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Marstad Delby Irish Stout CGC   DOB: 09-07-12


GCH Gateway's Nothin' But Trouble x Marstad Pocket Full Of Sunshine

Murphy epitomizes Helen Warwick’s description of the Labrador retriever temperament in 1964 her classic book The Complete Labrador Retriever—“The ideal Labrador temperament is one of a kindly, outgoing, adaptable nature, anxious to please and non-quarrelsome with man or beast.”

Murphy head

Photos by Cindy Ellis

Murphy was one of four puppies in a litter. Of his three littermates, two have been shown in the breed ring with major points. The other littermate is a registered therapy dog. The two sisters shown in the breed ring both have all health clearances appropriate at this time in the breed.

Murphy earned his AKC Canine Good Citizenship title in June of 2015.

He was Best Bred By Exhibitor at the 2014 Golden Gate LRC specialty under UK breeder/judge Heather Wiles-Fone (Heatherbourne) where his son, Marstad High Life (Miller) was Best Puppy also under Mrs Wiles-Fone.

He recently repeated as Best Bred By Exhibitor and was RWD at the 2015 GGLRC specialty under breeder-judge Betty Graham. He also earned a 3 point major, going WD and BOW, at the 2015 San Joaquin Kennel Club (entry supported by SJVLRC) under breeder-judge Susan Huntzinger. I look forward to finishing his Championship title in 2016.

I would like to thank my breeding partner, Vicki Blodgett of Delby Labradors, for allowing me to have him at my house for an extended time to finish his title.

Photo by Cindy Ellis

GGLRC Specialty 10/17/14
Judge: Heather Wiles-Fone, Heatherbourne, UK
BBE. 1st Place. Marstad Delby Irish Stout. Very stylish black presented in full bloom, beautifully molded head, well boned legs, and neat feet. Great body properties, firm over loin, level topline with tail coming straight off the back, covered ground with ease when moving, portrays quality with excellent breed type. RESERVE WINNERS DOG. BEST BRED BY EXHIBITOR.

Gateway's Nothin But Trouble (Y)
CH Julsby Hey Good Lookin (Y) CH Eickholt Mojo O'Crosswinds (Y)
Belquest On A Whim to Julsby (Y)
CH Gateway's White Dove (Y) CH Lobuff Bobwhite at Chucklebrook (Y)
Hyspire Gateway Major Chord (Y)
Marstad Pocket Full of Sunshine (B) CH Windfall's Pipe Major (B) CH Hyspire Darktown Strutter (B)
CH Windfall's Black Piper WC (B)
CH Delby Marstad Black Pearl (B) CH Hollyhill Delby's Samuel Adams WC (B)
Delby's Stanza (B)

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Murphy's health clearances

Hips OFA Good
Elbows OFA normal
Heart normal (cardiologist, echo)
Eyes clear; Optigen normal/clear
EIC clear

Murphy head
Marstad Delby Irish Stout CGC