Anyone here a schipperke owner?

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  1. Midnight-Raccoon

    Midnight-Raccoon Toby&Mandy=Double Damage.

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    Because I have a brown schip named Toby, and most people have no CLUE what he is. So i'm hoping someone here will.
     
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    I don't own them, but one of the ladies who works at a homeopathic vet clinic that I've been taking my rabbit to, has two of them (That I have seen).
    They call them "the pixies" :p

    They are very sweet!
     
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    do you have a pic you can post? I've never heard of them and I'm curious to see what they look like.
     
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    Oh my god, I was just going to ask whether there are any Schipperke owners on this board :D . I am absolutely crazy about this breed and i'm currently studying breeders in UK.... hopefully by next year we're going to be owned by one of these adorable little devils! :p

    Here's a pic of my friend's Schipp babies. Their names are Beira, Biscuit and Bonbon. Beira and bon are very successful show dogs and great Agility dogs as well......

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    If you have any specific questions just ask. I might be able to answer, though I have some questions for Schipp owners myself ;) .
     
  5. Chrissy&B

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    Here's another one:
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    We do not dock here in Europe ;) ....
     
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    I think they had bad press in the past... hope the breed really comes back with better breeding.
     
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    There is one in Chloe's agility class. Guiness is quite a character and he does great at agility - his only drawback is when he gets to the top of the A-frame he tends to stop so he can take a good look around from such a great vantage point.:)
     
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    bubbatd Moderator

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    Cute !!! How's his temperment ??? They got a bad rap in my day .
     
  9. SummerRiot

    SummerRiot Dog Show Addict

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    I LOVE Skips!! lol They are like "Mini Belgians" lol

    I have never ever heard of a brown Skip before.
    Post some pics! :)
     
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    I've run into a handful of them. Most are pretty sweet, some are bad nippers, some are quite nervous (though I think a lot has to do with owners) but all of them have shed by the bucketful. They would shame a GSD with the amount of hair they lose on a daily basis.

    I didn't know they had tails though...I guess all the ones over here are docked. :confused:
     
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    SummerRiot Dog Show Addict

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    The ones over here I believe are docked as well.. from what I have seen as well Zoom.

    I never really noticed how tiny they were until I saw them at Riots show too! lmao
     
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    jess2416 Who woulda thought

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    I think they are Zoom that what I kept seeing when I was looking them up ???
     
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    I don't own a Schipperke, but I adore the breed. If I were ever to have a small breed again, this is what I'd get. Chocolate/brown ones are classified as a rare colour, but they are around. By standard though, they should be black so people aren't breeding or the chocolate gene. Personally, I prefer the choc. colour to the black but wouldn't ever support a breeder who specifically bred for colour (especially when the standard calls for only one colour). For those of you who've never seen a chocolate schip here's a page with some pictures of them (the kennel itself is awful, but I'm just posting it because its got a few good pictures of a chocolate Schip).
     
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    SummerRiot Dog Show Addict

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    Zoom - here is a quote from the CKC website about the Skips tail;

     
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    Yes, they DO have tails :p and don't they look cute?? European countries banned docking quite a while ago (ohhh, I'm so happy about that!!) and our judges are quite strict about that.
    I believe that, but name one breed that didn't have a bad rep at one point! ;) They are very active little dogs (they're NOT a lap dog) and some people don't seem to understand that. I guess they need as much mental stimulation as other Belgian Shepherds (in Europe FCI places them in the same group with other shepherds FCI 1 group) and people just don't seem to understand. They adopt to all kinds of situations, but they're still very active and if you ask me, early socialization is a must. They were bred as guard dogs and ratters, so they have a bit of a terrier in them as well. Basically..... they posses all the great qualities of a big dog in a small body!! :D
    They are great Agility dogs, excel at obedience, great show dogs and fantastic family dogs as they strongly bond with kids and grown ups ......
     
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    According to a site that i went on (linked from a thread here) if i were a dog i would be a schipperke :p
     
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    wolfsoul I Love My Belgian

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    I was going to get a sheltie in a couple of years but recently have been thinking more and more about a schipperke. I'll have two Belgians, I might as well have a miniature. ;)
     
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    I like Shelties as well, but I found out that Schipps have that little devil in their eyes that I simply can't resist :p ..... and they need much, much less grooming!
     
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    You hit the nail on the head - that's exactly what I see in Guiness. It's like he's trying to figure out what he wants to do next that'll bring a chuckle or a good natured groan to those around him. You can just see the wheels turning in his head.:D
     
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    I've never heard of this breed. Thanks so much for posting and sharing. They are so cute!
     

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