The Schipperke is a curious, faithful, confident, and fearless small dog breed that can bring a lot of love and happiness into your life. If you want to know more about the dog you are looking into, it is best to start with their descendants, the Schipperke descends from Leauvenaar. The Schipperke may be a member of your family from anywhere between 13 and 15 years, giving you plenty of time to love them! The Schipperke belongs to the Non-sporting breed group due to many factors that resulted in them being put into this group. The Schipperke is a moderately popular dog, many owners have loved it and some have had not so pleasing experiences. If you feel like the Schipperke may be the right fit for you, please continue reading to learn more about them!

Body Characteristics

The Schipperke is a Medium size small dog with a build described as square and fox-like with erect high-set ears and a wide chest, making it the perfect dog for your home. The Schipperke can weigh between 11lbs to 18lbs making it an excellent choice for those who are looking for a Medium small dog! Those who are looking for a small dog with a Medium, fluffy outer coat which is short on the face and ears and medium on the body and a short dense undercoat type coat, should look no further because this is the dog for them. Those who are looking to buy one of the Schipperke will find that they are available in the colors of black.


The Schipperke is a very intelligent small dog, as a result training it will be faster and easier than a less intelligent dog.
The Schipperke make take a lot of time and effort to train, it will take a dedicated owner to get this small dog trained. The Schipperke is an extremely playful small dog that is full of energy and always ready for you to throw that ball! If you are looking for a dog that will keep you on your feet then the Schipperke would be a great choice for you. The Schipperke will constantly want to spend time with you showing how much you mean to them, they are a great addition to any family. The Schipperke is above average with children, but if they do not leave it alone when it is not in the mood, then it may take a turn. If you have a consistent flow of people in and out of your home, the Schipperke is not a good choice for you as it does not do well with strangers. The Schipperke is above average when it comes to being a watch dog, it will try its best to keep your house safe. The Schipperke is average when it comes to other dogs, it may get along with them really well or it may not. The Schipperke may grow to be best friends with cats, however, it will be very wary of them at first.


If you are looking for a dog that does not shed, the Schipperke is a perfect choice for your home. When it comes to allergies, the Schipperke is not a good choice to bring into a home with those who are allergic. The Schipperke will require a lot of grooming and additional cost, it can cost up to {upkeep} a year to keep this dog healthy and groomed. When it comes to health, the Schipperke is average and will normally have minimal issues that most dogs will face. As with all living things, there are some health issues that we may encounter, for the Schipperke these issues include Epilepsy, Patellar Luxation, and Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease. The Schipperke, like all dogs, will need to have routine visits to the vet and groomer, the upkeep for this dog is $1200 per year.