Good with Kids:
Schipperkes are companion dogs with self-confidence and highly spirited personality. They originated from Belgium and also very popular in France.
Country of Origin:
Small dog breeds
These are attentive, self-confidence, cunning and high spirited dogs that are lively, determined, constant, tireless, alert, and loyal to the family.
Non-sporting Dog Breeds (AKC).
Companion Breeds (UKC).
The shoulder height is 25-30cm (9Â½-11Â½in) in Belgium and France.
They are classified in two groups by weight those of 5-8kg (11-17Â½1b) and other of 3-5kg(6Â½-111b) in other countries for the breed standard is usually 5-8kg (11-17Â½1b).
This breed will defined its territory - whether that is a flat or a large are of land - against both two legged and four-legged intruders. If someone new visits, they will adopt a watchful position. The pet cat will be happily accepted. Generally they are quite good with children.
A tough coat with a Soft under layer. Around the neck, of mane, and by the hindquarters, the hair is much longer. The normal color is black; some countries permit other colors including blonde.
Schipperke has little grooming need. An occasional brushing will keep them in excellent condition. The schipperke is a bundle of dynamite. To be happy, it needs to be able to play run about a great deal. In addition to daily walks, let it run about in the garden or park off the lead.
This breed is easily alerted and barks at the first sign of trouble. Where you are surrounded by other homes, it is good neighborly to teach it that a couple of barks are sufficient.