Crouse's Pride Kennels was founded in honor & memory of Deriek Wayne Crouse, EOW December 8, 2011. Deriek exemplified Ut Prosim and loved the German Shepherd Dog. We remeber JoBeth's cousin every day by working, training, & improving a breed he held so dear. We strongly believe in Ut Prosim (that I may serve) which was Deriek's department motto and all of the dogs we breed go home with that name.
JoBeth has grown up around dogs her whole life. She grew interested in Schutzhund as she further studied the German Shepherd Dog. She has been in the sport for almost 5 years now and is currently working with her new dog, Ivan. She is also dedicated to producing quality German Shepherd Dogs and enjoys researching pedigrees.
Daniel became involved in Schutzhund in 2014 as a club helper, training under the guidance of Piedmont Schutzhund Club's training director Richard Shook. He has dedicated himself to becoming a better training and trial helper, and worked the front half of the IPO3 dogs at the 2016 UScA Southeast Regional Championship, in addition to multiple club trials.
He also trains his dogs Raikkonen and Bessa. He recently earned a perfect 100 point score in the protection phase of his IPO1 with Raikkonen.