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A creme colored Schipperke

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Other Names
Spits, Spitske

Belgium, 1500s
Bred down from Leauvenaar, a large black sheepdog, it is traced as far back as 1690. They were originally called Spits or Spitske but the name was changed to Schipperke in 1888.

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Life Expectancy
This breed can live as long as 12-13 years of age

Weight & Height
7 to 18 pounds & 9-13 inches tall at the shoulders

Known Health Problems
Hypothyroidism, Hip Dysplasia, Epilepsy, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Cataracts, Legg Calves Perthes, MPS111B

Physical Description
Medium size dog with a short, thick body. Wide head narrows at the eyes giving a foxy apperance. The muzzle is tapered and equal in length with the skull. The nose is small,black and eyes are small and dark brown. Ears are small and triangler and erect and the tail is docked.

Watchful, curious and courageous. This is a lively dog that is loyal to its family. The Schipperke will usually do fine with children and cats. This breed will deffend its territory against intruders.

This intelligent dog is usually a quick learner

Living Conditions
Will do ok living in the city/apartment if exercised

Little grooming needed.. Brush occasionally to keep coat in excellent condition

Moderate to high activity level. Highly energetic dog that needs plenty of daily exercise

Coat Texture
heavy, harsh double coat that is long on the neck and rump and is shorter on the body.

Coat Colors
Black only in the United States. But in Europe they also come in Fawn, Cream, Sable, Chocolate.

4-9 pups per litter

Continental Kennel Club, American Kennel Club, United Kennel Club, New Zealand Kennel Club, American Pet Registry, Fédération Cynologique Internationale,Canadian Kennel Club, National Kennel Club


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