Schipperkes are not a common breed, and there are not a large number of litters being produced. Those seeking a Schipperke may find an alternative choice for them is not a puppy, but an adult dog that a breeder may be willing to part with for a variety of reasons. These adult Schipperkes can be of excellent quality, and are not dogs requiring rescue for their well being.
Such a Schipperke may even be a dog that has won titles in CKC events, but simply not be one the breeder feels would be a big winner in future high level competition, or needed in their breeding program. Or a dog may be found unable to reproduce, or have had several litters, but reached an age where the breeder feels it would be happier to retire in a home of its own. A Schipperke at 4-6 years of age usually has many good years left in its life.)
Breeders are not quick to rehome these dogs, and rarely advertise them. If you do not want to raise and train a puppy, always a time consuming project, and want to know exactly what you are getting, one of these adults can provide an excellent purchase or placement dog for you.
The following list provides names of club members who may have puppies available for sale, followed by a list of those who occasionally have an adult for sale or placement. Rescue Schipperkes of unknown source and background are not listed here.
Schipperke Puppies Available
Kennel Amici Fidelis firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone 1-902-742-2934
Schipperke Adults Available
Tyke and Mya...bonded brother & sister
Tyke and Mya, Schipperkes, brother and sister (4 years-10 months old), bonded pair available for adoption TOGETHER at the South Dundas Animal Shelter. Tyke and Mya are up to date on their vaccinations, are neutered and spayed and have no reported health issues. Their weight is good and they stand about 12-14 inches high. These wonderful, happy, friendly little dogs are house and leash trained and have been with one owner who is no longer able to provide for their care. They are ABSOLUTELY LOOKING FOR A HOME TOGETHER with a relatively active family that will provide them a good daily walk/workout. The Schipperkes are a Belgian breed dog. They are very inquisitive smart dogs that require a half to one hour of daily exercise to keep them out of mischief. They also need a secure yard and need to be kept on leash when not in a secure area. They are double coated and shed twice a year. They do not have a tail. The Schipperke requires moderate grooming (brushing once to twice a week) and baths every couple of months (or more). A very loyal and great companion dog, the Schipperke does not do well on its own for long periods of time. They excel with lots of social attention. They are highly intelligent and need activities to keep them busy. Tyke and Mya are very frightened at the pound and are looking for a fairly active family that will love them and keep them safe. If you would like to meet these wonderful little dogs please contact the South Dundas Animal Shelter at 613-913-1476 to make an appointment. The Shelter is a municipal dog pound and open to the public by appointment only. While Tyke and Mya are up to date on their vaccinations, a vet appointment to establish their vaccination requirements should be planned by their adopting family asap. Tyke and Mya are great little dogs for the right home...only serious enquiries please and a vet reference would be beneficial.
UPDATE NOVEMBER 8: TYKE AND MYA HAVE BEEN RESCUED. WE OF COURSE ARE NOT PROVIDED DETAILS DUE TO CONFIDENTIALITY. HOWEVER, KEVIN AT THE POUND ASSURES US THAT ALL HAS BEEN HANDLED IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE TWO LITTLE DOGS...AND THEY ARE WITH FOLKS WITH YEARS OF EXPERIENCE WITH THE BREED AND WILL BE WELL CARED FOR. THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR CONCERN FOR TYKE AND MYA. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO WAS PREPARED TO RESCUE/ADOPT THEM.