So you’re looking to adopt an Schipperke, or already have one?
According to the American Kennel Club, “Standing no higher than 13 inches, Schipperkes are small dogs built for hard work. Schips were created as ratters and watchdogs. Their powerful jaws, necks, and forequarters—coupled with a stealthy, catlike hunting style—make them ideal rat-catching machines. The black coat is profuse around the neck, shoulders, and legs, giving the breed a silhouette that accentuates a thick, substantial body. The foxy face completes the unique look of a unique breed. If you can’t tell a Schipperke from an ordinary dog, you simply haven’t been paying attention. The Schipperke, Belgium’s “little captain,” is the traditional barge dog of the Low Countries. Curious, lively, and intense but mischievous, this little black dog is a robust, long-lived companion for whom there is never a dull moment.”
An Schipperke typically ranges from 25.4cm to 33.02cm in height, and weighs from 4.535923700000001kg to 7.25747792kg.
There are a few pet insurance companies in New Zealand that offer dog insurance for Schipperke breeds. Try Cove Insurance as they are currently offering a one-month free promotion. Typically Schipperke insurance ranges from $30 per month to $65 – but of course this varies depending on a range of other factors such as gender.