Marvellous Marvie

Posted by Nerilie Watson on 17 March 2011 | 4 Comments


We took Marvin home on a late January day as a four month old pup. We chose him from the refuge because he was the only dog that could get along nicely with Mum's two great big Golden Retrievers. We didn't quite know what he was at first because he was so small, we had no idea how big he might end up growing. A typical conversation at the park might go like such:

A Marvin cuddle

"He's great, what is he?"

"Dunno aye, got him from the refuge… they reckon he's a border collie"

"Oh he's definitely not a border collie"

"Yer, no, probably not."

"Whatever he is he's gonna be big, look at that he's got big paws… looks like he might have a bit of [insert: Kelpie, Springer Spaniel, Bull Terrier, Boxer, Bulldog, Dalmation, German Shorthaired Pointer, English Pointer etc etc] in him"

Out of all the well meaninged breed suggestions the only one of English Pointer seemed the most accurate, we now tell people he is an "English Pointer cross", no arguments.

Marvin with his new family

He's a very cute dog and is apparently "the most talked about puppy at the Daglish park" according to one tip off. He plays with other dogs just beautifully, it's his favourite thing to do. Even when there are thirty or more dogs at the park he just can't wait to say hello to them all. Being a puppy he's still a bit mouthy but this behaviour is dying down as we train him and he never bites hard.

We take him to RSPCA puppy school at City Beach every Saturday and he is doing very well. He gets there in a bicycle carriage and absolutely loves it! Throughout the week we teach him tricks and he is a very fast learner. The more tricks we teach him the better his behaviour seems to get. He sometimes jumps up on our bed but usually is very satisfied with his suitcase bed.

He still gets along with Sammy and Olly (the Golden Retrievers) even if he annoys them at times with his exuberance and they even 'protect' him from other doggies at the beach if they think their playing a bit too rough!!

He is almost six months old now and probably about half his full size. We absolutely love Marvin and are prouder of him every day, we are spending all of our time with him to try and develop him into a healthy, well behaved, socialised and well adjusted dog.

Jesse, Lara and Marv

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  • i want a dog!!!!

    Posted by liya, 30/01/2012 1:14pm (7 years ago)

  • Hi,Marvin has definately got some Great Dane in him,i'd stake my life on it!If im right your in for some great fun!!Amazing dogs......and soooo funny.If he grows really tall,always put his food and water bowls on a chair.He looks happy with his mates!!cheers

    Posted by, 26/03/2011 1:39am (8 years ago)

  • Marvie looks so settled in and content. He is so lucky to have been adopted at such an early age, by a loving family.

    Posted by Jackie, 19/03/2011 11:11am (8 years ago)

  • Whatever breed Marvin is, he is a cutie.
    So good to know he now has his own special home and family!

    Posted by Jodie, 18/03/2011 12:54pm (8 years ago)

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