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Breed Standards for the Schipperke



General Appearance:

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




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




Docked tail so that tail is not visible








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




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




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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