Murphy is a 15 month old Border Collie mix, energetic and very intelligent, though at times he can be impulsive. We've had him since he was 2 months old and though we're pretty attached to Murphy, we recognize that ours may not be the best home for him. He's really a working dog, and he'd be happiest in a setting with some acreage. He does well with other dogs (when off leash), is crate-trained, housebroken, and travels well, follows basic commands, loves to play Frisbee and fetch. He quietly sits and studies the neighborhood deer. Has strong prey drive though for most anything that moves: cats, rabbits, squirrels, tennis balls, trucks and buses, though he's not triggered by runners or cyclists. He's usually a good loose-leash walker but at the sight of another leashed dog he'll lunge, bark furiously, and become difficult to control. Off leash though, at the dog park or in the back yard, he's almost always playful and friendly with other dogs. He's probably ok with small kids; there have been no issues with our 10 month old grandson and we see him frequently, though we watch him very closely when visiting. Murphy's been neutered and has all his shots. Murphy can be a handful at times but other times can be really affectionate. He loves to snuggle. He's a great little guy and will be your best friend if you show him some attention, throw his tennis ball for him, or just give him a good belly rub.