Murphy means “Sea Warrior” in Gaelic, and it is a fitting name for a Chinook that is part of a Navy family! Murphy is everything I hoped for in his litter- his father’s historic size, substance, heavy bone and wonderful plush coat with his mother’s structure and movement. Murphy has a truly magnificent broad head with classic preferred Chinook markings. He also has a lovely broad chest and excellent front angulation. Most importantly, he has a wonderful temperament- happy, playful, sweet and outgoing. He is excellent with children and other dogs. Check out the pictures of him and two of his puppies (slideshow at right)!
Murphy has sired two litters, and has produced puppies with good conformation and type. In particular, Murphy passes on his excellent front angulation and chest, something lacking in many Chinooks. He has also produced good size in his puppies. He bears a strong resemblance to his mother Tikaani, and to Chinook himself! With such beautiful Chinook freighting “type” and proper conformation, Murphy earned his UKC Conformation Championship at just 10 months old in a single weekend of showing. He topped that by earning his Grand Championship in just two more weekends!! Murphy tried his paw at sledding in the Winter of 2011, and proved he inherited his mother’s strong work ethic. He settled quickly into pulling and his strength is a huge asset on a team.
Murphy lives with his family in Southern New Jersey. He has passed all of his health clearances and has semen frozen with Zoetis. He is available for a final litter, via natural or frozen. Information on his siblings and relatives available on request. Check Facebook for more pictures!
Formal Name: GR CH Bashaba Murphy DNA-VIP Date of Birth: 14 July 2009 Sire: CH Channahon's Northern Kodiak Dam:GR CH GreatMountain Lyric Tikaani Status: Intact Location: Northern VA, New Jersey
Murphy was a handsome puppy!
Murphy at 6 months
Murphy at 11 months
Murphy's first sled run!
Murphy is a working dog!
Murphy x Maddy Litter
Murpy at four years
Murphy's son Ull
Murphy greets his daughter Arya
Murphy and his Mama Tikaani
PennHIP 70th %ile Distraction Index of 0.44/Cavitation No evidence of Degenerative Joint Disease CERF Normal (September 2012) Clear of Seizures & Allergies Anasarca Carrier