The Schipperke is loved for his cleverness, devotion, and versatility, as well as his sly sense of humor.
Height: 10 to 15 inches tall at shoulder
Weight: 11 to 18 pounds
Coat: double coat in basic black
Life span: 13 to 15 years
Breed Group: Companion Dogs
Curious and clever, the Schipperke is often nicknamed LBD, for little black devil. He's fearless and devoted, always on guard to protect his family from harm. His small size and easy-care coat are attractive qualities, but his intelligence and curiosity can lead him into trouble.
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General Characteristics
Cold tolerance
Dog friendly
Ease at being home alone
Ease of training
Friendly toward strangers
Predatory tendencies
Watchdog ability
Affectionate with family
Easy to groom
General health
Good for novice owners