Curious and clever, the Schipperke dog breed 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. See below for complete list of Schipperke characteristics! Schipperke Dog Breed Information, Pictures, Characteristics & Facts – DogtimeInitiate Gallery Additional articles you will be interested in: Adoption
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Key Vitals of Schipperke Dog
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
Schipperke Dog Companion Dogs 10 inches to 1 foot, 3 inches tall at the shoulder 11 to 18 pounds 13 to 15 years

Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability:

Schipperke is rated 3 out of 5 in Adaptability. This means Schipperke has scored high and is suitable in Adaptability parameter.

Schipperke is rated 4 out of 5 in Adaptibility in living in apartment. This means Schipperke has scored high and is suitable in Adaptibility in living in apartment parameter.

Schipperke is rated 4 out of 5 in Good For Novice Owners. This means Schipperke has scored high and is suitable in Good For Novice Owners parameter.

Schipperke is rated 4 out of 5 in Sensitivity Level.. This means Schipperke has scored high and is suitable in Sensitivity Level. parameter.

Schipperke is rated 3 out of 5 in Tolerates Being Alone.. This means Schipperke has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Being Alone. parameter.

Schipperke is rated 3 out of 5 in Tolerates Cold Weather.. This means Schipperke has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Cold Weather. parameter.

Schipperke is rated 2 out of 5 in Tolerates Hot Weather.. This means Schipperke has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Hot Weather. parameter.

All Around Friendliness:

Schipperke is rated 3 out of 5 in All Around Friendliness.. This means Schipperke has scored high and is suitable in All Around Friendliness. parameter.

Schipperke is rated 4 out of 5 in Affectionate with Family.. This means Schipperke has scored high and is suitable in Affectionate with Family. parameter.

Schipperke is rated 5 out of 5 in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs.. This means Schipperke has scored high and is suitable in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs. parameter.

Schipperke is rated 2 out of 5 in Friendly Dog.. This means Schipperke has scored low and is not suitable in Friendly Dog. parameter.

Schipperke is rated 2 out of 5 in Friendly Toward Strangers.. This means Schipperke has scored low and is not suitable in Friendly Toward Strangers. parameter.

Health Grooming:

Schipperke is rated 3 out of 5 in Health Grooming.. This means Schipperke has scored high and is suitable in Health Grooming. parameter.

Schipperke is rated 3 out of 5 in Amount Of Shedding.. This means Schipperke has scored high and is suitable in Amount Of Shedding. parameter.

Schipperke is rated 1 out of 5 in Drooling Potential.. This means Schipperke has scored low and is not suitable in Drooling Potential. parameter.

Schipperke is rated 5 out of 5 in Easy To Groom.. This means Schipperke has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Groom. parameter.

Schipperke is rated 4 out of 5 in General Health.. This means Schipperke has scored high and is suitable in General Health. parameter.

Schipperke is rated 5 out of 5 in Potential For Weight Gain.. This means Schipperke has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Weight Gain. parameter.

Schipperke is rated 1 out of 5 in Size.. This means Schipperke has scored low and is not suitable in Size. parameter.

Trainability:

Schipperke is rated 3 out of 5 in Trainability.. This means Schipperke has scored high and is suitable in Trainability. parameter.

Schipperke is rated 2 out of 5 in Easy To Train.. This means Schipperke has scored low and is not suitable in Easy To Train. parameter.

Schipperke is rated 4 out of 5 in Intelligence.. This means Schipperke has scored high and is suitable in Intelligence. parameter.

Schipperke is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Mouthiness.. This means Schipperke has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Mouthiness. parameter.

Schipperke is rated 2 out of 5 in Prey Drive.. This means Schipperke has scored low and is not suitable in Prey Drive. parameter.

Schipperke is rated 4 out of 5 in Tendency To Bark Or Howl.. This means Schipperke has scored high and is suitable in Tendency To Bark Or Howl. parameter.

Schipperke is rated 5 out of 5 in Wanderlust Potential.. This means Schipperke has scored high and is suitable in Wanderlust Potential. parameter.

Exercise Needs:

Schipperke is rated 5 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Schipperke has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Schipperke is rated 5 out of 5 in Energy Level.. This means Schipperke has scored high and is suitable in Energy Level. parameter.

Schipperke is rated 3 out of 5 in Intensity.. This means Schipperke has scored high and is suitable in Intensity. parameter.

Schipperke is rated 5 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Schipperke has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Schipperke is rated 5 out of 5 in Potential For Playfulness.. This means Schipperke has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Playfulness. parameter.

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Companion Dogs

Height

10 inches to 1 foot, 3 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight

11 to 18 pounds

Life Span

13 to 15 years

Highlights

Schipperkes are a long-lived breed. It is important that you understand the length of time a Schipperke can live and make sure you are committed enough to provide a good life for the dog for the next 15 or more years.The Schipperke is so independent-minded he’s not recommended for first-time dog owners.These are adaptable dogs who can do well in any setting, including life on a boat or in an apartment, as long as they get plenty of daily exercise and the neighbors are tolerant of barking! They do best, however, if they have a small fenced yard to run in.Schipperkes have a high energy level and will demand at least a half hour of activity every day, and preferably more.Schipperkes are considered light shedders except for twice a year, when they shed heavily. Weekly brushing keeps their coat clean, and they don’t need frequent baths.Training can be challenging if it is not done with patience, consistency, and positive reinforcement, all aided by a good sense of humor.Schipperkes are naturally suspicious of strangers and can be territorial toward people and other dogs. They make excellent watchdogs.Loving and devoted, the Schipperke is an ideal family dog who adores children. They can get along with other dogs, especially if they are properly socialized, and they get along with cats extremely well.Schipperkes can be noisy and they will bark for entertainment and as an alert.Never buy a Schipperke from a puppy mill, a pet store, or a breeder who doesn’t provide health clearances or guarantees. Look for a reputable breeder who tests her breeding dogs to make sure they’re free of genetic diseases that they might pass onto the puppies and who breeds for sound temperaments.