Leading the way to Chinook magic!

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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. 

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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
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    Murphy was a handsome puppy!

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    Murphy at 6 months

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    Murphy at 11 months

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    Murphy's first sled run!

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    Murphy is a working dog!

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    Murphy x Maddy Litter

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    Murpy at four years

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    Murphy's son Ull

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    Murphy greets his daughter Arya

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    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
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