Despite his small size, he is quite powerful. Having slightly less HP than the legendary deathclaw and slightly more than a deathclaw alpha male, he may kill players who are caught off guard (which can be very possible if you walk up to the dog house without expecting him there). However, Stripe will only pursue the player as far as the fountain before retreating back to the doghouse. He also cannot perform the leap attack that other deathclaws can, and due to his small size he can't outrun the player somewhat limiting his threat.
Be on-guard around house #103 with Wild Wasteland (only way to find 'Stripe'). Stripe spawns in the backyard doghouse and can easily kill unsuspecting low-level players. He will only chase the player as far as the fountain if the player is fleeing from Stripe.
In addition to the chicken leg, the letters forming Gabe's name on the doghouse have been taken down, and replaced with letters spelling out "STRIPE".
If you loot a deathclaw hand from Stripe, then drop it next to his body it will be the same size a regular deathclaw hand.
Stripe is a reference to the lead antagonist in the film Gremlins. Stripe has a somewhat similar appearance to the leader of the Gremlins named Stripe. Gremlins had a preference for chicken which is why a chicken leg is present. At the end of the film, he dies in a fountain similar to the one in the center of Higgs Village, which Stripe refuses to go near.