Yes, I remember that Germans do not think highly of Americans when it comes to dogs.
The last time we were stationed in Germany, a German couple adopted a bordercollie from the German animal shelter (Tierheim). The border collie had been left behind in housing by a military family.
Your girl looks like a German bred Golden, that is why I asked
I am glad that you are giving Ellie a good home and that she is making strides and getting better Thank you for adopting Ellie