Facts About Me
Breed Ridgeback Staffy Cross
Age 17 Months
Size 27 kgs
More About Me
Likes, Dislikes, Fears, Endearments and Quirks
Murphy is a playful, happy and affectionate young dog who loves people, especially kids.
While he is usually happy and playful he can also be anxious at home if not given enough exercise - pacing and being on alert if there is something near the fence line.
He can become nervous during storms and gets an upset tummy if he eats raw food - all is fine when fed Delicate Care dry dog biscuits.
He loves his food, playing with other dogs and going for walks.
Active person or couple looking for a playful, affectionate and active companion.
As Murphy is an Alpha male, he needs a firm but kind owner able to confidently control a strong dog but also provide cuddles and pats as well.
Even though he can cope alone he loves people and should not have to compromise hence, will thrive in a home where someone is home more often than not.
Murphy will not suit homes where people live in very close proximity to each other with small outside areas e.g. villas, units, apartment complexes, terrace houses, strata complexes etc.
As Murphy is people orientated he needs to be part of family activities.
He will not suit homes with residents that are:
Tolerance to Being Alone During the Day
Will alert to something strange but is not currently a nuisance barker.
Murphy will suit any of the following:
Medium to High - cannot miss a day otherwise Murphy will not settle and will be on alert and pace around the yard..
When ON a lead ...
He is usually well behaved. At times Murphy will ignore another dog passing by and other times may pull, growl and bark. Unpredictable.
When OFF a lead ...
Murphy is playful at the park and knows to be gentle with smaller dogs.
Type of Yard Required
Medium to large interesting and secure.
Reason For Rehoming?
As Murphy has grown he has become too strong for his owner to manage. This means he is not getting enough exercise or mental stimulation resulting in him being unable to settle and becoming hyper vigilant around the home. His owner has looked after him very well and loves him very much but can't manage. She says he has never shown aggression to her young boys.
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