noun Etymology: Flemish, diminutive of schipper skipper; from its use as a watchdog on boats — more at skipper Date: 1887 any of a Belgian breed of small stocky black tailless dogs with foxy head and heavy coat

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  • schipperke — /skip euhr kee, keuh/, n. 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. [1885 90; < dial. D: little boatman, equiv. to schipper SKIPPER1 + ke …   Universalium

  • schipperke — Raza canina, originaria de Flandes, que se usó para vigilar barcazas. El schipperke ( pequeño capitán) desciende del Leauvenaar, que también dio origen al perro ovejero belga. Es un perro corto, rechoncho y rabón, con un pelaje negro tupido y… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • schipperke — noun A small breed of dog developed in Belgium, sometimes used as a watchdog on boats …   Wiktionary

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