Breed: Schipperke

Family (group): Sheepdog

Nationality: Belgium

Weight (kg): 5.5 - 7.5
Size (cm): 22 - 33
Hair type: abundant, hard and dense

Color Standards: Black

Origin and history: This race would come down from the gamewinners, who are former little shepherds of the Leuven region. His name means "little captain". The breed is officially recognized in 1888

Personality: Faithful to his master and very suspicious to strangers. They are tireless and need to exercise regularly. May be aggressive towards other dogs.

Known health problem: hip problems (Legg-Calvé-Perthes), progressive atrophy of the retina, cataract, entropion, hypothyroidism, epilepsy.

Note: It is a dog that barks a lot.