Originated in Belgium, the Schipperke continues to be a unique selection for dog lovers seeking an alert watchdog or a friendly house pet. Around 1880 it was shown for the first time in a dog show. People were so fascinated by the dog’s activeness and social nature that they demanded to have one for them. Hence the export of the breed started and was loved all around the world.
The dog’s body is fairly balanced but square in profile. When you look at the skull of the dog from the side, it looks slightly rounded which further narrows down towards the muzzle. They have little, oval eyes that constantly beg for affection. They also have straight triangular ears that give them a sharp and kind of cunning look.
The white schipperke is rather an uncommon canine. Usually, the Schipperke is solid black. The white one’s coat is a result of the dog’s hereditary, genes and breeding. Some people guarantee that it really has a dark coat, however, it’s covered because of the genes. Though people believe that Black Schipperkes are the original schipperkes and other colors are a mixed or diluted version of them.
Appearance of White Schipperke
They have a white coat with a lighter nose. Their nose might lose color as they grow older. Some schipperkes have a darker shade of white or a little more shade of red that makes them look pale white like cream.
The white one is more of recessive red than a solid white. The genes show that black is a dominant color in Schipperke dogs while other colors like red and white are not dominant. They are rare though. Only when two dogs having the same dominant color white are mated, you get a white one.
Cost of White Schipperke
The white one may cost you around $700-$1100. Before buying a schipperke it is important to understand the associated costs of owning one. The annual costs or extra expenses are often overlooked when determining a Schipperke’s true ownership cost.
If you have both a lot of patience and a lot of love to handle a Schipperke, it can be quite a handful.