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 (skĭp′ər-kē, -kə)
A small stocky dog of a breed developed in Belgium, having dense long black fur and small pointed ears.

[Flemish, diminutive of schipper, skipper (from the dog's use as a watchdog on a boat), from Middle Dutch; see skipper1.]
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(ˈʃɪpəkɪ; ˈskɪp-)
(Breeds) a small Dutch breed of tailless dog with a foxy head, pricked ears, and usually a black coat
[C19: from Dutch, literally: little boatman (from its use as a guard dog on canal barges). See skipper1]
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(ˈskɪp ər ki, -kə)

one of a Belgian breed of small dogs with a foxlike head, erect ears, and a thick black coat.
[1885–90; < dial. Dutch: little boatman =schipper skipper1 + -ke -kin]
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Noun1.schipperke - breed of small stocky black dogs originally used as watchdogs on boats in the Netherlands and Belgiumschipperke - breed of small stocky black dogs originally used as watchdogs on boats in the Netherlands and Belgium
guard dog, watchdog - a dog trained to guard property
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