This handsome fella is Dio. He is one of our pups from Grace & Jauger. He lives with Morgan Lino in Summerfield, NC. Here is what we have learned Dio has been up to:
Today Dio is 24 weeks old, so we wanted to give you a 6 month update! He is 52lbs! He has grown so fast! I also attached some pictures because he is so handsome :) He has been doing fantastic! We’ve continued his training and he has become quite obedient! Dio has begun attending Schutzhund Club meetings and definitely has the drives for it! He goes nuts for the flirt pole and doesn’t have to be told twice when asked to bark! When working, he is intense and high energy. I think he really enjoys the sport. At home he enjoys his little jobs like carrying in a piece of mail or picking up the laundry that I drop. When he isn’t playing fetch (its impossible to tear him away from a tennis ball) or napping on my bed, he likes to watch the cats. Maybe one day they will play with him… His best friend is a German shepherd mix puppy that is only one day older Dio. Their morning play date has become a part of our walking routine. Dio is wonderfully behaved in public and loves to go for car rides! The park is easily his favorite place to go, especially when he sees geese to chase. Tomorrow we’re going to a dog friendly pool to see if he enjoys water, but I doubt he will be interested in getting in. On our last beach trip, the water was too scary for him. The entire family adores Dio and he couldn’t be a better fit for our family.
My name is Ryan Strickland and my wife Anita and I fell in love with the white dog, "Ziva" on the our dogs page. I found an older male "Yoda" and brought him home and we talked it over and decided to branch out Strickland's Kennels into NE Cape Fear GSD. Strickland's Kennels was a working retriever kennels that bred, raised, trained, and hunt tested retriever. We bred Golden and Chesapeake Bay Retriever since the early 1990's. I still train a retriever every so often for myself as a hunting dog or for a special client. We've been breeding and raising dogs since 1993.