Gretchen is a complete sweetheart. The best 95# lapdog you've ever met. She lives for snuggles and needs daily walks or runs to keep her energy level. She was rescued from the streets and is an incorrigible counter-thief and trash-thief. Even though her voice is deep and intimidating, I've had kids fall on her and even had to dig cooked chicken bones out of her mouth and we've never been bitten. She doesn't even fight the tom cat that picks on her, but she gets riled up when we tickle our children! She has a protective streak with an awesome temperament.