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Breed Group: Non-Sporting
Schipperke

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Weight
12-16 lbs
Height
Male: 11-13; Female: 10-12 inches
Color(s)
Solid Black
Overview
A high spirited and energetic breed, the Schipperke is somewhat protective. Very loyal and devoted to his master, this alert little fellow will protect his territory. This breed barks at the sight of strangers, and loves to howl.
Character
Average intelligence makes this breed difficult to housebreak but with consistent training, this breed will thrive. Very self-confident and alert, this breed forms a strong bond with his family. Used for watch dogging at times, the Schipperke was originally created to hunt vermin. Hunting instincts may be present.
Temperament
An energetic and jolly breed, this dog will protect his home and family from intruders. Does great in a home with children, but should be socialized as a pup around other animals as they can be territorial. Barking at the sight of intruders, two-legged or four-legged, this breed is great for alert purposes.
Care
Combing or brushing with a firm bristle brush should be sufficient for this clean breed. Usually done on its own, dry shampooing is recommended only when necessary. Sheds heavily, also known as "blows" the coat up to three times per year. Dropping the undercoat, this breed requires much maintenance during this period.
Coat
Slightly harsh and straight, the Schipperke has a distinct ruff around the neck. Thick double coat should be harsh to the touch while Undercoat should be soft and dense giving the appearance of a mane.
Training
The Schipperke requires firm yet gentle and consistent training. A very alert and energetic dog, this breed can be difficult to train as they have the tendency to lose interest fairly quickly. Given the proper training methods, and sometimes obedience classes, this breed can be very well mannered and polite.
Activity
A fenced yard would be best for this high-energy breed, but will do well in apartment life. The Schipperke loves to run and is tireless, so they do require regular walks and play times, preferably off lead in a yard or park.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Schipperke puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Featured Schipperke Breeder

Kunic's Schipperkes
Member Since: March 2004
Location: San Luis Obispo, California
I have Schipperke puppies for sale! See My Profile
Located in the central coast California area. Currently have one litter of adorable puppies available, born 3/17/04. Both parents on premises. These are wonderful dogs. Show potential although we don't have the time to show. Call or E-mail for pictures! $500 to $750, males and female available.

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Anonymous asked:

8/28/2014 7:45:03 PM

8/28/2014 7:45:03 PM

What is the best food for a Schipperke?

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Anonymous

The better the food you feed your dog, the better health your dog will be in. Dog's can not process grains, so why pay for them to be in your dogs food? A grain-free, high quality dog food is the best thing to feed your dog. Your local pet-store will have many different options of grain-free dog food for you to choose from. Although the bag will cost more, you will be able to feed a lot less, so the bag will last longer. Some brands to look into are Taste of the Wild, Acana, Orijen, Now, Go!, Merrick, and Blue Buffalo Grain-Free.
8/29/2014 10:56:40 AM

Anonymous asked:

8/28/2014 7:43:02 PM

8/28/2014 7:43:02 PM

How long do Schipperkes live?

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Anonymous

The average life-span of the Schipperkes is 13 - 15 years. But remember, a puppy or dog from a reputable, qualified and knowledgeable breeder will have a better chance to live to or beyond the average life-span of the dog standard.
8/29/2014 10:49:03 AM

Anonymous asked:

3/23/2013 1:05:48 PM

3/23/2013 1:05:48 PM

What color or eyes should Schipperke's have--are they blue when first open

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Anonymous

All puppies eyes are blue when they first open. They change color around 4-5 weeks of age. By 8 weeks old, the pup should have brown eyes. The adult Schipperke's eyes are brown.
7/16/2014 2:57:47 PM

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2/6/2013 5:05:11 PM

2/6/2013 5:05:11 PM

schipperke and german terrier mix need to know how to train

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Anonymous

Contact your local Positive Reinforcement trainer. He/She will be able to help you with this situation.
7/16/2014 2:58:01 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/24/2013 12:20:36 PM

1/24/2013 12:20:36 PM

At 6 months of age what would be the reason for a puppy's ear to crimp slightly?

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Anonymous

Your vet is the only one that can help you in this situation.
7/16/2014 2:58:22 PM

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9/9/2012 3:31:25 PM

9/9/2012 3:31:25 PM

Are there white Schipperke's? I have a friend who just got a white rescue chihuahua mix. She... Are there white Schipperke's? I have a friend who just got a white rescue chihuahua mix. She doesn't know the mix, but I thought it looked like a Schipperke?

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Anonymous

Yes, there are white schipperke's, they are more common in the U.K. though. I hope this was helpful!
9/16/2012 10:14:03 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/8/2012 7:57:21 PM

9/8/2012 7:57:21 PM

when do you have to get you're schip's fur cut or trimmed?

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Anonymous

never, just brush it to get loose hair and keep it neat.
11/20/2012 11:57:40 AM

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7/23/2012 3:22:46 PM

7/23/2012 3:22:46 PM

What other colors do Schipperke's come in?

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Anonymous

I have seen them in charcoal gray, light cream and chocolate. the bread standard is black.
12/7/2012 5:57:58 PM

Anonymous

For a show-quality purebred Schipperke, they come in any color you want, as long as it's black! I've seen brownish ones, though. A quick search through Google images would give you an idea.
12/18/2012 8:22:54 PM

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7/12/2012 3:24:27 PM

7/12/2012 3:24:27 PM

Just got a rescue Schipperke 10 years old; ran loose on a farm, animal control said pen him up,... Just got a rescue Schipperke 10 years old; ran loose on a farm, animal control said pen him up, so owner gave him to me. Has not been to a vet in 6 years; seems healthy and so friendly. How long do they live and how do you pronounce Schipperke? Thanks

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Anonymous

My schips have lived between 11-15 years, but I know they have been reported up to 16 yrs or so. Name is pronounced skip-er-kee. Please be aware that these dogs can be quite energetic up to age 10-11. They usually mellow in senior years. All my schips have had problems with their back end giving out periodically as they age, and most have developed some degree of arthritis, but they are tough little dogs and usually are not complainers, so you should get your dog checked out thoroughly to be sure there isn't something going on. I have had Schips for about 18 years now, and am on rescue # 3+4. Good luck!
7/14/2012 5:35:14 PM

Anonymous

My schip lived to be 15 1/2. She was my best friend. She was very loyal to myself and my children. She was even a mother to a new born cat, which we found abondoned by a stray cat. Schips are a very good best friend and they love almost everyone. I miss my best friend with all of my heart!
10/27/2012 3:38:06 PM

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7/8/2012 8:40:56 AM

7/8/2012 8:40:56 AM

We just obtaineded a schiperke puppy. We have an 8 year old boston terrier, whom has been our... We just obtaineded a schiperke puppy. We have an 8 year old boston terrier, whom has been our center of attention. Puppy fiercly darted at Sassie when giving love seperately.How do we put an end to this behavior before Sassie feels alienated and not making Skipper angry.

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Anonymous

Puppy needs firm limits and !exercise!. My experience is that Schips can be a bit aggressive with other dogs, and their very high energy up to age 5 can make them a bit nutty. They need to be AGGRESSIVELY socialized with humans and other dogs as puppies or they can be standoffish and/ or aggressive with strangers (human and canine)They will bark a fair amount as they alert to any change around them, to let you know. We call ours canine doorbells!
7/14/2012 5:40:19 PM

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