In Brief

  • dob: December 30, 2008
  • height: 27"
  • weight: 98#
  • black/red plush
  • OTX 50% DEV2/COR2



  • Beginning Agility
  • Intermediate Agility
  • Advanced Agility
  • Canine Good Citizen
  • Herding Instinct Certified

Titles Explained

  • nCHptd - earned points toward National Kennel Club (NKC) Championship


Our Boys:


nCHptd Caliber's Strike Force of MaCree, CGC, HIC
sire: MaCree’s Tribute To The Great One, SAR (OFA Good)*
dam: nJrCh CJ's Rockin Rio De Lobo, SAR (OFA Good)


NSBR Top Puppy 2009

Best Male Puppy in ISSDC Nationals 2009


Murphy is retired and living a life of leisure


Murphy, the fourth addition to our Shiloh family, comes from the breeding of two of MaCree Shilohs’ Search and Rescue dogs. On a visit to MaCree’s prior to dinner plans, I was introduced to this litter sired by MaCree’s Tribute To The Great One (a Devaki/Cory outcross) and out of CJ’s Rockin’ Rio De Lobo. Although I was not planning on another addition to our Shiloh family, the one plush male furball of love was very insistent that he was going home with me. We did not get home that night until after midnight, and then it was Saint Patrick’s Day, so we gave Murphy a good, strong, Irish name.


Murphy has remained very attatched to me and has proven to be extremely clever, a quick learner, and willing to please. After surgery on my foot, he was always at my side, very concerned and wanting to take care of me. To my surprise, when I dropped something, such as the TV remote, or a bottle of water, pointed at it and told him to pick it up and bring it to me, he did! This boy is very sensitive, has tons of energy, and responds immediately to commands. He definitely carries the working qualities that this breed is capable of.


He is only one year old, but is a very sturdy boy with great bone, tireless movement, great pigment, and a nice, thick coat. He also has a wonderful head with perfect ears, good stop, and lovely expression.


Health Testing +/-
hips: PennHip L 0.33 R 0.35, no DJD
elbows: OFA Normal (prelim 13 mos)
heart: OFA Normal, cardiologist SLH-CA320/15M/C-VPI (4/17/10)
heart: OFA Echocardiogram, Grade 1-2 Murmur, Mild SAS (9/25/10)
eyes: CERF Normal SHS-199
thyroid: OFA Normal SLH-TH156/13M-VPI
TLI: Normal, 8.5
DM: OFA Clear for Degenerative Myelopathy SLH-DM15/13M-VPI
copies of health certificates furnished upon request
Achievements +/-
  • 2009 NSBR Top Puppy
  • 2009 Best Male Puppy in Nationals
  • NAKC Best In Show Puppy
  • Canine Good Citizen Certified (CGC)
  • Herding Instinct Certified (HIC)
At The Shows +/-

[visit Murphy's Show Gallery]


ISSDC, 5/3/09, ISSDC Int'l Specialty, Lewisberry PA

Puppy Winner's Dog


NKC, 5/23/09, NSBR Shiloh Specialty, Brookville PA

Class Wins, Best Junior Puppy Male


NAKC, 5/31/09, Ohio Classic, Middletown PA

4x Best of Breed Puppy, 4x Group 1, Best In Show Puppy


2009 NSBR Top Puppy