Murphy is a rescue and the best dog I have ever had. He is extremely smart (many tricks and a large vocabulary from listening to conversations). Murphy is a herder and loves other dogs. He is less friendly towards strangers and becomes very affectionate once he knows you. Murphy is 12 years old, but still acts like a puppy at times. He is very beautiful and still gets a lot of attention wherever we go. He does not like hot weather and often needs a fan on him. He has a lot of anxiety when confronted with larger noises, machinery, large trucks,skateboards, airplanes in the sky, and even the blimp. Lastly, Murphy is very observant and misses very little whether it is on the ground or in the sky, he is a great watch dog!