Selmalda News

Great Dane Breeders & Owners Association Champions


Glyn Payne judged the males and he awarded first to S. Koochie Ryder J.W. in his Yearling class. Once more he was shortlisted to the final four for the CC and was eventually awarded the RCC. In bitches Sara Pepper placed S. Angel Of Harlem third in Junior whilst S. The Kiss J.W. topped yearling.



A highlight of the year for many and this year we had entered three for judge Matti Pakarinen to assess. He awarded S. Koochie Ryder J.W. first in his Yearling class and not to be out done S. Angel Of Harlem topped her Junior class. S. The Kiss J.W. was third in her Yearling class.

Northern GDC Championship Show


In the dog ring we had S. Koochie Ryder J.W. entered under Steve Wareing and he duly awarded him first place in his Yearling class. Later in the challenge he was shortlisted to the final four for the CC. In bitches Judith Middleton was judging and she awarded both S. Angel Of Harlem and S. The Kiss J.W. both seconds in their respective Junior and Yearling classes.

Purina Pro Plan Dog World Pup Of The Year FINAL


One of the 32 qualifying puppies at Crewe Hall, Cheshire was our very own S. Angel Of Harlem. Qualifying in July at the Working & Pastoral Breeds Championship Show under Val Foss we were justifiably proud of Harlems turn out amongst the countries elite. Clare Coxall was the appointed judge on the day but did not consider Harlem any further despite Harlems best effort.

M&WEGDC Colour Format


Jon Crossley judged the Fawn & Brindle and duly awarded S. Koochie Ryder J.W. 1st in Yearling and Reserve best Dog. His sister S. The Kiss J.W. won her Yearling class whilst S. Angel Of Harlem was 2nd in Junior.

Lichfield CS - BEST IN SHOW


We attended Lichfield CS All breed Open Show with our young Fawn male Ryder. There were 352 classes and over 975 exhibits entered. Ray Sutton duly awarded Ryder 1st in Junior and BOB. Well respected breeder and judge tan Nagrecha judged the Working Group and awarded Ryder the Number 1 spot. Leading All Rounder Frank Kane selected Ryder for his eventual BEST IN SHOW from the seven group winners. Absolutely delighted.

Manchester CS Championship Show


No CCs at Manchester but a wonderful entry for breed judge Maria McGuinness. She awarded her Best Dog to our own Junior winning Fawn Selmalda Koochie Ryder JW. S. Angel Of Harlem topped her Junior class and S. The Kiss J.W. won her Post Graduate class. Kiss was awarded Best Bitch and competed and conquered her litter brother for BOB. Into the Group and over the moon to be shortlisted to the final eight in a hotly contested group under respected judge Philip Greenway. Great start to 2014 for the Selmalda kids.

2013 Year Review


Well what a year to remember it was for the Selmalda Team. This year saw debuts for our own three youngsters, S. Koochie Ryder, S. The Kiss and S. Angel Of Harlem as well some of their litter mates. An unbelievable year as Ryder concludes the year as Top Puppy (with 8 awards), 2 CCs and 6 RCCs, Kiss wins 2 BPs and 1 RCC whilst Harlem gave Ryder a run for his money with 7 BPs, 1 RCC and qualifies for the prestigious POTY competition. Many thanks to everyone for their continues support and appreciation, it really has been an exceptional campaign that we have all thoroughly enjoyed.

Pro Plan Dog World POTY Competition


Lesley and I are so excited about competing with Harlem at this most prestigious event. Cannot wait for February to arrive.



At LKA Albert Wight judged the breed and S. Koochie Ryder JW won his Junior Dog class. John Agnews Brindle bitch, S. Love Rescue Me was 2nd in her Junior class. Unfortunately Harlem and Kiss were not there for the final show of the campaign.

M&WEGDC Championship Show


Patricia Lowe (NZ) judged the males and awarded S. Koochie Ryder J.W. 1st in his Junior Dog class. Delighted that Olly, Selmalda Oh Boy At Thornbrae, Brindle and only four days out of the Puppy class, took 2nd place for owners Ronnie Lawton and Jim Sneddon. Rory Lowe (NZ) officiated in the bitch ring and he also loved the Brindle with S. Love Resuce Me, litter sister to Olly, claim 1st in Junior for owner John Agnew. Unfortunately both Harlem (in season) and Kiss (not entered) could not be there. Good work today.

