Gripp von der Rhineberg CGN
Gripp has a special story because she is a special girl. She comes from a very well known breeder who imports and produces some extremely hard core working dogs. Gripp's mother was well known in the working world and her puppies very sought after. Gripp was sold to a "breeder" on the Island here where her only value was in producing babies. To make a long story short, because Gripp's lines are so driven and intense they are very hard for the average person to handle. Gripp was mistreated due to her owner's inexperience and lack of skill with a dog of this caliber. When she outgrew her welcome where she was she was traded to another breeder who immediately knew this dog was too much to handle and that's where I picked her up.
Gripp is a WONDERFUL, loving, sweet - albeit extreme - dog. By the time I got my hands on her there was a lot of baggage but that didn't stop her from being a manic in protection. The drive and determination that she exhibits makes her the "most" dog that I have ever handled personally. She has passed some of her best qualities down to her daughter Reza who is currently in training for all kinds of things. I have used Gripp as a learning opportunity. She has proven to be quite the challenge, juggling her drives and natural temperament, with her past handling experiences (which were not very nice I am sure - to this day she cowers if you even look like you are going to get mad. It breaks my heart. It has lessened with time but it's still there) with ZERO training until I started at 4.5 years old.
Gripp has found love and security with us. She is a happy girl who now gets to live in the house and sleep on the bed and go on trips and runs in the woods and romps at the beach. She continues to teach me the finesse of handling a dog of her quality. To put it in simple terms, she's like driving a Ferrari when the best you have ever driven is a Lexus!