Schipperke vs Beagle - Breed Comparison | MyDogBreeds

Schipperke vs BeagleSchipperke is originated from Belgium but Beagle is originated from United Kingdom. Schipperke may grow 8 cm / 3 inches shorter than Beagle. Both Schipperke and Beagle are having almost same weight. Both Schipperke and Beagle has almost same life span. Schipperke may have less litter size than Beagle. Both Schipperke and Beagle requires Low maintenance.

Basic Information

Group:
Companion dog
Hound dog
Origin:
Belgium
United Kingdom
Height Male:
25 - 33 cm
9 - 13 inches
36 - 41 cm
14 - 17 inches
Height Female:
25 - 33 cm
9 - 13 inches
33 - 38 cm
12 - 15 inches
Weight Male:
3 - 9 kg
6 - 20 pounds
10 - 11 kg
22 - 25 pounds
Weight Female:
3 - 9 kg
6 - 20 pounds
9 - 10 kg
19 - 23 pounds
Life Span:
13 - 15 Years
12 - 16 Years
Litter Size:
2 - 7
2 - 14
Size:
Small dog
Small dog
Other Names:
Spitzke
English Beagle
Colors Available:
Solid colors - chocolate to apricot to black.
Orange & White, Tri-color, Lemon & White, Chocolate Tri, Brown & White, White & Tan, Red & White
Coat:
Shortish and thick
Short, Dense and Water-Repellent
Shedding:
Minimal
Moderate
Temperament:
Affectionate, Alert, Cheerful, Courageous, Curious, Docile, Energetic, Friendly, Gentle, Independent, Intelligent, Lively, Loving, Loyal, Outgoing, Playful, Protective, Quiet, Responsive, Social, Stubborn, Sweet, Territorial
Friendly, Gentle, Independent, Intelligent, Lively, Loving, Sweet
Grooming:
Low maintenance
Low maintenance
Trainability:
Easy
Hard
Hypoallergenic:
No
No
Kids Friendly:
Yes
Yes
New Owners Friendly:
Yes
Yes

History

schipperkeThe Schipperke is a small dog which hails from Belguim and where he is known as a Spitz.

There are however different theories regarding the Schipperke’s origin. It was however during the late 1800s, that Belgian Schipperke fanciers set a standard for the breed.

It was in 1888 that the first Schipperke was imported to the United States and a specialty club for the breed founded in 1905.

beagleThere are some accounts of similar size dogs used for hunting in Greece in 5th century BCE. During 8th century the Talbot Hound breed was created. In 11th century Talbot Hound was brought to England by William the Conqueror. While using in hunting they are found to be a slow runner. To overcome the situation and increase their running speed the hunting people bred Talbot Hound with Grey hounds. The beagles described earlier were very small in size and are said as pocket beagles.

Description

schipperke puppyThis little Belgian dog stands at between 25 and 33cm in height and weighs between 3 and 9kg.

The double coat of the dog is fairly short, but thick and it comes in a range of colors, but always solid, from chocolate to apricot to black.

A typical characteristic of his is the longer-haired ruff around his neck. He also has this longer hair around the hind legs. He has sharp, erect ears and the tail is a natural bobtail or long. Most people choose to have the tail docked.

Temperament:

These little dogs are no pushover. He is stubborn, strong-willed and confident. They are lively, intelligent, curious and energetic and will require plenty of exercise.

Small though he is, he will certainly need training and socialization, otherwise he just goes his own way. Training him will ensure he is obedient and not so strong-willed. They get on well with children, but they tend to be aggressive with other dogs that they haven’t grown up with.

Bring him up the right way and he makes a splendid pet.

beagle puppyThey are small and compact breed, and always happy and fun loving. They should be trained by patient and creative training techniques. Beagles are very much interested in using their nose in finding interesting scents and are food focussed. They always wake their neighbours at 6 am by their half howling. They think everyone is their best friend and love to have friendship with other animals and humans. They have about 220 million scent receptors and are said as "a nose with feet" by humorist Dave Barry.

