What dog group is the schipperke?

What is Schipperke?

Schipperkes are active, intelligent and curious dogs and have stubborn tendencies. They are ideal for owners who want a small-sized, active dog that does not require a large yard. In the 1690s, the schipperke became popular on the barges and earned its name schipperke, meaning “little captain” in Flemish.

Is a Schipperke a Spitz?

A Schipperke (/ˈskɪpərkiː/; Dutch: [ˈsxɪpərkə]) is a small breed of dog that originated in Belgium. There has been a long informal debate over whether this type of dog is a spitz or miniature sheepdog. In their home country of Belgium they are considered a small shepherd.


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What size dog is a Schipperke?

The average schipperke puppy costs around $700, but schipperkes from top-tier breeders can cost in the thousands.

Is the Schipperke a good dog?

They make excellent watchdogs. Loving and devoted, the Schipperke is an ideal family dog who adores children. They can get along with other dogs, especially if they are properly socialized, and they get along with cats extremely well. Schipperkes can be noisy and they will bark for entertainment and as an alert.

Is a Schipperke hypoallergenic?

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