Definitions for schipperkeˈskɪp ər ki, -kə
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schip•per•keˈskɪp ər ki, -kə(n.)
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
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.
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