We can see beagles at many airports in their duty. They can easily trace out the illegal things being smuggled. Since they are small in size they are suitable for apartment living. But they like to walk around several times. They should be exercised for plenty of time. Obedience training should be given to them by giving food reward. Beagles are wanderers of nature and so if possible they will try to escape. So it is necessary to make them microchipped or to wear a collar, to find them easily.

Health Problems

schipperke dogThe Schipperke has no real health problems that he specifically gets, and he can live to be 13 years or older.

Over-feeding, bad food choices and lack of exercise are going to shorten the lifespan of this dog. Some dog illnesses to be aware of with the Schipperke is cancer, bloat, epilepsy, dental problems and luxating patella.

Luxating Patella:

This is a condition where the knee cap of the dog moves out of its natural position. The patella moving out of the normal groove of the thigh bone can be because of genetic or traumatic reasons.

The symptoms of luxating patella include limping, skipping along as well as an abnormal sitting posture. Arthritis can also set in. Strangely, many small dogs live all their lives with luxating patella and they live like that free of pain. However for many other dogs it can mean pain and it can require surgery.

beagle dogBeagle's ears should be checked occasionally for any sign of infections like discoloured wax, dirt or foul odour. Also their nails should be trimmed regularly. They should be exercised regularly in order to maintain a proper weight. The most common health problems in beagles are obesity, epilepsy and allergies.

Hair fall

They are average shedders and having short hair thus it is easy to groom. They should be made to bath with a mild and non irritant shampoo.

Caring The Pet

Diet:

schipperke puppiesDry kibble is always a good choice for dogs as its helps to keep the dog’s teeth clean. You want to make sure you buy one of the best quality foods, full of minerals and vitamins as opposed to fillers, colorants and preservatives. The food you give your Schipperke can have a huge impact on his health.

Your puppy will require 4 meals a day but later this becomes 2 bowls of food. To add some variety to your pet’s diet, feed him some home made food occasionally which can be added to his dry kibble twice a week.

Boiled chicken, brown rice or pasta and spinach, sweet potatoes and carrots are a healthy choice for your Schipperke.

Try and include some raw meat into the diet as this can help in fighting off horrible skin diseases. Make sure he has constant access to fresh, cool water.

General care:

Ensure regular vet checks for your dog, particularly when he is showing signs of being sick.

Check your pet for ticks and fleas. Parasites can be very bad for your pet’s health. Your dog will need all his vaccines to stave off deadly canine illnesses.

Brush your Schipperke twice a week to make sure you get rid of loose hairs. A Schipperke doesn’t shed a lot.

Keep his nails trimmed. If you are unsure on how to do this, professional groomers can do this for you.

Ears and eyes should also be checked.

He’s an energetic little dog so make sure that he gets lot of excellent forms of exercise from walking to hikes to ball games, frisbee – you name it, you won’t tire him out easily.

Feeding the puppy

beagle puppiesAfter 4 weeks of birth the puppy can be given solid foods by slowly increasing the ratio for many weeks. The recommended food is fresh meat of chicken breast, lamb, turkey and lean hamburger. The vegetables can be given as raw or steamed. The vegetables that will be good for them are raw baby carrots, broccoli, cauliflower and sweet peas. The puppies should be fed 3 to 4 small meals per day as they require more nutrients for their growth.

Feeding the adult

The grown up dog should be fed with the same food and 1 complete meal is enough for them. The meal should be given at noon. The food should be given based on calories as they should not get overweight. In addition to food, fruits such as blueberries, raspberries, banana and mango can also be given to them periodically.

Points for Good Health

Beagles should be exercised daily in order to maintain proper weight. Beagles are average shedders and having short hair which is easy to groom. They should be made to bath periodically with a mild shampoo.

Games and Exercises

Moderate exercise such as walking and cardio exercise such as chasing a ball should be given to them for staying them to be active and for maintaining good health.

Characteristics

schipperke dogsWith his bright little face, the Schipperke dog is a surprising dog, being fearless, confident, protective and devoted – everything people looking for in an excellent pet want.

