Buying a puppy is easy. The hard part is deciding on whether the pet will be ideal for you or not. This is what makes it very important to go through the basic information of a dog breed prior to buying it. The Schipperke is a small Belgian breed of dog. It originated in the 16th century. Until now, there is an ongoing informal debate on whether this dog is a miniature sheepdog or a spitz.
The San Diego Schipperke puppies are small and are at times described as being fox-like. They have a square body profile. From the side, their head looks rounded and narrows towards the muzzle. The muzzle is shorter than the skull. The dog has a black nose. Its teeth make a scissors bite. Its eyes are oval shaped and face forward. The ears are erect and high set. They are triangular shaped. The dog has a deep chest which reaches to the elbows. The top-line is level.
The Schipperke puppy San Diego is at times born tailless. If it is born with a tail, it is usually docked at the point where it is not visible. The dewclaws are usually removed. The breed has a double coat that is thick and shorter at the face, front legs, hock and ears. The coat is of a medium length and longest at the neck, rump and shoulders. The main coat color is solid black. The dog may also have a range of fawns and tans.
The Schipperke puppies San Diego grow into a little dog that is quick and very energetic. It is always high-spirited, devoted, and loyal and bonds well with its master. This breed makes a great family dog because of its even temperament and the fact that it is devoted and loyal towards kids. The breed is also good with other dogs. Other than that, this dog is curious, smart and very mischievous. It will do exceptionally well on a boat.
The best quality of the Schipperke puppy San Diego is its ability to defend against intruders. It will back down to nobody and is an excellent friend of the kids. All in all, you will have to socialize him sufficiently to keep him from becoming aloof or wary with strangers. It is an intelligent dog and is always eager to learn. You should be conscious of the small dog syndrome which results from being a weak pack leader. The dog will also suffer from separation anxiety hence not good to leave him alone for long.
- Hip dysplasia
- Hip sockets which tend to slip
- Legg Calves Perthes
Regular vet appointments are recommended for San Diego Schipperke puppy to deal with health problems. To be mentally stable, the dog will need daily walks and jogs. The dog is generally clean and takes care of its hygiene. However, the coat needs regular brushing and combing.
Height: 10 to 13 inches
Weight: 12 to 18 pounds
15 years or more