Little-man Echo as you can tell by looking at him is NOT a full blooded German Shepherd. Echo is actually a mix breed working dog. He is half Dutch Shepherd and half Belgium Malinois . Echo was brought into our breeding pool to add a little more work ethic and athleticism to our dogs. Echo is by not a mean dog at all. He is actually a bit shy but his prey drive is through the roof! Once he latches onto something there is no turning it loose!
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.