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Schipperke

Schipperke

The Schipperke is a small spitz-looking breed from Belgium. These guys were used as watch dogs and ratters, but today they can primarily be found as charming companions.

About this Breed

The Schipperke is a spirited little guy that has been around since the 1600’s. The breed was developed in Belgium where they served as watch dogs on riverboats and as rat hunters, or ratters. These dogs gained quite the popularity boost when Queen Marie Henriette of Belgium brought attention to a particular Schipperke at a Brussels dog show in 1885.This is an independent breed with a lot of energy. Schips are also known to have long life spans, averaging more than 15 years! Today the breed primarily serves as companions and have been bred to be more mellow than their European ancestors. They still have a side for the mischievous, so the owner must be firm and consistent. Deep down these are loving dogs that crave human companionship.

Height

Male: 11-13in

Female: 10-12in

Weight

Male: 15-18lb

Female: 11-15lb

Fun Fact

Schipperke means “little captain” in Flemish, a Dutch language.

Most Closely Related Breeds

Favorite Names

For Males

  1. Loki
  2. Cooper
  3. Beau
  4. Aned's Blaise
  5. Aria's Bringing Sexy Back To Dideb
  6. Arthur
  7. Ari (Aryeh Prowling at Midwatch)
  8. attilio della val metauro
  9. Bailey Konstantatos
  10. Asher

For Females

  1. Danzn Starz Magical Ruby Slippers
  2. Dixie
  3. Lily
  4. Aladdin's Orient Express
  5. Aria's Pixie Doodle
  6. Audrey
  7. Amy Petite From Black Velvets Home
  8. Barbil Nanhall KenBe U Like Me
  9. Barbil Talkin' Bout Tess Masskips
  10. Barbil Devil In A Black Dress

Common Locations

  1. California, United States
  2. Colorado, United States
  3. Florida, United States
  4. Texas, United States
  5. Minnesota, United States
  6. Wisconsin, United States
  7. Washington, United States
  8. Arizona, United States
  9. New York, United States
  10. Utah, United States

Schipperkes on Embark

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    Crosswind

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  • Tumbleweed

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    Niki

    Niki

    Purebred

    Buster Bear

    Buster Bear

    Purebred

    Loki

    Loki

    Purebred

  • Krosby

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    Purebred

    Duffy

    Duffy

    Purebred

    Safari Enchanted Saffire

    Safari Enchanted Saffire

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    Jena

    Jena

    Purebred

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