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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:

2/21/2015 2:06:08 PM

2/21/2015 2:06:08 PM

I have a registered schipperke female who is 9 years old. Never been sick a day in her life, but this year she started losing hair- bilaterally on her neck. Vet tested for everything. And we tried thyroid meds, but nothing worked . Vet is completely puzzled. She is active . Eating well, not losing or gaining any weight. Does anyone know what the cause or cure could be????

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Anonymous

She may have developed an allergy to the protein source that the food you feed her comes from. Dogs can develop allergies to the source of protein in dog food. I would suggest putting her on a grain-free, high quality dog food that has one protein source and go from there. If not that does not work, I would suggest a second-opinion from another vet.
2/21/2015 9:46:54 PM

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

Feed stores are less costly with some brands.
2/6/2015 11:59:44 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

Anonymous asked:

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

Anonymous asked:

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

Anonymous asked:

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

only black or really dark brown i think
9/14/2012 2:49:13 PM

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

Anonymous asked:

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

Anonymous asked:

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

Anonymous asked:

5/14/2012 3:25:36 PM

5/14/2012 3:25:36 PM

How much is a schipperke worth?

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Anonymous

depends on whether or not it's a purebred and who or where you get it from. but generally speaking, anywhere from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars.
5/31/2012 2:18:25 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/25/2012 7:54:09 PM

3/25/2012 7:54:09 PM

I am trying to decide between a Schipperke and a chow cow puppy. I am leaning towards the first... I am trying to decide between a Schipperke and a chow cow puppy. I am leaning towards the first one, but how will one do with cats? I have a kitty less that a year old and she is really sweet with dogs, but will a schip be nice to her??

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Anonymous

hi there, i have 2 Schipperke's (female pregnant now) and they are fine with my cat ..
4/19/2012 11:37:34 PM

Anonymous

Depends on the dog. I would test any dog, regardless of breed, with your cat prior to giving a forever home. Skips were bred to hunt mice and rats and some(not all) have a high prey drive. Issues would depend on if you have a dog with high prey drive, and if so, if the dog sees the cat as prey.
7/14/2012 5:44:02 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/10/2012 4:35:48 PM

3/10/2012 4:35:48 PM

what does a schipperke and chihuahua mix look like?

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Anonymous asked:

2/11/2012 4:30:55 PM

2/11/2012 4:30:55 PM

What breed of dog is a very good watch dog?

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Anonymous

check out the website http://www.thebestguarddogs.com/
3/23/2012 10:03:30 PM

Anonymous

A schipperke is a really good dog to have as a guard dog. A few years back some one broke into our house and stole my daughters diamond neckless from her wedding outfit. After that we got 2 schipperkes and nobody has broken in. Actually in 2011, august, someone tried to break in but was scared away by the sound of our dogs barking and howling.
4/25/2012 10:39:41 AM

Anonymous

Schipperkes were bred to be watchdogs, as well as herders and ratters. They are very possessive of their home and people. Mine alert to anything near the house. They tend to be a bit noisy due to this, so if you want a quiet dog, this is not the breed for you. They are not as physically intimidating as a large dog, but I have no doubt that mine would defend both me and my house!!
7/14/2012 5:49:14 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/22/2012 3:18:48 PM

1/22/2012 3:18:48 PM

1. Do Schipperkes enjoy participating in dog & owner sports like agility? 2. Is it possible... 1. Do Schipperkes enjoy participating in dog & owner sports like agility? 2. Is it possible to train them to use a dog-sized litter box if they resist going outside during cold weather? 3. Do they generally get along well with cats? (I have 2 resident cats.)

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2. I have a schipperke/poodle mix and originally I had attempted to train her in a doggy litter box as a puppy and she absolutely refused! Now, after taking the time to potty train her outdoors she hasn't had an accident in the house for years. She is on a very strict eating/walking schedule twice a day which made the biggest difference in her housebreaking..
2/12/2012 12:30:21 AM

Anonymous

1) Schipperkes are active and I have heard of some in agility competition. Be aware that they can be challenging to train due to innate stubbornness and short attention span. 2) I would not rec. litter box training. That is generally for tiny breeds like yorkies. My schips have never minded weather (I've had 4 so far) 3) I think that cat tolerance varies by individual dog
7/14/2012 5:52:29 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/8/2011 9:51:11 AM

12/8/2011 9:51:11 AM

How long do Schipperke's live ?

