breed of small stocky black dogs originally used as watchdogs on boats in the Netherlands and Belgium
A small breed of dog developed in Belgium, sometimes used as a watchdog on boats.
Origin: Dutch, diminutive of schipper, skipper, from its use on boats.
A Schipperke is a small Belgian breed of dog that originated in the early 16th century. There has been a long informal debate over whether this type of dog is a spitz or miniature sheepdog. In their home country of Belgium they are considered a small shepherd.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ship′pėr-ke, n. a breed of dogs of the same group as the Eskimo and Pomeranian dog, but with almost no tail, favourites of the Belgian bargees. [Flem., 'little skipper.']
The numerical value of schipperke in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of schipperke in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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