Schipperke

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Breed Group: Non-Sporting
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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.
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.
Weight
12-16 lbs
Height
Male: 11-13; Female: 10-12 inches
Color(s)
Solid Black
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Expected Budget: Buying vs. Owning in 2017

Learn what to expect when researching the price of Schipperke puppies.

How much do Schipperke puppies cost?

The cost to buy a Schipperke varies greatly and depends on many factors such as the breeders' location, reputation, litter size, lineage of the puppy, breed popularity (supply and demand), training, socialization efforts, breed lines and much more. Review how much Schipperke puppies for sale sell for below.

The current median price for all Schipperkes sold is $687.50. This is the price you can expect to budget for a Schipperke with papers but without breeding rights nor show quality. Expect to pay less for a puppy without papers, however, we do not recommend buying a puppy without papers.

Looking for a dog with a superior lineage? Are you trying to determine how much a puppy with breeding rights and papers would cost? You should expect to pay a premium for a puppy with breeding rights or even for a puppy advertised as show quality with papers. You should budget anywhere from $1,100 upwards to $3,700 or even more for a Schipperke with top breed lines and a superior pedigree. The average cost for all Schipperkes sold is $700.

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What can I expect to pay for a puppy?

Median Price: $687.50
Average Price: $700.00
Top Quality: $1,100.00 to $3,700.00

*Data sourced from the sale of 554 Schipperke puppies across the United States on NextDayPets.com.

Annual cost of owning a Schipperke puppy

Before buying a puppy it is important to understand the associated costs of owning a dog. The annual cost or "upkeep" is often overlooked when determining a Schipperkes true ownership cost. When calculating your budget make sure you account for the price of food, vaccines, heartworm, deworming, flea control, vet bills, spay/neuter fees, grooming, dental care, food, training and supplies such as a collar, leash, crate, bed, bowls, bones, and toys. All of these items can add up quickly so make sure you estimate anywhere from $500 - $2,000 or more for the first year then about $500 - $1,000 or more every year thereafter to meet the annual financial obligations of your growing, loving dog.

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Most Popular Schipperke Names for 2017

We've compiled the top 20 male and female names for 2017 after analyzing the sale of 554 Schipperke dogs.
  • 1. Captain
  • 2. Smokey
  • 3. Jojo
  • 4. Little Boy
  • 5. Little Girl
  • 6. Shadow
  • 7. Bear
  • 8. Cole
  • 9. Dixie
  • 10. Halo
  • 11. Harley
  • 12. Licorice
  • 13. Molly
  • 14. Nike
  • 15. Pepper
  • 16. Pepsi
  • 17. Phantom
  • 18. Princess
  • 19. Puppy Boy
  • 20. Puppy Girl

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Featured Breeder of Schipperkes with Puppies For Sale
Down Home Country Kennel
Member Since: May 2007
Location: Springfield, Missouri
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We take pride in being able to provide people with a loving companion to bring them years of enjoyment. It gives us great pleasure in knowing that we have been able to help you find that new special family member. We are a small kennel in the heart of the Missouri Ozarks. We are a state and USDA licensed kennel. We currently raise only 3 breeds and we are sure you will find that new found friend here at our kennel. Check out our website below for all the puppies available now. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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Anonymous asked:
I had a Skipper, when young. Born tailless, was told SMARTER AND MORE LOYAL than one born w/tail then docked. Any thoughts?

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There is no difference to the dog if the dog is naturally bob-tailed or has its tail docked at birth.

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Do Schipperke's have black spots on their tongue?

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Anonymous

The Schipperke breed does not normally have black spots on their tongues, but it can happen. But it is uncommon.

Anonymous asked:
I have problems with rats at our condo in Marco and in Goodland, Fl. Presently the men live trap then drown the creatures. Would this breed acclimate to the situation?

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In no way should you get a puppy or dog that could be injured or get into a live-trap. I would suggest getting a cat to control the rat problem or contact an exterminator. Then when the problem is gone and the traps are gone; a pup should do just fine going back and forth from one home to another. As long as the pup is properly crate trained and has the same smelling items at both houses that you bring along with the pup.

Anonymous asked:
Do Schipperke puppies like the water?

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Anonymous

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

We had a Schipperke and he absolutely LOVED the water. He swam in our pond and in his pool in the back yard. The only thing he didn't like was a bath in the tub.

Anonymous

I have had 11 Schipperkes and all of them have loved water. That is why they are nicknamed water dogs. Mine have been swimming since they were small. They have even been in ice water. They handle the beach well too. I started mine with milkbone dog biscuits.

Anonymous

my dog loved the water they are water dogs. they were use for boats to get ride of rats, that's where the name comes from skipper. lives in belgaum area roots.

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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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.

Anonymous

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

My Schipperke female started losing her hair in patches and it ended up being an inability to properly break down amino acids in her diet. She was given a diet supplement with the amino acids already broken down. It was a liquid in a pump bottle, that I put on her food. Within three weeks, her hair began to grow back and by six weeks, you couldn't tell there had been bald spots. Of course, she was on the supplement for the remainder of her life

Anonymous

Our schip had bilateral alopecia on her ears at about 1-year old. Like yours she had various tests done to determine why this was happening. We exhaused every test known to the vet. Finally, we were able to determine that she was allergic to the vaccines. She remains unvaccinated to this day at age 14 and the alopecia never came back.

Anonymous

My Schipperke's hair had thinned out also. I started feeding her Nutro dog food and Royal Canine food and her hair came back to normal. Gave her back her energy also. She's over ten years old.

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Updated: 12/15/2017