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Anonymous

Average of 10-15 years, but if they are very healthy have never have health issues I have read Schipperke's can live up to 18 years.
1/15/2012 8:24:09 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/28/2011 12:11:56 AM

11/28/2011 12:11:56 AM

Is it necessary to cut a Schipperke's nails?

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Anonymous

Yes, like any dog their nails should be trimmed on a regular basis.
1/15/2012 8:20:33 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/4/2011 9:58:42 AM

11/4/2011 9:58:42 AM

where does the schipperke come from?

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Anonymous

Belgium
12/8/2011 9:52:29 AM

Anonymous asked:

5/14/2011 12:11:31 PM

5/14/2011 12:11:31 PM

My Schipperke is house trained but often will go inside instead of out. any advice?

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Anonymous

Scold whenever your Schipperke goes inside and praise her wen she goes out. If you catch her before the act scold her then put her outside
8/9/2011 12:03:55 PM

Anonymous

I have a Schipperke and it's been known that for smaller dogs (20lbs and under) that they sometimes have a reaction to cold weather. It's not uncommon for them to use the washroom inside, rather than in the bitter cold as it may be hard for them to feel comfortable to make a bowel movement or to urinate. My advice, encourage the dog to go outside, but don't get all upset if a mistake happens once or twice in the winter season.
1/13/2012 1:34:10 PM

Anonymous

We have a schip/pom mix and he is totally house trained.
1/15/2012 8:19:28 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/12/2011 7:22:01 PM

3/12/2011 7:22:01 PM

Are schipperke's good with kids?

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Anonymous

Typically yes, I was raised with lots of schipperke's when my mom was a breeder. Of course it depends on your dogs temperament and your child as well, they will defend themselves.
3/21/2011 11:24:59 PM

Anonymous

Depends on the dog. Schips are sturdy, but I suspect that some are not as patient as others.
7/14/2012 5:53:52 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/8/2011 6:39:25 PM

1/8/2011 6:39:25 PM

How big would my dog get, it is schipperke and a miniature poodle mix.

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Anonymous

About 12-15 lbs
9/24/2011 5:58:21 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/12/2010 2:25:19 PM

12/12/2010 2:25:19 PM

Would a Schipperke be good with children 3 or under?

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Anonymous

Yes, my schipperke was very good with my son
3/25/2011 12:41:24 AM

Anonymous asked:

11/2/2010 4:49:56 PM

11/2/2010 4:49:56 PM

What kind of diseases can Schipperkes get?

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Anonymous

Epilepsy, LEgge-Perthes, thyroid conditions, hip displaysia, subluxating patellas, auto-immune diseases. MPSIIIb, which is fatal.
12/8/2010 11:34:27 AM

Anonymous asked:

11/2/2010 4:42:04 PM

11/2/2010 4:42:04 PM

Can you teach Schipperke's to not howl, and will they do good with people like friends who come... Can you teach Schipperke's to not howl, and will they do good with people like friends who come over for visits or will they jump on them or try biting...?

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Anonymous

You can teach them not to bark or howl excessively but they were bred to guard and warn you so will bark. A properly socialized schipperke can be taught to be respectful with visiting friends but training should always be done in a more positive manner. Schips are very smart and do not react well to a lot of negative interaction while training. Teaching your schip to sit when new people come over and having the folks give them a treat for behaving is a good start. Formal obedience or good citizen training is very helpful to get a schip that will know how to behave in public and at home.
12/8/2010 11:37:12 AM

Anonymous

Neither of my Schipperke's howl, they will bark when some one is walking up driveway and thats about it. and are both very well manered when we have guests :-)
4/19/2012 11:44:07 PM

Anonymous

Schipperkes are noisier than average due to the fact that are hard wired to alert for people/noises etc. If you cannot tolerate a noisier than average dog- schips are not for you. Naturally skeptical of strangers, again due to nature of breed (protection)if schips are aggressively socialized as puppies, they can tolerate strangers. Unsocialized dogs can be aggressive. My schips don't jump but, I have had 2/4 be aggressive to strangers. The other two were doormats and loved everyone. The doormats were socialized, and the others 2 were not ( I only do rescues, so have to deal with what I get)
7/14/2012 6:00:00 PM

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