LPD Support dog Murphy and his handler Lj Calegari! His job is to further promote the Livermore Police Departments commitment and dedication to its employees' overall health and wellness
Support Dog Bio
LPD Support Dog Murphy, is an Australian Labradoodle. Born January 13, 2023 in Paso Robles, Ca. He joined LPD on April 13th, working with his handler, Lj Calegari. The difference between the Australian Labradoodle and the American Labradoodle; The Australian Labradoodle was bred to serve as a service animal. Given that they have multiple generations of selective breeding behind them, the Australian Labradoodle is close to being a distinct breed rather than a crossbreed, which is what the American Labradoodle is. The Australian Labradoodle has genes of the Labrador, Poodle, English Cocker Spaniel, American Cocker Spaniel, Curley Coat Irish Retriever, and the Irish Water Spaniel. The purpose of the Support Dog team is to further promote the Livermore Police Departments commitment and dedication to its employees’ overall health and wellness. Murphy will help reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression, build rapport between department personnel and members of the community and conduct presentations for public relations and educational purposes. Murphy has not only provided support to our staff but he has also helped victims and witnesses in both Livermore and other Law Enforcement agencies. Murphy lives at home with her rescue siblings Lola and Marshmallow as well as human sister and two brothers. When Murphy isn’t working, he loves to go camping and hiking.