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Expert Advice: Breed History Schipperke History: The “Little Captain” of Belgian Dockyards
The bubonic plague, or Black Death, was unleashed in 1348 by the humble rat flea. The plague decimated the people of Europe and before the connection was made between the plague and rats, half of all Europeans — by some estimates 40 or 50 million — suffered an unspeakably gruesome death. In the wake of […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeds/schipperke-history-little-captain-docks/ | March 28, 2022
Expert Advice: Responsible Breeding AKC Breeder Spotlight: Beth Lilly of Safari Schipperkes 
AKC Breeder of Merit and Bred with H.E.A.R.T. breeder Beth Lilly, owner of Safari Schipperkes, fell in love with her first Schipperke, Smokey, more than 30 years ago. At first, she was “just your average pet owner.” But with encouragement from a friend, she became a dedicated fancier and in the past 23 years has produced 38 champions and had well over 100 health tests performed on them. Smokey passed away at 19 years of age, and Beth said she still misses him.  […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/akc-breeder-spotlight-beth-lilly-safari-schipperkes/ | June 10, 2019
Expert Advice: Dog Breeding Hair Coat Disorder in Schipperkes Resembles Alopecia X
Alopecia X is a non-inflammatory hair cycle abnormality that typically affects double-coated breeds like the Pomeranian and other arctic dog breeds. Affected dogs start losing their outer guard hairs as a young adult. The disease progresses to what veterinarians call bilaterally symmetrical alopecia – complete hair loss on the trunk that spares the head and […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/hair-coat-disorder-schipperkes-resembles-alopecia-x/ | March 26, 2019
Expert Advice: AKC Rally 12-year-old Schipperke Wins AKC Rally National Championship
Senior dogs really can do it all. On Friday, March 15, Carol Davis and her 12-year-old Schipperke, Misty, won the 2019 AKC Rally National Championship. "I can't tell you how good it feels," Davis says. "The past three years, we've always placed second. Today we got first." Davis says she plans to celebrate with her cheering section […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/schipperke-winner-of-2019-akc-rally-national-championship/ | March 15, 2019
Schipperke standing in three-quarter view.
Dog Breeds Schipperke
The Schipperke, Belgium's "little captain," is the traditional barge dog of the Low Countries. Curious, lively, and intense but mischievous, this little black dog is a robust, long-lived companion for whom there is never a dull moment.
https://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/schipperke/ | November 6, 2017
Expert Advice: Responsible Breeding Schipperke Breeder Krista Nuovo-Roe on Life With This Foxy-Faced Breed
Dedicated to the Schipperke breed, professional breeder and handler Krista Nuovo-Roe of DeLamer Schipperkes has been involved with dogs since she was a child. Since then she has grown into a serious competitor who has worked extremely hard to produce champion dogs. While Nuovo-Roe began working with a different, much larger type of breed, the […]
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/dog-breeding/life-with-schipperkes/ | November 29, 2016
Press Releases 2024 AKC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP JUDGING PANEL NOW AVAILABLE
The American Kennel Club® (AKC®) is pleased to announce the judging panel for the 2024 AKC National Championship Presented by Royal Canin to be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, December 14 and Sunday, December 15, 2024. The 2024 event will showcase the top canine athletes and will also […]
https://www.akc.org/press-releases/2024-akc-national-championship-judging-panel-now-available/ | February 21, 2024
Sports & Events Judges’ Study Guides
AKC Group Standards Download AKC approved breed standards by complete group for use on any portable electronic device. Sporting Hound Working Terrier Toy Non-Sporting Herding Misc. Judges Study Guide No single written guide is ever comprehensive enough to be the only learning tool utilized in preparation for judging a new breed. We urge you to […]
https://www.akc.org/sports/conformation/judging-information/judges-study-guides/ | January 26, 2024
Toy Manchester Terriers at the AKC Meet the Breeds during the 2016 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin, Orlando, FL.
Sports & Events What Dog Breeds Can I Meet at AKC Meet the Breeds?
AKC Meet the Breeds events are a fun and educational way to spend a day with the whole family, and maybe even figure out which dog breed is right for you! If you are attending an AKC Meet the Breeds event in 2024, or are thinking about attending an event in the future, you can […]
https://www.akc.org/sports/akc-meet-the-breeds/dog-breeds-attending/ | January 13, 2024
Expert Advice: Dog Sports Meet the Group Winners of the 2023 AKC National Championship
The Group Winners are chosen to decide who will compete for Best in Show at the 2023 AKC National Championship. See the group winners here.
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/sports/akc-national-championship-group-winners-2023/ | January 2, 2024

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