The Schipperke is loved for his cleverness, devotion, and versatility, as well as his sly sense of humor.

Vital Stats

Height: 10 to 15 inches tall at shoulder
Weight: 11 to 18 pounds
Coat: double coat in basic black
Life span: 13 to 15 years

Summary
Curious and clever, the Schipperke is often nicknamed LBD, for little black devil. He’s fearless and devoted, always on guard to protect his family from harm.

His small size and easy-care coat are attractive qualities, but his intelligence and curiosity can lead him into trouble. Full Schipperke profile on DogTime.com

Need for exercise:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Potential for weight gain:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Tendency to bark or howl:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Energy Level:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Intelligence:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Affectionate with family:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Compatible with kids:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Dog friendly:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Vigor:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
General health:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Heat Tolerance:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Easy to groom:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Apartment appropriate:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Average:
3.7 out of 5 stars (3.7 / 5)