Schipperke Dog Facts: Everything You Need to Know

Schipperke Dog

The Schipperke is a small, intelligent, and playful dog. They are known for their black fur and fox-like appearance.


The Schipperke originated in Belgium and were originally used as barge dogs. They were responsible for keeping the boats free of rats and other pests.


Schipperkes are known for being friendly, loyal, and playful dogs. They are also very intelligent and easy to train.


Schipperkes are low-maintenance dogs when it comes to grooming. They only need to be brushed once a week and bathed as needed.


Schipperkes are generally healthy dogs, but they are prone to some health problems, such as hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, and eye problems.


 Schipperkes are very intelligent dogs and are easy to train. They are best trained using positive reinforcement methods.

Exercise Needs

Schipperkes are active dogs and need at least 30 minutes of exercise per day. They enjoy playing fetch, going for walks, and running around.


Schipperkes have an average lifespan of 12-15 years.


The cost of a Schipperke puppy can range from $500 to $1,000.

Where To Find

Schipperkes can be found from reputable breeders or rescue organizations.

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