Non-sporting Breed

Sparky and Penny from the Clark Gundersen’s Schipperke Kennel

Schipperke, the “Little Black Devil”, is a very clean dog and usually will take care of its own cleaning.  They shed heavily seasonally (sometimes as many as 3 times a year).  They are good apartment dogs but are very active inside (perhaps the source of their nickname).  It also likes outdoor exercise and an unleashed romp in a controlled environment.  They get along well with other pets, and are a great friend of children.  They can be hard to housebreak.

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Notes for owners
Medium.  Major shedder 3/year Minimal Good apartment degs, but NEED exercise.  Good boaters.  Likes to bark.

Relevant Web Sites

AKC Breed Profile

Schipperke Club of America (Breeders and Rescue)

Schipperke Club of Canada



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