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Breed Group: Non Sporting Height Male: 10-13 inches (21-33cm.)
Breed Size: Small Height Female: 10-13 inches (21-33cm.)
Breed Origin: Belgium Weight: 12-18 pounds (5.5-8 kg.)
In appearance, the Schipperke is a small, compact dog with a distinctive double coat that is shiny and slightly harsh. He also wears a ruff, cape and culottes. In North America, the only permitted colour is black. He has a fox-like head with an expression of mischief and impudence but never wild or aggressive looking.

He is a bright, active and inquisitive dog that makes an excellent family companion. He is very good with children and suspicious of strangers, making him a good watchdog. Smart, loyal and loving, the Schip needs attention and companionship. He is active and loves to learn, and will excel in such activities as obedience, agility, flyball, tracking and herding.

The Schipperke are quick, energetic little dogs. High-spirited, alert, and self-confident. Very devoted and loyal, especially with children. It really bonds to its master. Pet cats will be happily accepted and they are usually good with other dogs. They are very smart, curious and mischievous. These dogs do exceptionally well on boats. Among the Schipperke's best qualities are the ability to defend its home against intruders - backing down from nobody, and being an excellent friend to children.

The Schipperke (pronounced: skipper-key) has been known for centuries in the Flemish Province of Belgium where he was bred as a watchdog and hunter of vermin.
There is, however, a new genetic disease that has been identified in the breed: Mucopolysaccharidosis type IIIB (MPS IIIB), also known as Sanfilippo syndrome type IIIB. The disease is fatal but a test has been available since April 2003 and all breeding stock should be tested along with any dog showing symptoms.
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Scale ( 1 to 5 ): 1=Low 5=High
Guard Dog? 2
Watch Dog? 4
Exercise Needed? 5
Grooming? 1
Energy Level? 5
Shedding? 3
Ease to Train? 4
Good with children? 5
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