A Canadian woman knew that her adopted dog, a hybrid of the Pyrenean and Anatolian Shepherd dog breeds, had a good chance of gaining great size as an adult. However, his “little dog” Murphy, who is only nine months old, is almost his size and has already weighed 40 pounds.
Jade Stuart, 34, from British Columbia, Canada, brought Murphy home when she was just eight weeks old, already weighing 1.4kg. Despite his height, he gets along very well with his two young children, Odin, 5 and Ellia, 4.
“A giant sofa cushion is often fluffy and stubborn. Many people are surprised at its size and how comfortable it is. But it’s very good with kids,” she says. “The three of them are running around the house playing and the kids are ecstatic. He’s like our third child.”
Jade and her husband Alex revealed that when they brought Murphy home, they knew he would be a big dog. “His father is a 68-pound Pyrenean and his mother is a 50-pound Anatolian Shepherd, I hope he’s somewhere in between,” he joked.
Since Murphy arrived, Jade has started recording videos periodically to record her growth and show people curious about the details of the “giant’s life”.
“We know it’s still going to be big. But we’re ready. Soon the kids will be able to ride it to play,” he commented.