We chose only to take Ryder along to DOTY where breed judge Sue Searle officiated. Delighted as she awarded him first in Open Dog and eventually Best Dog. What an honour. John had Selmalda Love Rescue Me with him and she won her Special Open Brindle class under Olivia Bates.
At this Clubs 29th Championship Show Lesley Collet judged the dogs and awarded Ch. Selmalda Koochie Ryder J.W. 1st in Open Dog and eventually the RCC. Gary Hooker judged the bitches and whilst we had chosen not to enter our own our good friend John Agnew had Peach out again after a short break. Delighted that Selmalda Love Rescue Me won her Special Open Brindle class and that she was shortlisted down to the last four in contention for the CC.
Over to Belfast for the weekend where first timer Hans Van Der berg awarded the BIG Green Cards for the first time. He awarded our Danes the following; Ch. Selmalda Koochie Ryder J.W. - 1st Open Dog & RCC Selmalda Angel Of Harlem J.W. - 3rd Limit Bitch Selmalda The Kiss J.W. - 2nd Open Bitch Thoroughly enjoyed meeting up with our Irish friends and being able to stay and watch all of the three groups judged that day.
Meg Purnell-Carpenter was appointed to judge the breed at Driffield and awarded our Danes the following; Ch. Selmalda Koochie Ryder J.W. - 1st Open Dog & RCC Selmalda Angel Of Harlem J.W. - 1st Yearling Bitch A great day!
At Darlington All Rounder Barrie Croft judged the breed. He awarded our Danes the following; Ch. Selmalda Koochie Ryder J.W. - Open Dog 4th Selmalda Angel Of Harlem J.W. - Yearling Bitch - 2nd Delighted that Ryder gained a very respectable 4th place in the Eukanuba Champion Stakes (All Breeds) under Meg Purnell-Carpenter.
What a SHOW! Janet Gunn officiated and awarded Ch. S. Koochie Ryder JW 1st in Open and eventually the RCC, his 11th. Our young Brindle S. Angel Of Harlem JW duly topped Yearling and S. The Kiss JW was 3rd in Limit. In the challenge Harlem was awarded her first CC - EXCELLENT! Later in the day we took Ryder in the Eukanuba Champion Stakes under Meriel Hathaway and were delighted when he won the days best. Returning on the Sunday he had to compete against the Saluki and the Gordon Setter and eventually took the Runner Up position behind the beautiful Hound. What a SHOW!
Owen Greechan officiated and awarded Ch. Selmalda Koochie Ryder JW number one spot in the Open Dog class followed in the challenge with the RCC. Selmalda Angel Of Harlem was placed 4th in Yearling!
Leading all rounder Robin Searle officiated at Bournemouth. Ch. Selmalda Koochie Ryder J.W. - 1st Open & CC Selmalda Angel Of Harlem - 1st Yearling Selmalda The Kiss J.W. - 2nd Limit Another great day at the office.
What a super weekend at Crick, lovely weather and great company. Monica Stavenborn of the famous Kingsize Danes judged the males and awarded our Ch. S. Koochie Ryder JW 1st in Open Dog, DCC (his fifth) and RBIS. S. Angel Of harlem JW was awarded 1st in her Yearling class, a great class of 12, from judge Patsy Battersby. Go Ryder.
Sandy Lipman was the judge. Ch. S. Koochie Ryder JW was 2nd in Yearling. S. Love Rescue Me was 2nd in Yearling (Bitch) for owner John Agnew and was then awarded the RCC later in the day. S. The Kiss JW topped a huge, quality Limit class (pictured). Another great day for the Selmalda Team.
Another satisfying day for the Selmalda Team where Janis King officiated. Ch. S. Koochie Ryder JW - 1st Yearling and RCC S. Angel Of Harlem JW - 2nd Yearling S. Love Rescue Me - 3rd Yearling S. The Kiss JW - 1st Limit Delighted with the teams achievements despite the weathers best efforts to spoil the day.
Following on from her success at Blackpool we opted for a full colour page in this weeks Our Dogs paper as featured on page 5. Owner John Agnew and proud breeders Lesley and Adam are delighted with Peachs progress and career to date. And once more LCE has done a magnificent job with the photo and ad design.
On Monday 23rd June our beautiful Ola, Ch. S. Rock Ola Baby J.W., gave birth to four healthy puppies, two boys and two girls. Ola really enjoys her maternal duties and has been exceptional. Lesley and I are indebted to Teija (Edendanes) who provided us with the opportunity to use her beloved Higgins, Int. & Fin. Swe. Nor. MVA Ch. Diplomatics Val Kilmer. Our sincere thanks also to Vivianne for her ongoing help and support. Exciting times ahead. Exciting times ahead.
What a cracking day for the Selmalda Team at Blackpool. A beautiful sunny day and outside ring awaited first timer Robin Newhouse to judge the breed. Our own Ch. S. Koochie Ryder J.W. topped the Yearling class pipping his younger half brother S. Oh Boy At Thornbrae into second for owners Jim and Ronnie. S. Angel Of Harlem J.W. won her Yearling class and her sister S. Love Rescue Me won Mid Limit for her owner John Agnew. S. The Kiss J.W. then went onto win Limit. So with three young bitches in the challenge we were delighted when Peach (Love Rescue Me) claimed her 2nd CC at only just 18 months of age. Fantastic.
We had a replacement judge where Ann Foxwell looked over a wonderful entry of 100 exhibits. We were delighted with our Danes results as follows - Ch. S. Koochie Ryder J.W. 1st Yearling and RDCC S. Angel Of Harlem J.W. 1st Yearling S. Love Rescue Me 2nd Yearling S. The Kiss J.W. 2nd Limit
Keith Nathan judged the breed at SCCA and he awarded our Danes with the following - Ch. S. Koochie Ryder J.W. 1st Yearling S. Angel Of Harlem 3rd Junior S. The Kiss J.W. 1st Yearling S. Love Rescue Me 2nd Yearling
Here is the banner to our front page advert as featured in Dog World following Ryder achieving his CHAMPION status.
At Bath we had first timer Jenny Wiltshire judging. Ch. S. Koochie Ryder J.W. was 2nd in Yearling, S. Angel Of Harlem J.W. was 2nd in Junior, S. The Kiss J.W. won her Yearling class and John Agnews S. Love Rescue Me was 3rd in Yearling.
It was an early start for us as we headed to Edinburgh where Jean Christie was officiating. A satisfying day with Ch. S. Koochie Ryder J.W. topping his Yearling class and S. Angel Of Harlem J.W. and S. The Kiss J.W. being awarded 2nd in their respective Junior and Yearling classes.
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