Height: male: 11-13 in.; female: 10-12 in. Weight: 12-16 lbs. Life Span: 13-15 years
The Schipperke is an independent little dog who makes a well-behaved, loyal and affectionate pet. He is undemanding and devoted to his owner, enjoying being a part of a family. Curious about everything in his surroundings, the Schipperke is lively, alert and at times independent. A natural clean dog, the Schipperke will take care of his own grooming and needs minimal attention from his owners.