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Breed Characteristics

Life Span:11-15 Years

Schipese Build Information

At maturity, they will weigh between 7 and 15 lbs, they will live an average of 12 to 15 years, and they are generally colored either black or black and white. Their ears are pointy, fur is fairly short and very soft, and the face is triangular in shape.

Length (Male):8-12 in.
Length (Female):8-10 in.
Weight:< 14 lbs

Behaviour and Personality

This dog is a cross between a Schipperke and a Maltese, and their small size, along with their natural friendliness and playfulness makes them a great choice for being a household pet. They are friendly with other dogs as well as with humans, and they are loaded with energy, so playing for hours at a time is pretty common among Schipese dogs.

Activity Level:Slightly Active
Affection Level:Affectionate
Kid Friendliness:Very Friendly


Colors:Black, Black & Tan, Chocolate
Grooming:Medium Maintenance
Coat Type:Silky

Schipese Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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