GDC Of Wales


Colin Richardson judged the dogs and awarded Selmalda Koochie Ryder JW First in Junior and eventually the RCC. Elaine Hyde was the appointed judge for Bitches and Brindle litter sisters S. Love Rescue Me and S. Angel Of Harlem were second and third respectively in their final Puppy class, Harlem having accumulated 7 BPIBs through her campaign. S. The Kiss won her Junior class. Another good day.

Back 2 Back Shows - GDC and GDBOA


Well what an amazing Back 2 back event it was for the Selmalda team - GDC Selmalda The Kiss - 1st Junior Bitch Sue Garner Selmalda Koochie Ryder JW - BISS Janet Gunn Selmalda The Kiss - 1st Junior Janet Gunn Selmalda Angel Of Harlem - BPISS Janet Gunn GDBOA Selmalda Koochie Ryder JW - BIS Mick Harrison Selmalda Love Rescue Me - 1st Puppy Bitch Mick Harrison Selmalda The Kiss - BISS Dave Weller WAHOO

SWGDC Open Show


At the South Western GDC Open show today S. Koochie Ryder achieved 1st in Junior, thanks to judge Leah Wiltshire, and thus he now has sufficient points for his JUNIOR WARRANT (subject to KC confirmation). He was also awarded Reserve Best Dog. So from now on its Selmalda Koochie Ryder J.W.

Top 12 PREMIER League - Final Points Tally


How proud were Lesley & I to be presented with both the TOP POINTS award for the Premier League with RYDER & KISS. A wonderful campaign to date for these two kids and delighted they were recognised for this double achievement.

Midland Counties CS


The famous Norwegian Greyhound breeder Espen Engh (Jets) was awarding CCs for the first time at Midland Counties and it proved to be another successful day at the office. S. Koochie Ryder won his Junior class and in the challenge was awarded the RCC, his 5th. S. Angel Of Harlem duly won Puppy Bitch and later collected her 7th BP award. S. The Kiss was 3rd in Junior Bitch. In the Puppy Bitch Stakes John Agnews Brindle, S. Love Rescue Me, won 3rd place under Peter Jolley. We do enjoy Midland Counties!

South Wales KA


What a day at SWKA! Frank Kane was the judge and he duly awarded S. Koochie Ryder 1st in his Junior Dog class and then his 2nd CC in the challenge! S. Angel Of Harlem won her Puppy Bitch class and then went onto BPIB. S. The Kiss was 5th in her Junior class. A long day but very rewarding!

Belfast DS


A couple of days over in Ireland for the Belfast Dog Show where Peter Jolley judged the breed. S Koochie Ryder duly won his Junior class and was awarded the RCC in the challenge. S. Angel Of Harlem won her Puppy Bitch class and later was presented with her fifth Best Puppy In Breed. S. The Kiss was 2nd in Junior. Later in the Puppy Group judge Robin Newhouse awarded Harlem Working Puppy Group 4. A great day, a long weekend but well worth all the effort.

Brussels Intl. Show


Along with our good friends John and Heather Dyson we travelled over to Brussels with four Danes where Irish judge John R Walsh was our appointed judge. We were delighted that all four, S. Koochie Ryder, S. Im Yours JW WJW10, S. Angel Of Harlem and S. The Kiss all won their respective classes. John and Ralf went on to claim the CAC and RCACIB. Ryder, Kiss and Harlem all competed for the Best Junior award and Ryder was given the nod. In the Junior Group (FCI Groups 2/3/4/7/8) under Slovakian judge Mr. V. Piskay Ryder duly topped the lot, over 75 exhibits, to take Junior Group 1 - what a result!

Darlington CS


Great day at Darlington. S. Koochie Ryder was 2nd in Junior but got called back in and was awarded the RCC. S. Angel Of Harlem won her Puppy Bitch class, claimed BPIB and then went onto Working Puppy Group 4. S. The Kiss was 3rd in her Junior class. Also S. Koochie Ryder was 2nd in the All Breeds Petplan Junior Stakes and brought home £75! Thanks to breed judge Andrew Brace, Group judge Ronnie Irving and Petplan judge Frank Kane.