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Waltruat at JunesWaltraut was a founder of the LCA (LEONBERGER CLUB OF AMERICA) and served on the board of directors from 1985 to 1991 and 1999 to 2005. She was integral in establishing our breeding standards through her work on the Breeding Committee over the span of 27 years. In 1998 she helped to bring to life the LCA Health Committee for the specific purpose of focusing on health issues relevant to the breed. Several years later she played a prominent role in co-founding the Leonberger Health Foundation, which continues to do good work on Leonberger health issues both nationally and with its international partners. Waltraut was a breeder of Leonbergers from the beginning of the LCA. In 1999 she was part of the first round of judges that were grandfathered in by the LCA as LCA approved judges. Waltraut has the distinction of being the only LCA Club judge who has had training as an FCI judge of Leonbergers, and she is uniquely qualified in this regard. However, setting aside all of the accomplishments and accolades, Waltraut was simply a bright light of passion for the Leonberger breed, and even after her untimely death from cancer in 2012 she continues to be an inspiration to always do more and better for the Leonberger breed.

2 Responses to “Waltraut Ziher”

  1. Teri Angcos
    30 March 2013 at 14:35

    Thank you, Guido for including this beautiful tribute to Waltraut. Keeping her spirit and passion alive helps all of us to remember such a wonderful human being. We miss you, Waltraut!

    • admin
      1 April 2013 at 14:04

      I totally agree with you. When we loose these kind of friends we loose unique and irreplaceable values.

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