Selmalda News

Their 9th CC Double!

2024-05-24

Bath Canine Society Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy 1st Open Dog, CC & BOB Working Group Shortlist (last eight) Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori 1st Open Bitch & BCC (Jr. Cr. Ch. Am. Ch. King Arthur De Casaarabel X Ch. Selmalda ZiZi’s Journey J.W.). Their 9th CC Double! Lesley and I extend our sincere thanks to breed judge Penny Sands for appreciating both Guy & Lori from an entry of 65 Danes. Also, to Marion Sargent, Working Group judge, who shortlisted Guy to the final 8 in another quality Group. What a day!

A cold day at WELKS

2024-04-27

West of England Ladies Kennel Association Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy 1st Open Dog, CC & BOB Working Group Shortlist (Jr. Cr. Ch. Am. Ch. King Arthur De Casaarabel X Ch. Selmalda ZiZi’s Journey J.W.) Another great day for Lesley and I with Guy winning his second consecutive BOB and thank judge Mandy Thomson for appreciating his qualities. Guy was shortlisted to the final 8 in a super Working Group thanks to judge, Debbie Stansbury. And again Tammy showing off her photography skills! Well done to all the other winners on the day, what a cold day it was!

A long day at Working Pastoral Breeds Association

2024-04-20

Working & Pastoral Breeds Association of Wales Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy 1st Open Dog, CC & BOB Working Group Shortlist (Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori 1st Open Bitch & RCC (Jr. Cr. Ch. Am. Ch. King Arthur De Casaarabel X Ch. Selmalda ZiZi’s Journey J.W.) Lesley and I extend sincere thanks to breed judge Richard Kinsey for appreciating both Guy & Lori from an entry of 54 Danes. Also, to Glynn Payne, Working Group judge, who shortlisted Guy to the final 8 in another quality Group. And Tammy for capturing the photo! Well done to all the other winners on the day!

Top Top Top - 2023

2024-04-01

Lesley & I are delighted to finally receive all of our commemorative rosettes celebrating the achievements of our Danes throughout 2023.

TOP Our Dogs Awards Supplement

2024-02-22

We are delighted with our achievements throughout 2023 and the resulting advertisement in this weeks Our Dogs Awards Supplement. A huge thank you to the judges who have appreciated and rewarded our Danes with top, top honours and to all our friends for allowing us to utilise their breeding, for the support and congratulations on all that we achieve - Thank You!

SWGDC Top 12 Success

2024-01-27

SWGDC 41st League Finals Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy OVERALL SUPER LEAGUE SUPREME WINNER Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori #3 SUPER LEAGUE (Jr. Cr. Ch. Am. Ch. King Arthur De Casaarabel X Ch. Selmalda ZiZi’s Journey J.W.) Lesley & I would like to thank appointed judge Nickie Mackie (Hawksflight) for recognising our Danes and to the many 'congratulations' from fellow Daneites throughout the weekend. Also, many congratulations to those who qualified and were placed during the event. To Carol and the South Western 'Team' - Thank You, a wonderful weekend! Top 12 judge Nicky Mackie's critique - Super League Dogs L & A Chappell's Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy. Imposing muscular but elegant Brindle male, he has a classic head of equal breadth throughout, masculine with strength but not overdone in any way, defined chiselling and well filled under the eye, excellent dark well set oval eyes with an excellent expression, excellent ear set, medium neck with enough reach, set into excellent muscular well sloped shoulders and elbows well under his body, excellent depth of brisket and forechest, defined underline, good withers and firm topline, he has excellent flat bone of substance, stands parallel all round, tight feet, he has a fabulous sweep of stifle and good second thigh, on the move his construction comes together and even in the smaller ring and carpet he moved with a light powerful movement. He stands with an air about him that cannot be denied, they describe the Dane to have a 'look of dash and dare' which he has in abundance. Beautiful Dane. Pleased to award him Super League Supreme Winner.

