plastic surgeon, inventor, proud owner of Charlie

Hobbies

Hobbies

Charlie, the Portuguese Water Dog

Proudly part of a 70-year journey to save an entire breed by bringing home a Portuguese water dog. Once quite common along the coast of Portugal, the Cão de Água (as they are known there) helped herd fish into nets, retrieve broken equipment, and carry messages between ships. But the breed started disappearing in the beginning of the 20th century, when, according to the Portuguese Water Dog Club of America’s history of the breed, technology made them redundant. By the 1930s, the breed had almost disappeared.

In his free time, Dr. Klapper enjoys kite surfing, and creates metal sculptures.