Definitions for schipperkeˈskɪp ər ki, -kə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

schip•per•keˈskɪp ər ki, -kə(n.)

  1. one of a Belgian breed of small dogs with a foxlike head, erect ears, and a thick black coat.

    Category: Dogs, Cats, and Horses

Origin of schipperke:

1885–90; < dial. D: little boatman =schipperskipper1+-ke -kin

Princeton's WordNet

  1. schipperke(noun)

    breed of small stocky black dogs originally used as watchdogs on boats in the Netherlands and Belgium


  1. schipperke(Noun)

    A small breed of dog developed in Belgium, sometimes used as a watchdog on boats.

  2. Origin: Dutch, diminutive of schipper, skipper, from its use on boats.


  1. Schipperke

    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.


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