His small size makes him able to slot into life in the city or the countryside. He is also looked upon as low maintenance. Add to this the fact that he is intelligent too. He is a feisty dog, and that’s why we say he is surprising because while he can be your sweet companion dog, he can turn into a robust, feisty, daring little panther. He’s got everything going for him to make you a splendid pet.

Children friendliness

beagle dogsThey are very good companion for children. They love to play and spend time with children.

Special talents

They have millions of scent receptors and so they can be seen in Airports and many important places in duty. Also they are interested in hunting small rodents.

Adaptability

They adapt well for apartment living but they don't like being alone for a long time. If kept alone for a long time in back yard they will begin to bark and dig pit or try to escape. Beagle likes hot weather more than cold weather.

Learning ability

Beagles are difficult to train up. Many people say it will take about one year to house train beagles. They have an attitude of "what's in it for me". But it depends on the personality and temperament of the individual.

Comparison with other breeds

  1. Dachshund vs Beagle - Breed Comparison
  2. Miniature Dachshund vs Beagle - Breed Comparison
  3. Portuguese Podengo vs Beagle - Breed Comparison
  4. Beaglier vs Beagle - Breed Comparison
  5. Bluetick Beagle vs Beagle - Breed Comparison
  6. Basset Artesien Normand vs Beagle - Breed Comparison
  7. Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen vs Beagle - Breed Comparison
  8. Pomeranian vs Beagle - Breed Comparison
  9. Maltese vs Beagle - Breed Comparison
  10. Pug vs Beagle - Breed Comparison
  11. Boston Terrier vs Beagle - Breed Comparison
  12. Beagle vs West Highland White Terrier - Breed Comparison
  13. Maltipoo vs Beagle - Breed Comparison
  14. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel vs Beagle - Breed Comparison
  15. Bichon Frise vs Beagle - Breed Comparison
  16. Jack Russell Terrier vs Beagle - Breed Comparison
  17. Cockapoo vs Beagle - Breed Comparison
  18. Cavapoo vs Beagle - Breed Comparison
  19. Corgi vs Beagle - Breed Comparison
  20. Miniature Schnauzer vs Beagle - Breed Comparison
  21. Cavachon vs Beagle - Breed Comparison
  22. Mal-Shi vs Beagle - Breed Comparison
  23. American Eskimo Dog vs Beagle - Breed Comparison
  24. Papillon vs Beagle - Breed Comparison
  25. Schipperke vs Bichon Frise - Breed Comparison
  26. Schipperke vs Mal-Shi - Breed Comparison
  27. Schipperke vs Alaskan Klee Kai - Breed Comparison
  28. Schipperke vs Coton De Tulear - Breed Comparison
  29. Schipperke vs Japanese Spitz - Breed Comparison
  30. Schipperke vs Malti-Pom - Breed Comparison
  31. Schipperke vs PekePoo - Breed Comparison
  32. Schipperke vs Fruggle - Breed Comparison
  33. Schipperke vs Lhasapoo - Breed Comparison
  34. Schipperke vs Meliteo Kinidio - Breed Comparison
  35. Schipperke vs Hawaiian Poi Dog - Breed Comparison
  36. Schipperke vs Prazsky Krysarik - Breed Comparison
  37. Schipperke vs Pugalier - Breed Comparison
  38. Schipperke vs Kyi-Leo - Breed Comparison
  39. Schipperke vs Muggin - Breed Comparison
  40. Schweenie vs Schipperke - Breed Comparison
  41. Tsvetnaya Bolonka vs Schipperke - Breed Comparison
  42. Scottish Terrier vs Schipperke - Breed Comparison
  43. Schipperke vs Pomeranian - Breed Comparison
  44. Schipperke vs Maltese - Breed Comparison
  45. Schipperke vs Pug - Breed Comparison
  46. Schipperke vs Boston Terrier - Breed Comparison
  47. Schipperke vs Beagle - Breed Comparison
  48. Schipperke vs Maltipoo - Breed Comparison
  49. Schipperke vs Cavalier King Charles Spaniel - Breed Comparison

View/Compare Breeds

Popular Dog Breeds