schip·​per·​ke | \ ˈski-pər-kē How to pronounce schipperke (audio) , ˈshi-, -kə; -pərk \

Definition of schipperke

: any of a Belgian breed of small stocky black tailless dogs with foxy head and heavy coat

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Recent Examples on the Web Also advancing were Bono the Havanese in the toy group, Colton the schipperke in the nonsporting and Baby Lars the bouviers des Flandres in the herding — those breeds haven’t won here, either. Ben Walker, The Seattle Times, "Dachshunds get chance to break out of Westminster doghouse," 12 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of schipperke

1887, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for schipperke

Flemish, diminutive of schipper skipper; from its use as a watchdog on boats — more at skipper

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The first known use of schipperke was in 1887

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“Schipperke.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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