A Schipperke (; Dutch: [ˈsxɪpərkə]) 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.
Also known as
This breed is also called Spits (Until 1888), Spitske (Until 1888) as well as Spitzke (Until 1888).
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