Just registered, discovered I needed to introduce myself.
Never mind me, this is all about Murphy. He is 16 months, been out of his crate full time since he was about 7 months. We are really impressed with him, does not counter surf, destroys nothing except pine cones. Very easy going and he loves to play. He gets lots of excercise. We have left him home alone for as long as 8 hours with no problem at all.
Welcome! I just joined a few weeks ago myself.