The Schipperke is a small, agile, and energetic breed of dog originating from Belgium. They are small-sized dogs with a distinctive appearance. They have a fox-like face, erect ears, and a thick double coat. Their thick, glossy coats tend to grow longer around the neck and torso and shorter around the face and are typically solid black but may be found in cream, wheaten, gold, red, chocolate, and white. Their compact build and square-shaped body give them a unique silhouette.