Meet The Schipperke

The Schipperke is curious & interested in everything
around him.
He displays a confident & independent
personality, reflecting the
breed’s original purpose as
and hunter of vermin.

Welcome to the Official Website of the Schipperke Club of America

Schipperkes are agile, active watchdogs and hunter of vermin. In appearance he is a small, thickset, cobby, black, tailless dog, with a fox-like face. In temperament, the Schipperke is curious, interested in everything around him, and is an excellent and faithful little watchdog. Originating in Belgium, the breed was first imported to America in 1888.

The Schipperke Club of America (SCA) is the national breed parent club organization for Schipperkes within the American Kennel Club. The SCA promotes the showing, responsible breeding, obedience training and competition, and versatility of the breed.

Our organization oversees most recognized Schipperke activities in the United States. The SCA brings together people interested in breeding and competition, and improving and preserving the health and character of the breed for the purposes of showing, obedience, hunting of vermin and pet ownership. It is also responsible for promoting good sportsmanship at events that are held under the Schipperke Club of America.

Here you can learn about both companions and competition dogs, and about the breed’s history, temperament traits, and overall health and care.

We hope you will enjoy your visit to the Schipperke Club of America website!

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The Schip’s Blog

Search & Rescue

September 22, 2023|

Search and rescue is a team effort between the handler and their Schipperke. The team trains a minimum of three days/week in urban, simulated disaster, or “natural” environments, the handler takes additional SAR seminars focusing on search and rescue and disaster preparedness. These seminars [...]


September 22, 2023|

Dogs have a sense of smell that’s between 10,000 and 100,000 times more acute than ours! The sport of Scent Work celebrates the joy of sniffing, and asks a dog to sniff to their heart’s content; turning your dog’s favorite activity into a rewarding [...]

Obedience & Rally

September 22, 2023|

Obedience Obedience training may just be the best gift you can give yourself, your family, and your pet. It teaches your dog appropriate social behavior with both people and animals; helps correct annoying behaviors like jumping, digging, barking, and chewing; and keeps your dog [...]

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