What is schipperke?

What is schipperke?

The Schipperke is believed to be descended from a black sheepdog called a Leauvenaar, the same breed credited with being the foundation dog for the Groenendael (the Belgian Sheepdog). While the Groenendael was developed to be a herding breed, the Schipperke was developed to be a small watchdog.

How big will a schipperke get?

Male: 11–13 inches28–33 cm
Female: 10–12 inches25–30 cm

Are schipperkes barkers?

They make good watchdogs, but they are prone to bark excessively. They are reserved toward strangers.

What class of dog is a Schipperke?

Non-Sporting GroupSchipperke / Family

An active and tireless dog, the Schipperke is part of the Non-Sporting Group, and the American Kennel Club (AKC) recognized the breed in 1904.

How often can I bathe my Schipperke?

This coat needs to be bathed as frequently as weekly up to no longer than every 4 weeks in order to keep this fearless and independent dog clean. The care and maintenance of the coat sets the foundation for obtaining healthy skin and coat.

Is a Schipperke hypoallergenic?

NoSchipperke / Hypoallergenic

Do Schipperke dogs have tails?

So while bob tails and even naturally tailless dogs have always been a part of the Schipperke breed, it is very clear that full tails have also always been a part of the breed. These days in Belgium, docking is illegal, so the FCI standard has been changed to include a description of the tail.

Can a Schipperke be white?

From the UKC’s standard: “The Schipperke is a solid black dog. Other solid colors (shades of cream, ivory, wheaten, gold, red, white, blue, and chocolate) do occur and are permissible.

Do Schipperke dogs like to swim?

Also known as the “Little Black Devil”, the Schipperke is a very interesting breed. Not created to be a hunting dog, they still love to swim and enjoy being around water.

How long can a Schipperke be left alone?

five to eight hours
Given enough exercise and attention, Schipperke may be able to stay home alone for five to eight hours during the day. With too little exercise, the breed may become destructive or bark. Crate training can help keep a Schipperke safe while he is home alone.

Are schipperke docked?

Schipperkes are generally born with a tail that is often docked within the first of 3-4 days after birth. Within a given litter, the pups can be born with a full tail, a half tail (or stub), or a nub. More breeders are no longer docking tails because of potential health issues.