved


Ruger has achieved his JUNIOR WARRANT. Selmalda The Journey JW. Well done Jacqui and Ruger.

GDC Of Wales Championship Show


Over to Chepstow where Toni Pearce judged the males. He awarded 1st in Junior to Jacqui with Ruger and 2nd to Candice with Hammi. Hammi also won yearling. Ryder was 4th in Open. Mandy Thomson judged the bitches and awarded 1st in Junior to ZiZi and 2nd to sister Essi. Thanks to the person who spooked Essi in her yearling class and then would not settle, she was 5th. It was a wet, rainy day in Wales.

SWGDC Top 12 Competition


As breeders we were justifiably proud of the points accumulated over the past 12 months and the results of the evening. The Journey, coowned and campaigned with Jacqui, was Premier League Top Points Male who had qualified with his brother Journey To The Line who was second place points for co-owner Candice, John and Heather Dyson. Journey To Melody At Samdice achieved the highest points for owners John, Heather and Candice and was chosen as second place on the evening behind her sister ZiZis Journey JW who only went and topped the Premier League Bitch and then went OVERALL winner. In the Super League Koochie Ryder qualified in the males and Love Rescue Me claimed second spot in the bitch league. So with Im Yours JW WJW10 claiming top Fawn we couldnt have been prouder to be awarded with the Top Breeder award later that evening. Thank you to all the judges who made this evening possible and Gavin Robertson who officiated on the night.



Lesley and I are delighted to have qualified litter sisters for the Eukanuba Dog World Pup of the Year finals. Selmalda ZiZis Journey JW qualified at WELKS beating nearly 300 puppies from judge Dagmar Pordham and Selmalda Journey To Melody At Samdice, for owners John, Heather & Candice, qualified at The National under Stella Clark, again beating nearly 300 puppies. Today at the Final, with Jean Lanning judging, the two girls put in a sterling performance and from 22 finalists ZiZi made the first cut to the final 12. What an amazing day, amongst the elite of the countries puppies, we are so, so proud and thank everyone for their kind comments and support.

Junior Warrant Achieved


WOW. Selmalda ZiZis Journey has just received confirmation of her Junior Warrant from The Kennel Club. So proud.

Dane Of The Year


At DOTY Tony Rewston judged the males and awarded S. The Journey 1st in Junior Dog and eventually shortlisted down to the final four for BEST DOG. Great work Jacqui. S. Journey To The Line was 4th in Junior Dog with Candice. Judy Greig judged the bitches and S. ZiZis Journey won a super Junior class and thus secured sufficient points for her JUNIOR WARRANT. John with Peach, Ch. S. Love Rescue Me was 2nd in Special Open Brindle.

EEGDC Championship Show


Arriving directly from our success in Belgium it was over to Peterborough for the Club Show. Ann Foxwell judged the males and she awarded Koochie Ryder 1st in Open Dog and eventually the CC. Liz Cartledge judged the bitches, ZiZi won her Junior class and confirmed her Junior Warrant, Essi was second to her, Peach won her Special Open Brindle Class and concluded a great day at the office.

EuDDC Belgium


What a weekend, what a haul. Over to Belgium for the EuDDC 2015. Fawn Judge Milena Franzetti. S. The Journey - 2nd Junior Ex. Jacqui Williams Ch. S. Koochie Ryder J.W. - 1st Champion, RCAC, Ex. S. ZiZis Journey - 1st Junior Ex, Best Junior Female EuDDC 2015 Princess BDDC CBDA S. The Kiss J.W. - 1st Open Ex Lesley and I were delighted with all the super comments about our Danes, we had a whirlwind of a weekend with Jacqui and dogs and some great laughs along the way. Thank you. Pictured is the Princesses huge trophies and Koochie Ryders CC from EEGDC the following day! Home and relax!

City Of Birmingham Championship Show


Lesley and I are so proud and delighted with the fab four from Int. Multi Ch. Diplomatics Val Kilmer x Ch. S. Rock Ola Baby litter. We couldnt ask more of them and over the moon, when today, Jean Lanning awarded S. The Journey 1st in Junior & the RDCC,. Like us I think Jean is rather taken with Ruger (picture taken today). His litter brother, S. Journey To The Line, has won numerous 1sts & RBDs. Both sisters, S. Journey To Melody At Samdice & S. ZiZis Journey are POTY Final Qualifiers, both have won RBPIS at 4 Day All Breed Championship Shows, Essi has 2CCs and ZiZi has 1CC & 1RCC and is, to date, the breeds Top Puppy. We extend our thanks and appreciation to Teija and our super friends and owners John, Heather, Candice and Jacqui.