THE SCHIP’S BLOG2023-09-25T08:07:49-04:00

The Schip’s Blog


Tracking is activity that takes advantage of the Schipperke's aptitude to discern scents.  Since all dogs have a [...]

Therapy Dog

Therapy dogs go with their owners to volunteer in settings such as schools, hospitals, and nursing homes.  From [...]

Search & Rescue

Search and rescue is a team effort between the handler and their Schipperke. The team trains a minimum [...]


Dogs have a sense of smell that’s between 10,000 and 100,000 times more acute than ours! The sport [...]

Obedience & Rally

Obedience Obedience training may just be the best gift you can give yourself, your family, and your pet. [...]


Fast CAT® – which stands for Fast Coursing Ability Test – is a timed 100-yard dash where dogs [...]


What is the purpose of dog shows? For each breed the AKC registers, there is a breed standard [...]

Barn Hunt

Not everyone will understand the importance of “rat catchers,” but if you live in the countryside, you sure [...]


Dog agility is a sport where you direct your dog through a pre-set obstacle course within a certain [...]

Emergency Pet Preparedness

SCA Board Notice Plan and Prepare If an evacuation is ordered, know your local hurricane evacuation route and [...]

All About Schipperkes

The Schipperke originated in Belgium where written history shows they were exhibited as early as 1690. The origin of [...]

The Schipperke

The Schipperke, pronounced “skip-er-key”, is a faithful little watch dog, active, mischievous, impudent and very alert. The breed [...]

Do I Need a Mentor?

By Bette Wynn 05/01/06 Have you ever wondered why some breeders are able to consistently produce outstanding dogs? [...]

Finding a Mentor

By Bette Wynn As our previous article suggests, (Do I need a Mentor?) those who want to be [...]

20 Basic Breeding Principles

The 20 Basic Breeding Principles by Robert Oppenheimer are famous and widely practiced by many great dog breeders. Mr. [...]

Nature’s Breeding Practices

By Dawn Bannister, Schipperke and Belgian Tervuren breeder Aimed at serious breeders: Arguing that Westminster should not be [...]

Inherited Diseases

While the genetics of many inherited conditions are simple recessives as, not all are. Let’s start with the [...]


There are now 2 labs testing for MPSIIIB. UPenn was the original one that identified the disease. UPenn [...]

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