Top Breeder - 2023 Final Standings

2024-01-09

🏆🥇And the final results are in! 🥇🏆 For the second consecutive year Lesley & I are the Our Dogs/Arden Grange TOP BREEDERS in the WORKING GROUP! Proud doesn't come close and would like to thank everyone that helped us achieve this accolade.

Top Dog 2023 - Final Standings

2024-01-05

We were delighted that for the third consecutive year Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy is confirmed as Top Great Dane! As you can see, in such a quality Working Group, he was fifth overall! Thanks to all who have appreciated him.

Ladies Kennel Association

2023-12-09

Ladies Kennel Association Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy 1st Open Dog & CC (#50!). Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori 2nd Open B*tch. (Jr. Cr. Ch. Am. Ch. King Arthur De Casaarabel X Ch. Selmalda ZiZi’s Journey J.W.) Lesley and I express sincere thanks to breed judge Gary Hooker not only for this milestone CC but also the lovely comments about our Danes - thank you. Many congratulations to all the other winners on the day especially our dear friends John, Heather & Candice with their BOB! So, so sorry we couldn't stay for the Group. And of course Tammy for capturing the photo, what would we do without you! That's a wrap for the 2023 campaign! And relax. Judge Gary Hookers critique - Class 1683 OD (6 Entries) Abs: 0 1st: 5454 CHAPPELL, Ms & Mr Lesley & Adam Ch Selmalda Jealous Guy(AI) Beautifully marked brindle, shown in excellent condition. I have given this dog the reserve cc when he was just into junior and knew he was going to be something very special - he’s been at the top of his game ever since. Powerful and well-muscled all through, excellent head shape, a better croup would complete the picture. He moved out well as always, powerful and strong - I believe this was his 50th cc - huge congratulations, an amazing achievement. Handled expertly as always.

Back 2 Back BEST IN SHOW Awards

2023-11-26

At The Great Dane Club & Great Dane Breeders & Owners Association Open Shows it was Back 2 Back BEST IN SHOWs for 🏆🏆🏆 Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori 🏆🏆🏆 (Jr. Cr. Ch. Am. Ch. King Arthur De Casaarabel X Ch. Selmalda ZiZi’s Journey J.W.) Lesley and I over the moon! Well done to all the other winners on the day and also to two of our most senior Clubs for their hard work and generous gifts.

BEST IN SHOW 1 - Oh Lori!

2023-11-26

From an entry of 63 Danes judge Tom Mather chose Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori as his overall Best In Show at The Great Dane Clubs 140th Anniversary Open Show. Judge Tom Mathers critique - Open 1st Chappells Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori. Best In Show. Fawn. Strongly made, majestic and elegant with really good muscle tone. Lovely head of good length and strength. Excellent forehand. Stands naturally with legs set well under body. Good depth of brisket with some cut up and strong loin. Well angulated and moved out well with some drive from her good quarters.

BEST IN SHOW 2 - Oh Lori!

2023-11-26

At The Great Dane Breeders & Owners Association Open Show judge Neil Morgan awarded Best In Show to Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori.

Top TOP WORKING Breeder!

2023-11-08

In this weeks edition of Our Dogs the latest standing in the Arden Grange Top Breeder awards are listed. Lesley and I are delighted to see that we are Top Breeder within the Working Group! We are thrilled and honoured to find ourselves here at this late stage in the show calendar year, so proud of our Great Danes.

Midland Counties with the Double!

2023-10-29

Midland Counties CS - Another incredible day with their 7th 'Double'! Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori 1st Open Bitch, CC (#17) & BOB - WORKING GROUP Shortlist (7) from Bill Browne-Cole Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy 1st Open Dog, CC (#49) (Jr. Cr. Ch. Am. Ch. King Arthur De Casaarabel X Ch. Selmalda ZiZi’s Journey J.W.) Lesley and I were bowled over with another super day! Special thanks to breed judge David Simpson for appreciating both Lori and Guy. Many thanks to Candice for stepping in with Lori, to Tammy for capturing the photo and for all the congratulations on this special day as well as those who stayed to support in the Group. Well done to all other winners on the day.

