I have been meaning to start a Dog of the Month competition for some time and finally it's here! Getting to know the dogs as well as we do is really great and I thought it would be be fun to focus in on a dog every month, letting you know a little more about the dog and what kind of things they like to get up to when we are dog walking in North Shields, Tynemouth or Cullercoats.
The inaugural winner of the Dog of the Month competition is young Murphy. Murphy has been part of the Coastal Dog Walkers gang for nearly 2 years now and is around 2 and a half years old, as you can see he's an Irish Terrier and typically of the breed he is very active and inquisitive; he's great with people and other dogs. We've never had any bother from him with any other dog he's been walked with or even dogs we meet when we're out with him - he's very chilled out near other dogs and as such Murphy is often my go to dog if we have a new member of the gang that I am trying to socialise with others in the pack. This is quite unusual in Irish Terriers as often the breed likes like dominate other dogs but Murphy is so relaxed in almost any situation.As with most dogs he loves going for a walk and you can take him anywhere. His owner takes him to to the pub, out for meals, on holidays abroad and recently even on a paddle board! Murphy just loves to be involved and is just one of them dogs with a big personality. One of my helpers, Julie absolutely adores him and often keeps him out for 2 hours or more even though he's only supposed to be out for an hour!
He lives in Tynemouth so most of our walks either take us towards Cullercoats or sometimes he enjoys a walk to the end of the north pier and back. His regular doggy pals include Leo, Lola, Ralph, Ruby, Honey, Mac & Tosh although he really does get on with all of the dogs we walk. If we're dog walking in North Shields then Northumberland Park is somewhere he likes to be but mainly we stick to the coast with Murphy as there's something of the 'surf dude' in him that keeps drawing us back towards the sea.
Well done on winning the first ever Dog of the Month prize for May 2019. Murphy was presented with a certificate and some treats. He was very happy with the treats, not so fussed about the certificate.
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