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Schipperke

General Description

The Schipperke, Belgium's "little captain," is the traditional barge dog of the Low Countries. Curious, lively, and intense but mischievous, this little black dog is a robust, long-lived companion for whom there is never a dull moment. Standing no higher than 13 inches, Schipperkes are small dogs built for hard work

Character and Temperament

Curious, agile, confident, Faithful, independent and fearless

Exercise

At least half an hour of exercise per day

Origin

Bred in Flanders, the Dutch-speaking northern portion of Belgium, the Schipperke descended from the black sheepdog known as the Leauvenaar. The Belgian Sheepdog is also a descendant of this now extinct dog breed.

Stats

Average Dog Size

11-12

Average Dog Weight

6-19

Average Bitch Size

10-11

Average Bitch Weight

6-19

Average Life Expectancy

13-15


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