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Schipperke, miniature sheepdog

Some characteristics of Schipperke breed

 

Schipperke puppy

Schipperke puppy

The Schipperke has relatively small, pointed ears that are erect top the head. These breed has a double coat, with a soft fluffly undercoat. The external coat feels a bit harsh and is longer than the undercoat. The tail of the Schipperke is always down towards  the rear of the dog.

 

The average weight of these dogs is usually between 3 to 9 kg ( 7 to 20 lb). Puppies have this unique feature that differences them, and it is that they are born with tails in different lengths.

Schipperke puppy

Schipperke puppy

A few characteristics of the Schipperke’s behavior are for example, they are a bit stubborn and known for being so. Mischievous and headstrong temperamental. They love to chase small animals so it’s not a good idea if you own a bunny or some other small animal.  Common nicknames for the Schipperke are “Little black fox” or “Tasmanian black devil” or “ “little black devil.” They are very curious dogs and with high energy levels. Because of their energy levels they require a lot of daily exercise and a big space so they can run and have fun. They are very smart and independent and sometimes they rather do whatever they want than listening to its owner’s order. The Schipperke requiere training starting when they are puppies, they can be aggressive with other dogs so be careful

 

schipperkes couple

schipperkes couple

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