Today we lost our corner stone German Shepherd Yoda. He was 13 years old. We knew this day was coming but it did not make it any easier. He was the BOSS of the kennels right up until the last day. He loved puppies, female dogs, and people. He hated birds and other male dogs! HE also loved to stand at the gate of Jauger's kennel and stare him into his dog house. Jauger knew he was the boss even when he could hardly walk. Yoda would stand there and stare at him and he'd cower in his dog house until Yoda walked away. He loved laying in the shade and hanging out close to whoever was working in the yard. If you left your vehicle door open he'd jump in ready to ride! Yoda we're gonna miss you buddy!
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.