Likes: Playing with his daughter, Aspasia, and playing ball.
Pet-Peeves: Being left alone
Favorite Toy: A pink and purple floppy bunny
Favorite Food: Doughnuts and vegetables but not much else. He doesnt like to eat, we dont know why.
Favorite Walk: Anywhere he can run
Best Tricks: He can jump over 5 ft. at a stand still (a troublesome trick), he shakes, opens doors and catches birds out of the air and brings them to me. He is a VERY smart dog.
Arrival Story: I had waited many years to get a dog because we had been living in an apartment building, so when I finally had the chance to get one I put a lot of thought into the choice of breeds. I had had only small dogs growing up, but really wanted a large dog, especially since I am a single mom with small children. I decided on a standard poodle, partially because they do not shed, but had only met 1 St. Poodle in my life, they are rare where we live. When I finally found Schopenhauer I was thrilled. He was a small ball of energy and fur who, it turned out, had the Parvo Virus. The poor pup almost didn’t make it, but finally pulled through. He grew into the most elegant, gentle, and intelligent dog I know who loves his human siblings, cats, and his wonderful daughter.
Bio: Schopenhauer is more intelligent than many people I know and is extremely human-like. He always knows when one of his family members is upset and can always brighten our day. He is a loving father to his adopted daughter, Aspasia, and is teaching her to do almost as much as he can do, although he has an advantage in size. She has no interest in hunting, but he keeps trying to peak her interest. While Schop. loves to bring me birds for “dinner,” she would rather coddle and mother them. I cant imagine life without them, at least not one worth living.