In Memoriam

In Memoriam:

Wanni von der Wienerau & Jicy de la Taspelmatt

Wanni von der Wienerau & Jicy de la Taspelmatt

Wanni Wienerau

Wanni Wienerau

Jicy 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, Wanni and Jicy, have both afforded me that privilege. 


It is a form of anguish to tell you about them, because I miss them every day, no matter how time passes. Now gone to the Rainbow Bridge after their many years of devotion, they hold a special place in my heart that is theirs only.  Both of them are fuel for my passion for this breed, and the desire to continue their Wienerau bloodlines is very much a part of the Globalhaus breeding philosophy.


Wanni, the daughter of VA1 Vanta von der Wienerau, came to live with me right after 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 this achievement rests with the genius of Herr Walter Martin, her breeder. Wanni went on to achieve achieve double VA1 Siegerin titles here in the U.S., following in the footsteps of her mother.  In 2010, the W litter Globalhaus was born, and I finally had the chance to name a puppy after her.


Our North American Siegerin VA1 Nicoll von der Ochsenfurt, (Mother of Globalhaus Litters F, M, and T and X) is a descendent of Wanni’s as is our female Cina von Dironca (Mother of Globalhaus Litters E, L, R and our second A Litter.)  Wanni’s 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 Xcel’s daughter Mischa von Wilhendorf  (Mother of Globalhaus Litter H J, and P.)  Mischa is also very special to us in that she is a daughter of our VA1 male, Hoss vom Hirmer Teich, aka as Mopsy.


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 here 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 at the Canadian Championships.


Lastly, I would be remiss if I didn’t thank the Henkel family, John Sr., Sue, John Erich, and Karen, for bringing both of these females into my life and forging my early years in the breed.  I am forever grateful to them for the friendship and the kindred partnership we have shared over many years, and for many to come.

The Rainbow Bridge
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