Strickland’s methods are proven. Her
training and competition records are unmatched, and she has
trained thousands of dogs and their handlers.
I was one of those handlers. I consider myself lucky to have
befriended such a wonderful person who shares the same personal
the German Shepherd Dog as I. While
assigned to the NYPD K-9 Unit in the
1980’s, I contacted Mrs. Strickland after reading one of her books. I was preparing for competition in the United States Police Canine Association and was hungry for
knowledge and obedience
techniques. So I began my search for the
best trainers known!
A personal friend of mine (Don Steerling), who was a K-9 officer and trainer for the Suffolk County Police Department with over 25 years of experience donated his time training me on weekends. This went on for years! However; I felt that I needed more precise training. That’s when I contacted Mrs. Strickland. I remember being nervous while talking to her and she quickly put me at ease! She was outgoing and forthcoming in sharing her obedience training methods & techniques with me. During that time we became friends and it has lasted to present time. One of the first & most important things I remember Mrs. Strickland telling me, was to “trust my dog – trust my dog”! That advice earned me a perfect score in obedience during the USPCA trails and more importantly, kept me alive on the streets of NYC. I knew someday I was going to own one of her dogs. That was my goal and my dream! Twenty years passed and that dream and goal became reality.
In June of
2000, I purchased a female German Shepherd Dog from Winifred
Wynthea’s Kennels. I named her Wynthea’s
Jaycee. Mrs. Strickland bred her Sire: Wynthea’s Ace of Diamonds UDX, CGC, TDI (Obedience Trail Champion) OFA, to her Dam:
Allie Vom Kirschental (German Herding Champion) “A” stamped. Out of that litter I got my little girl
“Jaycee”. By the time Jaycee was 8
months old she won her CD, (Highest score in the FT. Myers Dog Show 199
points). This show was the most
memorable for me. The reason being, a
ring judge came up to me and stated “Your dog was perfect, you were
for that, a point was taken away. The
judge then asked me a question, “is that a Strickland dog”? I replied, “yes”… The
judge smiled and walk away.
Parents are shown on the front of
As you can see from the litter, Jaycee’s offspring are magnificently gorgeous and portrays the ideal German Shepherd characteristics and qualities.
passed and 3 years later, I decided to breed Wynthea’s Jaycee again. This time to one of Mrs. Strickland’s
personal dogs Georg. I first met Georg six
years ago, with
my son Bryce
after driving 17 hours from
Georg will be bred to my Jaycee in
the summer of 2006. Expecting to whelp a litter in the fall of