Dog Breeds

  • Schipperke

    These active, agile watchdogs have small, thickset bodies, and black fur. Schipperkes have mischievous, alert expressions and move with graceful trots.

  • Group: Companion
    Lifespan: 12–15 yr
    Height: 9–14 in
    Weight: 9–19 lb

  • Care

    Schipperkes have minimal grooming needs—bathing and brushing every so often is usually adequate. That said, their double coats will need extra attention during spring and fall. Daily brushing during these times can help remove cast-off undercoats, helping your Schipperke look their best. Trimming nails, cleaning ears, and brushing teeth should also be part of every dog's grooming routine, regardless of breed.

    Schipperkes need a high-quality dog food appropriate for their life stage (e.g., puppy, adult, senior). Consider a diet formulated for small, active breeds. To prevent weight-related health issues, measure out your dog's meals, and limit treats to no more than 10% of their daily calories.

  • Disorders

    colour dilution alopecia Diabetes mellitus Follicular dysplasias Pemphigus
    Cataracts Progressive retinal atrophy

    Always visit a professional veterinarian if you believe your dog may have health issues.