The Schipperke

The Schipperke  From paintings by Louis Agassiz Fuertes The schipperke got his name from being so frequently seen on the canal barges of Belgium, where he makes a good “watch” and keeps down the rats. The word is pronounced “skip-perkee” and is the Flemish for “little skipper.” Doubtless an offshoot of the “wolfspitz,” of Central …

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