Hi! I’m Prince and I’m a prince of a good boy with people and dogs of all ages!
Prince has lived with kids his whole life, ages 3, 12, and 17, snuggling into bed with the young ones to chase away the boogie man. He’s also good and playful with other dogs. We’re just not sure about cats. A big Goofus, he’s a happy-go-lucky guy who likes to romp, but also to lay quietly by your side when playtime is through.
A go-everywhere companion, Prince loves car rides. His previous owner used to buckle him into the front seat and take him everywhere so Prince thinks that’s where he belongs. While we recommend acclimating him to being buckled into the back seat instead, we love that he’s always eager for a new adventure.
Country vs. City?
Prince had been so accustomed to the hustle and bustle of city life that he was a bit disoriented when we moved our dogs to the country. Walking down a private country lane, he encountered a furled flower of Queen Anne’s Lace bobbing on a long stem in the breeze. Prince jumped out of his skin. Then, play bowing toward the bouncing flower, he was both enamored and afraid. He’s not afraid to be a silly character and always has a wonderful sense of humor, whatever comes his way.
During his summer with us, Prince discovered not just what a pool is, but that he REALLY likes it. Stepping into the dog wader for a drink, at first, the cool water felt so good on his paws that he dropped into a series of play bows and spun in circles splashing up quite a storm. This is now his most favorite activity on a hot summer day.
Prince has some good skills under his collar. He is crate trained, although he no longer needs one. He is left alone for a normal work day with no issues. He is also house trained. Prince knows basic commands, too, but could – as with most dogs – benefit from doggy obedience class. Prince is very happy to work for treats and very eager to please.
The only reason Prince needed a new home was due to lack of a pet deposit on his current owner’s lease and a landlord who may be unreasonably fearful – or jealous – of Prince’s undeniably handsome appearance. But Prince’s new family shows him that he is loved for the awesome dog he is on the inside as well as the outside!
Prince landed softly in the arms, laps and eventually on the couch of a loving family with two parents, two kids (12 and 10) and another dog. One of the girls even has a matching birth mark around her eye!
We can’t wait to hear about their adventures and see photos of the whole family, once Prince’s new dad returns from the US Air force in Antarctica at the end of 2014.
What we know already is that Prince has a 40 x 50 fenced in yard to play in with his new family and their dog. He’ll also have long leash walks around the neighborhood, and, in the summer, Prince will get his pool fix in the best way possible, at a lake house with much more than a kiddie pool!
Congratulations, Schultz family! We are so excited for sweet Prince and for all of you! Prince is no longer a prince, but rather living like a king!