The Schipperke is a guard dog and companion dog that originated in Belgium. The breed was originally used to protect ships and catch rats.
Appearance & Grooming
The Schipperke is a small dog. The breed has a rough and dense black double coat. The Schipperke sheds seasonally and requires weekly brushing when shedding.
Behavior & Disposition
The Schipperke is agile, confident, independent, faithful, and fearless. Adult supervision is recommended when playing with children and other dogs.
The Schipperke has a high activity level, but it is still easy for the breed to become overweight. It is recommended to feed them well-formulated food as they age.
The Schipperke is known for its great agility. Obedience training with patience and consistency is an effective method.