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Murphy

Golden Retriever

Overall satisfaction

4.25/5

Acquired: Other (stray, given dog by friend etc.)

Gender: Male

Training: Attended conferences / shows

Quick to learn and train

3/5

Emotionally stable

5/5

Family oriented

4/5

Child safety

5/5

Safe with small pets

5/5

Doesn’t bark a lot

3/5

Health

5/5

Easy to groom

2/5

Great watch dog

3/5

Great guard dog

2/5

Alert, Friendly, Loveable Lunk

By

United States

Posted August 19, 2015

Murphy was a gentle giant who came to us from some friends of my then-husband. His owners had moved, and he needed a new home.

At first, we kept him in the backyard - where he barked nearly constantly. He didn't like not seeing what was going on. We moved his outdoor quarters to the front and he loved it! He usually napped on the front stoop, happily watching the neighbors go up and down the street, not making a sound!

He was great with the kids. They were nearly 1 and nearly 5 when we got him. They both loved him and he was extremely gentle with both.

Though he mostly lived outside with us, he had impeccable house manners when he was inside.

Though alert, friendly, and loveable, Murphy's fault was that he was dumb as a brick. He was really sweet in his dim-wittedness, though.

We really hated to let him go - but post-divorce and post-foreclosure, a move to a "no pets" apartment meant we had to find him a new home. I would have liked to have kept him longer.

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