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Breed Group: Non-Sporting
Schipperke

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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.

Does your Schipperke bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.
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.

If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.
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. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Schipperke puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.
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. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.
Weight
12-16 lbs
Height
Male: 11-13; Female: 10-12 inches
Color(s)
Solid Black
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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:
Do Schipperke puppies like the water?

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The Schipperke is not known to be much of a water dog. However, it is always possible to teach your pup/dog to like water. Get a small kiddy pool and fill it a couple inches with some clean, clear water. Break up some hot dogs and place them in the pool. In no time will your dog be diving in to get those yummy treats and learn that water is fun!

Anonymous asked:
I have a registered Schipperke female who is 9 years old. She has never seen sick a day in her life, but this year she started losing hair- bilaterally on her neck. The vet tested for everything and we tried thyroid meds, but nothing worked. The vet is completely puzzled. She is active, eating well, and not losing or gaining any weight. Does anyone know what the cause or cure could be????

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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.

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She may have also developed Alopecia which can be common in the breed given their high level of alertness that could turn into anxiety.

Anonymous asked:
What is the best food for a Schipperke?

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The better the food you feed your dog, the better health your dog will be in. Dogs 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.

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Feed stores are less costly with some brands.

Anonymous

I have had 3 Schipperkes over the last 21 years and have always fed them either Hills Science Diet or Prescription Diet. My babies are shiny and healthy. Sarah D

Anonymous asked:
How long do Schipperkes live?

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The average life-span of the Schipperke 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.

Anonymous

I just lost my Schipperke, Simon, two days ago and I am extremely sad about it. He was the best dog I've ever had. He lived 17 and half years. He never got sick and had a stomach of steel. He was my lifeline when I was going through cancer treatment. I will miss him forever.

Anonymous

So sorry for your loss of Simon! I lost my 2nd Schipperkie "Chigger" at almost 15 years old. That was about 8 years ago, I still miss my Lil Furbaby! Sarah D

Anonymous

My Schipperkes lived 21 years. She was a throwaway and I lucked out being able to adopt her for free. She was the smartest dog I have ever owned. I still miss her and if I could afford the outrageous prices I would get another Schipperke puppy.

Anonymous

I have had Schipperkes my whole life. I'm 22, and all of my Schipperkes have lived to be 16 years almost 17 years of age, although, they were in the same bloodline/family.

Anonymous asked:
What color or eyes should Schipperkes have--are they blue when they first open?

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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.

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Updated: 7/5/2015