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Curious, confident and faithful, the Schipperke originated in the Flemish provinces of Belgium. Protective of family and property, the breed is an excellent house dog with a fondness for children. An active breed, the Schipperke benefits from obedience classes and should receive regular exercise. The Schipperke’s harsh coat sheds several times a year but needs only weekly brushing and an occasional bath.
Living Considerations
  • Good with children
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living
Did you know?
Schipperke is Flemish for “little captain.”
  • Size Small
  • Height 25 to 33 centimetres at the withers
  • Weight 5.5 to 8 kilograms
  • Coat Medium
  • Energy Medium
  • Colour Black
  • Activities Agility, Conformation, Obedience, Rally Obedience
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both