Wanni von der Wienerau
Jicy de la Taspelmatt
It is said, and rightly so, that true breeders realize there is no stronger wealth than the quality of the females in their breeding program. One of the great joys in breeding is the experience of seeing offspring develop over many generations. These two females have both afforded me that privilege. Now gone to the Rainbow Bridge after their many years of devotion, they hold a special place in my heart that can never be replaced.
It is a form of anguish to tell you about them, because I miss them every day, no matter how time passes. But their story is part of our story. When Jochen and I met, he still had one of Wanniís daughters, Quaifa von der Wienerau as part of his Lachenerweg breeding program in Germany. Our joint love for the Wienerau lines is the fuel for our passion for the breed, and our desire to continue these bloodlines is very much a part of our breeding philosophy.
Wanni, the daughter of VA1 Vanta von der Wienerau, came to live with me after her her remarkable VA4 placement at the 1994 World Championships, the very same year her mother was the World Siegerin for the second time. The credit for their achievement rests with the genius of Herr Walter Martin, their breeder. Wanni went on to achieve achieve double Siegerin titles here in the U.S., following in the footsteps of her mother.
Our North American Siegerin VA1 Nicoll von der Ochsenfurt (Mother of Globalhaus Litters F, M, and T) is a descendent of Wanniís as is our newest female Cina von Dironca (Mother of Globalhaus Litters E, L, and R). Wanniís daughter from her first U.S. born litter, VA Liesa von Wilhendorf (my word what a pistol she was as a pup) has also continued her line through her daughter Xcel von Wilhendorf, and Xcelís daughter Mischa von Wilhendorf (Mother of Globalhaus Litter H and J.) Mischa is also very special to us in that she is also a daughter of our VA1 male Hoss vom Hirmer Teich.
Jicy came to live with me after the loss of Wanni in 2002. Born in France, she was the daughter of 2 X VA Esko von der Wienerau. She placed V9 at the World Championships and went on to earn 2 VA titles in the United States. At first I was afraid to love her fully after the loss of Wanni, but over time I came to love her just as much. It was a great joy to watch her daughter VA Tyra von Wilhendorf win the Vice Siegerin title this year at the Canadian Championships.
Lastly, I would be remiss if I didnít thank the Henkel family for bringing both of these females into my life and forging my early years in the breed. We are grateful to them for the friendship and partnership we have shared over many years, and for many to come.
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