Schipperke Dog Breed
Schipperke Dog Classification:
Schipperkes are guard dogs.
Other Names: Spitzke, Spits,
Origins: The Schipperke was initially
bred as a guard dog on barges. The name
Schipperke is thought to be derived from
a Flemish word meaning "little bargeman".
Description: Schipperke have a
foxlike face, they have a small body and
are usually born without a tail, others
have the tail removed. Schipperke have
pointed, erect triangular ears and a pointed
Size: Schipperkes are small dogs,
they weigh from 12 to 18 lbs and stand
10 to 13 inches tall at the shoulder.
||12 - 18 lbs
||10 - 12 inches tall
||12 - 18
||11 - 13
Coat: Schipperkes have a long,
thick outercoat. The Schipperke's coat
Disposition: Schipperkes are quite
curious. They are often reserved with
strangers. Schipperke are amiable and
pleasant, they can however be mischevious.
Type Dog: Schipperke are guard
Litter Size: Schipperke typically
give birth to litters with 2 to 3 puppies.
Behavior: Schipperke require daily
vigorous exercise, and mental stimulation.
Schipperkes are happiest when they have
a job to do and are able to stick their
nose in every nook and cranny.
Traits: Bold, headstrong, alert,
Country of Origin: Belgium
Life Span: Schipperkes typically
have a lifespan of 13 to 15 years.
Club Recognitions: FCI, AKC, ANKC,
CKC, KC(UK), NZKC, UKC