My name is Murphy!

Doberman Pinscher Dog for adoption in Arlington, Virginia - Murphy
Photo 1 - Doberman Pinscher Dog for adoption in Arlington, Virginia - Murphy
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Murphy's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with dogs, and not good with cats.

Murphy's Story...
Its difficult to deny much of anything to this handsome face! Murphy is a big, lovable pup with a smooth, black coat and silky natural ears. He is between 1 and 2 years of ageand still has a lot of puppy enthusiasm. He loves to run and play with toys, so hes going to need a lot of exercise. Long walks after eating do wonders for this fella, and he seems to be able to go for hours! Hes remarkably calm in the house, though, (probably because he was raised in a small apartment) and what he wants more than anything is a lot of LOVE and constant cuddling. This boy is a big baby! Hes more than a Velcro doghes almost part of you! Hes capable of learning his limits, though, and knows his basic commands like sit, down, and stay. He is also beautifully housebrokenwhich is ALWAYS a nice quality. He will walk nicely on a leash, but hes terribly distracted by all things outside (probably because he never got out much) so he will still need some manners and, of course, a group training class. Murph likes other dogs, very big or even tiny, and he wants to playbut when challenged by a dominant male he does stand his ground and raise his hackles. He will need continued socialization and training to be comfortable around others on a regular basis. Like most Dobes, he is quiet most of the time, but he will make a lot of noise with a BIG, loud bark if strangers are outside the house. He is very calm and gentle with kids, even small little ones, despite his size. He came in around 75 poundsbut that was a bit too skinny for his frame. He will probably finish growing and filling out between 85-90 pounds. This boy is definitely not good with cats or other small furry animals. Were working on crate training, but he is still a little too fearful of being enclosed so its fortunate that hes well-behaved in the house. If you are looking for a big, handsome Dobe boy, you really should meet Mr. Murphy! He is a winner.

For more information about Murphy please visit his webpage at

DAR&E only places within the Maryland, DC, West Virginia and Virginia area. Please do no apply to adopt if you live outside of those areas. Please visit our website ( for additional information on adopting one of our DAR&E Dobermans & an online application!

Facts about Murphy

  • Breed: Doberman Pinscher
  • Color: Black - With Brown, Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Murphy, a Arlington Doberman Pinscher dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Doberman Pinscher for sale in Arlington, or seeking a Doberman Pinscher dog from a breeder in Arlington.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Arlington already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Arlington breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Doberman Pinscher breeders who help with Doberman Pinscher rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Arlington paves the way for another one to be saved.