Monday, 25 May 2009

Featured Breed: Schipperke

The Schipperke

Today I decided to do research using more for a source than Wikipedia. I started with the website for The Schipperke Club of America (admittedly linked from Wikipedia). The website describes the Schipperke as so:
"The Schipperke is an agile, active watchdog and hunter of vermin. In appearance he is a small, thickset, cobby, black, tailless dog, with a fox-like face."
Which is funny, as you will see that my in my drawing and in most the fucking Google Images results they have tails. So the website dedicated to the breed is wrong. Either that or lying. My good buddy Wikipedia backed me up here, stating simply "The Schipperke dogs are born with tails."
The Schipperke Club in the UK even has a picture of a bloody cream coloured one, so that's another lie in that description.
I thought these dogs looked awesome. I mean, they were bred in the 1880s as boat dogs, to catch vermin and nip at the horses towing the barges, and any animal that fucks with horses is good by me.
But you are judged by the company you keep, and The Schipperke Club of America are liars!

1 comment:

  1. Schipperke tails are usually docked in America. This in the AKC's standard for the dog breed, so the description is not really wrong. Also, the AKC only recognizes a black coat, while the Kennel Club in the UK recognizes the tan coat along with the black coat color.