Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small stocky dog of a breed developed in Belgium, having dense long black fur and small pointed ears.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small breed of dog developed in Belgium, sometimes used as a watchdog on boats.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. breed of small stocky black dogs originally used as watchdogs on boats in the Netherlands and Belgium

Etymologies

Flemish, diminutive of schipper, skipper (from the dog's use as a watchdog on a boat), from Middle Dutch; see skipper1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Dutch, diminutive of schipper, skipper, from its use on boats. (Wiktionary)

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  • Keane lives in the small, fairly isolated mountain town of Nederland with his two dogs, Buck, a cross between a Rhodesian Ridgeback and a Great Dane, and Wheat, a schipperke who was abused by his previous owner.

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  • "A small black dog, something like a schipperke?" asked Comus in a low voice.

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  • My dog was bitten by a schipperke, and she had the scar for the rest of her life.

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