Family: Sheepdog, Spitz, Northern (companion)
Area of origin: Belgium
Original function: barge dog, watchdog, ratter
Average size of male: Ht: 11-13, Wt: 12-16
Average size of female: Ht: 10-12, Wt: 12-16
Other names: none
Schipperke Dog Temperament
The Schipperke is a bold companion, even though it can be an independent and headstrong one. This little dynamo is happiest when busy, poking his nose into every cranny and ever on the lookout for adventure. He is reserved with strangers and an alert watchdog. He can make an amiable and pleasant house dog but needs daily exercise.