Sweet Gertie arrived Nov 6, 2015 and was presented at the Fall Luncheon in Portland, OR. Fred and Michele will be raising her. It is their first puppy to raise. Gertie is off to Boring on Dec 19 to start her breeder evaluation as a possible breeder for GDB. Good luck to Gertie the Great. Your raisers have done a wonderful job! Gertie has been taken out of the breeder evaluation, altered and is waiting to be put in a training string. Good news, Bad news. Gertie was career changed while in last phase, phase 8 but is now being considered for another service as a possible hearing dog or other type. Gertie is with Service Dogs Inc in Texas training to be a hearing alert dog and doing well in her training.