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Breed Standards for the Schipperke

 

 

General Appearance:

A small, cobby dog, square-proportioned, appearing to slope from shoulders to croup

 

 

Head:

Foxlike face; Small eyes;  Small, triangular, high-set, erect ears

 

 

Tail:

Docked tail so that tail is not visible

 

 

Color:

Black

 

 

Size:

Weight:  12 – 16 lbs;   Height:  male 11-13”; female 10-12”

 

 

Coat:

Double coat, which forms a stand-out ruff, cape, and culottes

 

 

Temperament:

A bold companion, even though it can be an independent and headstrong one.  This little dynamo is happiest when busy, poking its nose into every cranny and ever on the lookout for adventure.


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