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Schipperke Info

Schipperke Breed Information

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Lifespan: 16-18 years Height: 10-13" Shedding: Lite Litter Size: 2-3 pups
Group: Non-Sporting Weight: 12-18 lbs Hair Length: Medium Size: Small

Breed Overview

The Schipperke is a Small dog breed, with a starting weight of 12 lbs that can reach 18 lbs. It is officially part of the Non-Sporting group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Schipperke breed has a typical lifespan of 16 to 18 years, Medium hair, and have Lite shedding. Breeders interested in the Schipperke should know that the average litter size is between 2 to 3 puppies.

Schipperke Breed Characteristics

Group Non-Sporting Drooler no
Size Small Guard Dog yes
Origin Belgium Easy to Train
Kid Friendly no Hypoallergenic no
Stranger Friendly somewhat Active Indoors yes
Apartment Friendly yes Exercise Demands no
Pet Friendly yes Yard Needs
Intelligent Grooming Requirements weekly
Barks Dangerous no

Schipperke Temperament

love their families and will always be protective of them. This alert, curious and intelligent dog breed loves children and tends to bond very closely with their master. The Schipperke is a big dog trapped in a small dog's body; they are self-confident and will play with any dog of any size. Schipperkes love to howl and bark and make excellent watchdogs, standing their ground no matter what. Schipperkes make excellent boat dogs

Health Problems

hypothyroid, epilepsy, hip dysplasia, legg calves perthes, PRA, cataracts, and MPS 111B

Schipperke Coat

Schipperke Dog Colors

black, chocolate, sable or cream

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