These alert and attentive little dogs have a habit of going about their domain and checking for changes or discrepancies. They guard well those things entrusted to them and are naturally suspicious of strangers. They make excellent family dogs.PURPOSE OF BREED:Schipperkes were used as both ratters and sentry dogs on the canal barges of Belgium. They were also used as a carriage dog, sitting up front with the carriage drivers and being a good little guard dog.AVERAGE LITTER SIZE:5 puppiesÿÿ
Epilepsy, hip and knee problems. Thyroid disorder.
They are good with children, but are suspicious of all strangers.
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