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[skip-er-kee, -kuh] /ˈskɪp ər ki, -kə/
one of a Belgian breed of small dogs having erect ears and a thick, black coat, originally used as a watchdog on boats in the Netherlands and Belgium.
Origin of schipperke
1885-90; < dialectal Dutch: little boatman, equivalent to schipper skipper1 + -ke -kin Unabridged
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  • One of these dogs was a schipperke, the breed kept by the bargemen of Belgium to guard their goods and chattels.

British Dictionary definitions for schipperke


/ˈʃɪpəkɪ; ˈskɪp-/
a small Dutch breed of tailless dog with a foxy head, pricked ears, and usually a black coat
Word Origin
C19: from Dutch, literally: little boatman (from its use as a guard dog on canal barges). See skipper1
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