Schipperke Puppies and Dogs

A complete guide to Schipperke Puppies and Dogs including photos and articles about grooming, training, care tips, exercise needs, male and female Schipperke dog names, illness and health problems with a definition and description of Schipperke Puppies and Dogs.

Fast Facts & Guide to Schipperke Puppies and Dogs

Have a glance at our Fact File and Guide to Schipperke Puppies and Dogs. Discover some fast facts to gain a really fast overview of the Schipperke.

Schipperke Guide and Fact File

Height: The average height of a Schipperke is 10-13 inches

Weight: The average weight of a Schipperke is 12-18 pounds

Size of Dog: The Schipperke is a small sized breed of dog

Breed Type and Dog Group: The Schipperke belongs to the Non-Sporting Group of Dogs

Country of Origin of the Breed: This breed originated from Belgium

Exercise Needs: The Schipperke requires plenty of activity and exercise each day

Coat Type: The Schipperke has a black, straight, harsh coat varying in length across the body

Shedding hairs: This breed sheds excessively during shedding periods around 2-3 times yearly

Grooming needs: Groom Schipperkes once per week, groom daily during periods of shedding

Training a Schipperke (Trainability): This breed is trainable with time, patience & consistency


Other Names of Schipperke: Spitzke, Spitske or Little Captain

Schipperke Lifespan - This dog lives for approximately 15 years

Number of puppies per litter: The average Schipperke litter size is 3 to 7 puppies per litter

Temperament / Behaviour: Alert, Active, Bright, Curious, Happy, Energetic and Willful

We hope that the fast facts and information provided in our Schipperke puppy and dog fact file and guide will prove a useful overview of this particular breed. Please click one of the links at the top of the page for detailed articles relating to training, pet care, grooming, personality, exercise needs, male and female Schipperke dog names, illness and health problems.


Summary of Schipperke Puppies and Dogs

Schipperke puppies and dogs are small sized puppies and dogs that are typically very bright and alert. This spirited dog is lively, full of character and very energetic. This breed should be kept active and busy, and should be provided with plenty of daily activity and exercise as it's vital for their overall healthy and well-being. The Schipperke is self-confident and shouldn't show signs of timidity. Dogs and puppies from this breed are playful and fun-loving, and really quite amusing little animals to be around. They make good family pets as they are great company and tend to bond very well with both their master and children. Training this breed can often be a little slow as dogs and puppies have very curious and inquisitive personalities. However, they are trainable with care, time and patience which any prospective dog owner must be prepared to provide.

Choosing Schipperke Puppies and Dogs as Pets

Schipperke puppies grow into small sized adult dogs and the above summary will help you to determine whether they are suitable as a family pet. If you are considering whether to buy a Schipperke puppy, adoption is also an option for this particular type of dog, or even selecting one from a rescue centre, or reputable dog breeder. The Schipperke is typically very healthy and often lives a long life to around 17 or 18 years! There are some health issues more commonly related to this breed and more information if available via the health issues link at the top of this page. The coat of this breed is straight, harsh and variable in length. Grooming should be carried out once per week, however, this breed does shed very heavily two to three times per year and during these shedding periods, owners should brush their dog on a daily basis. This eager breed shows great enthusiasm and wants to please its owners. This is a friendly dog but it should be socialized well from young as it is naturally curious of strangers.

Schipperke Puppies and Dogs

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