Roche Jaune’s Triumph of Celhaus CD CGC TDInc

September 14, 1994 – September 9, 2002

OFA hips: GS-46791G58F-T
OFA elbows: GS-EL6169-T
OFA cardiac: GS-CA2/21F/P-T
OFA thyroid: GS-TH2/21F-T
CERF: GS-577/2002-94
Von Willebrand’s Disease free

See my good-bye to Glory

Glory’s breeder used to do Search and Rescue, and 3 of Glory’s siblings and several aunts, uncles and cousins went for that. I have always thought Search & Rescue was one of the greatest services a dog could perform, so Glory’s SAR background was one of the reasons I bought her.  One of Glory’s pups from her first litter went for Search & Rescue and certified field-ready at 6 months, which is extremely early, the average age being 12 – 18 months. She has siblings and relations doing Schutzhund as well. Glory had a fantastic outgoing, bubbly, impish personality and was quite intelligent. She had an over-developed sense of humor and loved to tease the other dogs and people. She had strong play drive, no retrieving drive but tons of food drive, and loved obedience as long as there was food. Tracking was very good. Jumping was fantastic. Glory was an excellent Therapy Dog (registered with Therapy Dogs Incorporated) and regularly visited the nursing homes with me.  She had 2 legs towards her CDX title before agility came on the scene and we switched to training for that since she liked it so much better.

She was a sweetheart and until her illness was very nice looking, elegant, with flowing movement. She passed her elegance and alertness onto her pups. Glory was OFA hips (good), elbows, thyroid and heart certified. She also was Von Willebrand’s Disease free (bleeding disorder) and her eyes were CERF certified.  From the spinal myelopathy results of her kids and grandkids since the OFA DM gene test came out, I’m sure Glory was clear of that mutation.

Glory was a Uran vom Wildsteiger Land granddaughter, Felix and Xaver von Arminius.  On her dam’s side she was a Quando von Arminius and Siro vom Seeblick great-granddaughter. Her sire was a Uran Wildsteiger Land son, Quibo von Schloss Matzen. Glory was Palme von Wildsteiger Land 3,4; Nick von der Wienerau 4,5; Fina vom Badsee 4,5; Lassy von der Burgmuhle 4,5; Jupp vom Haus Loverich 4,5; Kuno vom Weidtweg 5,5; Reza vom Haus Beck 5,6; Ute vom Haus Loverich 5,6.

I was extremely pleased with her first litter, June 1997. She was an easy and eager breeder, an exceptionally easy whelper, the pups were super vigorous, and she was a model mother. We had visitors from the time the pups were 5 hours old and she welcomed everyone and showed off her babies with pride. One thing I especially noted about her was that she never spoiled the pups. Once they were a week old, when she returned to the whelping bed she would not lay around them but off on the side and wait for them to sense and find her. She did this the whole time they were here, as they got older laying farther from them, giving them all kinds of exercises to use their noses and develop some gumption. She also showed them the dry food and taught each one to eat it. She allowed Bless to interact, play and “aunt” them after they were a week old, and she allowed my cat, Toby (who is convinced he is a German Shepherd also) to snuggle with them at a little over a week. He helped raise the pups, too, spending a lot of time with them and letting them maul him as they grew older.

Glory was scheduled to be bred in 1997 to G-Cliff vd Dauda Farm SchH3, FH, AD, TD in April but he was been retired from stud just before Glory came in heat.  He had to have back surgery for an old injury that flared up.  I was very lucky to be able to breed to an extremely promising son of his, Chilocs Homeboy vom Illertal (“Levi”), who has his SchHI.  See Ashi’s page and the Glory Pups page to see how this litter turned out.

I drove 4000 miles in 1998 to breed her to an Andy son.  I only got one puppy, whom I kept.  That was Jubilee.  Glory had two very nice litters by my male, Droll.  One male, Kobi, did extremely well in Schutzhund.

Glory became deathly ill on March 19th. I was gone for three hours to teach a class, leaving her perfectly normal, returning to find her nearly paralyzed, acting like she’d had a stroke. She spent a week in Intensive Care at the vets’, with none of the three of them (or me) thinking she’d walk out of there. They finally diagnosed her with “steroid responsive suppurative meningitis”, which is a swelling of the spinal cord caused by some kind of immune response. The vets generally agree a weaker dog would have died. She had too much courage and too much will to live to let something like that get her down–traits which she has passed on to her progeny.  For 6 months she refused to let her weakness keep her from playing, though my heart broke as I watched her acting like an old dog–avoiding the others when they jumped up and down and would bump her, refusing to even try to get on the bed or couch because she kept losing her balance and falling backwards when she tried to go up.  We are suspicious that this was triggered by her booster shots on March 1st.

Glory was one classy girl and has passed on her nice structure, athleticism, superb mothering instinct, merry personality, and high nose drive to her kids and grandkids.  Goodbye, my friend.  You were one of a kind.