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black and white Schipperke adult


Active and agile, tireless and always interested in what’s going on, they will express themselves with a high-pitched bark whenever they require attention.

About the Schipperke

Schipperkes are small sheepdogs that are nevertheless solidly built. Their coat is very distinctive, with straight hair forming ruff, mane and frills. Their fine features, together with their shepherd dog curiosity and their size, explain their great popularity well beyond Belgium.

These outstanding little dogs are brimming with affection for their families, but can be standoffish with strangers, making them popular watch and guard dogs.

FCI Group 1, AKC Non-Sporting Group
13–15 translations.feature.breeds.years

Lively / Agile / Alert / Protective / Gentle


  • Makes a great guard dog
  • Requires moderate grooming
  • Gentle with children

A healthy start to life

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Dachshund puppy in black and white eating from a red bowl

Lifetime of health

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