Our Dogs Arden Grange TOP DOG Competition

2023-10-24

The Working Group is full of quality this year so Lesley and I are naturally delighted to see Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy right up there with the cream.

South Wales KA!

2023-10-15

What an amazing day in Wales! South Wales Kennel Association Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy 1st Open Dog, CC & BOB (#47) Working Group 2 Margaret Wildman (Jr. Cr. Ch. Am. Ch. King Arthur De Casaarabel X Ch. Selmalda ZiZi’s Journey J.W.) Lesley and I extend sincere thanks to breed judge Lee Reynolds for appreciating Guy from an entry of 65 Danes. Also, to Margaret Wildman, Working Group judge, who awarded Guy a smashing Group 2 in such another quality Group. Lesley and I extend special thanks to Working Group judge Margaret Wildman for this special Group placing and wonderful critique - 'Group 2 was awarded to the Brindle Great Dane, Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy, with a super sharp profile outline, fabulous headpiece and that characteristic look of Dash & Dare that we like to see. This boy just oozed quality with his classic head piece and wonderful form. I liked his clean cheeks, neat high set ears and expressive dark eyes. He had a beautiful long neck that was clean, nicely arched and let into shoulders that were muscular and sloping back at the correct angle; his body was shapely and well covered and I liked his big flat bone and tight cat like feet. This boy had bags of attitude and he was shown and handled to advantage. He moved around the ring with a sure-footed easy action whilst retaining his topline on the go.'

GDC Of Wales - BEST!

2023-10-15

What an amazing day in Wales! Great Dane Club of Wales Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy 1st Open Dog, CC & BIS (#48) Many thanks to judge Pat Townend for this super accolade. Judge Pat Townends critique - Open (4) 1. Chappells Ch Selmalda Jealous Guy (AI) I really like this brindle boy he combines size substance and elegance, lovely headpeace dark eye and soft expression,so well made throughout and moved with ease a worthy ambassador of the breed DCC and BIS.

TOP BREEDER 3/4 Stage

2023-10-03

After concluding 2022 as Top Breeder in the WORKING Group it is safe to say that Lesley and I are more than happy with our standing at the 3/4 stage for 2023!

SKC

2023-09-29

Scottish Kennel Club Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy 1st Open Dog, CC (#46) & BOB WORKING GROUP Shortlist (7) from Barrie Croft Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori 2nd Open Bitch, RCC (Jr. Cr. Ch. Am. Ch. King Arthur De Casaarabel X Ch. Selmalda ZiZi’s Journey J.W.) Lesley and I have had another super, long, day at SKC today. Sincere thanks to breed judge Paul Harding for his appreciation of our Danes and also his very complimentary comments following completion of judging. Thanks to all for the congratulations and well done to all other winners. Judge Paul Hardings critique - OD 1st Chappell's Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy. Three years old powerful male full of breed type, masculine head and expression, correct ears, dark eye with skull and muzzle strength, correct bite and dentition, well muscled neck with good reach, shoulders well laid, super front and depth of brisket, well off for bone and rib, excellent topline with bang on tailset, perfect rear angulations, well muscled and showed on the move holding topline in side gait and keeping his balance at all times. CC & BOB. Judge Paul Hardings critique - OB 2nd Chappell's Ch. Selmalda Oh Lori. Three years old oozing breed type, pushed one all the way, feminine head and expression, excellent ears, dark eye with excellent skull to muzzle ratio, correct bite and dentition, excellent reach of neck with well laid shoulders, excellent front, well off for bone and rib, excellent topline and rear angulations, moved out with purpose, covering the ground well. RCC.

Belfast DSS - 45!

2023-09-24

Lesley and I were over to the Eikon Centre where Belfast DSS had appointed Sharon Pinkerton to judge the breed. Our owner bred Brindle male, Ch. Selmalda Jealous Guy won his Open Dog class and was awarded his 45th CC! It was great to see both Fiona and Andy and of course their beautiful dogs, Margot and Jeff. Int. & Ir. Ch. Selmalda After All At Sundasac, owned jointly between us, was awarded 3rd place in Open Bitch! A long journey for us!