This foxy-faced breed dates back to the 1600s, but its popularity didn't emerge until the late 1800s in the households of Belgium.
Care and Health
Their coat needs only weekly brushing, though they do go through a shedding season once or twice a year. During these periods, more frequent brushing will help to keep the amount of shed hair under control. As with all breeds, the nails should be trimmed regularly, as overly long nails can cause the dog discomfort. The primary orthopedic problem tends to be luxating patella and Legg-Perthes syndrome. Some Schipperkes have demonstrated tendencies to epilepsy.
In World War II, the Belgian Resistance used the dogs to run messages between various resistance hideouts and cells, to which occupying Nazi forces were none the wiser
Confident, Alert, Curious
Size medium, short Fur,
sheds a lot,