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!

Click to join the Schipperke Club of America.

Want to join the SCA?

Click to view Schipperke breeders.

Looking for a Schipperke?

Click to find Schipperke activities.

Schipperke activities

Click for all information about the Schipperke Club of America National Specialty show.

2024 National Specialty

The Schip’s Blog


September 22, 2023|

Fast CAT® – which stands for Fast Coursing Ability Test – is a timed 100-yard dash where dogs run one at a time, chasing a lure. It’s over before you know it — and it’s nothing short of awe-inspiring to watch your dog run [...]


September 21, 2023|

What is the purpose of dog shows? For each breed the AKC registers, there is a breed standard which is a word description of the ideal dog of that breed. Standards describe the physical and mental characteristics that allow each breed to perform the [...]

Upcoming Events