usefulness on board earned him the name 'Schipperke',
which is Flemish for "Little Boatman".
much like a miniature Belgian Shepherd Dog, the Schipperke stands about 13
inches tall and has a black, shiny, dense, double coat. He has no tail. A
naturally clean dog, the Schipperke will take care of his own grooming,
and needs minimal attention from his owners.
and curious, the Schipperke has an alert, lively, and questioning
expression. He is an excellent family pet, loyal and devoted. He is an
affectionate and playful dog who makes a great companion for
children. The Schipperke enjoys being a part of a family.
This breed requires only
moderate exercise and fits well into many different living arrangements.
His guarding instinct makes him an excellent watchdog. Training should
begin early before his intelligence and curiosity get him into trouble!