Yorkies by Diane

Quality AKC Registered Yorkies

Welcome and History


Strickland Farms is home to Talmadge and Diane Strickland.

We are located on a 40 acre farm in the community of

Oxford. (By The Villages) We are located about 20 miles

south of Ocala and within an hour of Gainesville, Tampa and

Orlando. We previously raised hay, cattle and meat goats; but

now concentrate on our yorkies.


We moved to the country from Winter Haven 22+years ago to raise our

 son,Travis, on a farm. We were very involved with 4H and Boy

Scouts, spending countless days traveling to fairs with his

Dairy Cows, steers and hogs. When Travis entered college, we turned our 

attention to raising our Yorkie  pups.


Talmadge (Tal) is a retired Paramedic now taking care of the

yorkies full time and Diane is an RN working at Ambient Healthcare

as their Director of Nursing. Most of our spare time is

spent caring for our "four-legged kids" but we do enjoy fishing

together and taking cruises.  We have a weekend home in the town

of Suwannee where we enjoy fishing and airboating! Diane

has taken up bicycle riding-mainly charity rides for Juvenile

Diabetes, MS and other worthy causes.  


The remaining members of our family are: Tal Jr and his

wife Angie. They just moved back to Florida from Las Vegas where they were 

stationed in the Air Force.  Tal works on computers at   

 as a military contractor. Toni, who

works in law enforcment in Bartow and is mom to our grandson Leland; Lacey, who is a

probation officer in Gainesville and mom to our grandson,

Tucker; Travis, who sells cars in Avon Park for Houston Motors and last

but not least are our "four legged kids" who I will introduce in the next paragraph.


The Yorkies: Summer Louis is the Matriarch of our group,

she is now retired, as are all 3 of her daughters, Autumn,

April and Abigail. (Unfortuntely we lost Abigail this year) Autumn's daughter, Spring- is

now also retired from breeding and is a therapy dog.

Other retired and rehomed girls/boys are Kahlua, Holly, Daisy and Shadow.

We currently have  Pixie, Dixie, Glory Bee,  Mattie Mae,

April Marie, Lillie Belle, Jessie's Girl,  and Jewel. Our AKC breeding male is Tonka Toy. 

We have a neutered male as a mascot, Mr B. He is the son of April (and

our fishing buddy)  Then we can't forget Dolce and Precious, both daughters of

Tonka's. Dolce has a bad knee but has won Tal's heart and and

Precious (at only 2 lbs ) was just too darn cute to sell! They both

now resides with us as pampered pets!

We are involved in the Juvenile Diabetes Research

Foundation as Diane's sister and nephew are both Juvenile

Diabetics. We have donated two yorkie pups to JDRF Galas that

were "auctioned" to raise funds for JDRF research. Daisy's pup, 

Titan, raised $4600 for Juvenile Diabetes! He now resides in a

wonderful home in Colorado. The female pup was April's puppy,

her name is Julep (as in "Mint Julep") She raised

another $4600 for Juvenile Diabetes research and now lives

with a great family just outside Denver.



Juvenile Diabetes: Diane has ridden her bicycle in

Death Valley, LaCrosse Wisconsin and Nashville Tennessee to raise funds for Juvenile

Diabetes. These were a group efforts with her sisters and

other friends and family members. Our team name is Sisters

On Bikes. Over 3 Million dollars were raised from those 3 bike rides alone for JRF!






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