Murdoch is a two year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier. He is a fabulous boy who has spent over a year in rescue. He is currently in foster care and this is what his carer has to say about him. “I am more used to bigger dogs, medium to large, rather than smaller ones, but what Murdoch may lack in stature he more than makes up for with a huge happy personality and an enormous, affectionate heart. I’ll say that again because I cannot emphasis enough the happy personality and the love he gives. I swear he smiles. When he plays, when he runs towards you, there’s an ear to ear great big smile on his face and when he gets petted I’m sure I can see him grinning.
Having been in a rescue centre rather than a house for some time and being a young dog, I anticipated basically starting all over with him, house training, walking on the lead, sit, wait, all the basic stuff. However, he is clean in house which is a gold star right away and is pretty good at walking on the lead too once the initial excitement of going out dies down. He is eager to please so I imagine the other bits will come, with some treats for incentive and time, but he does understand “No” which is a good place to start and he is already remembering “Sit.” I have left him in the house for short periods of time and although he initially wasn’t happy about it there was no damage done. I imagine that he has not spent much time alone having had other dogs and rescue centre staff around for so long but am sure he will get the idea. He does however travel very well in the car/van.
In Murdoch I see a faithful, loving companion for some lucky person. He simply hoovers up affection and gives as much and more right back. Although I have not allowed it, if you let him he will happily be your lap dog. He is a nice boy to have around. Somebody out there needs him, they just don’t realise it yet.”
Murdoch is dog friendly and could easily live with a calm female. Poor Murdoch thinks he should give up hope. It’s just his fate that he was born a staffie. I’m sure he closes his eyes and dreams of being a fluffy poodle or gorgeous golden whatever – and having people fight over homing him. Instead of that, he is continually overlooked. He’s only aStaffordshire Bull Terrier after all.