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Schipperke profile

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Lifespan: 13-15 Years

Avg height: 25-33cm.

Avg weight: 4.5-7.2kg

Coat type: LMedium-length, straight, double coat.

Coat colours: Black.

Originally bred for: Barge watchdog and companion.

Breed traits: Active, curious, alert, intelligent, stubborn, interactive.


A little about the Schipperke


The Schipperke is a devoted companion and is an excellent watchdog. They do have a high prey drive due to their history of hunting vermin on barges, thus small animals in the home would be highly unsuitable to this breed. They enjoy being with their owners as much as possible and make for a highly interactive companion. 



Conditions the Schipperke may be predisposed to include: Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Hip Dysplasia, Hypothyroidism, Mucopolysaccharidosis Type IIIb, Epilepsy, Autoimmune skin problems, Cushing’s Disease, Diabetes, Atopy.