Jean Grey the Schipperke Puppy needs a caretaker or foster!
Won't you consider helping her get a new start?
About Jean Grey the Schipperke Puppy
Adoption Fee: 250.
General Color: Black with White
Color: Black and White
Current Size: 8 Pounds
Potential Size: 20 Pounds
Current Age: 4 Years 10 Months (best estimate)
Owner Experience Needed: None
Reaction to New People: Friendly
Ever heard of a Schipperke? Me either until I had to post four of them. Jean Grey, her siblings, her daddy and his momma were surrendered from the same home. They had too many dogs. And, it is no wonder, becuase they didn't spay or neuter their pets. These dogs also had no shot records and lived mostly alone on the porch.
Not to worry. Judy will find them all wonder homes where they'll be well taken care of and will be part of a family.
These are wonderful puppies who are great with everything -- people, kids, other dogs, etc.
According to DogBreedInfo.com, the Schipperke are quick, energetic little dogs. High-spirited, alert, and self-confident. Very devoted and loyal, especially with children. It really bonds to its master. Pet cats will be happily accepted and they are usually good with other dogs. They are very smart, curious and mischievous. These dogs do exceptionally well on boats. Among the Schipperke's best qualities are the ability to defend its home against intruders - backing down from nobody, and being an excellent friend to children. Some can be difficult to housebreak. Socialize well to prevent them from becoming wary and aloof with strangers. Easy to train as it is intelligent and eager to learn. Often times small dogs such as the Schipperke developed what is known as Small Dog Syndrome, varying degrees of human induced behaviors, where the dog believes he is pack leader to humans. When a dog is allowed to rule the home, they can develop behavior problems, such as, but not limited to, obsessive barking, separation anxiety, growling, snapping and even biting. Schipperke who have been allowed to take over are said to have become hot-tempered, willful and protective. If someone new visits, they will adopt a watchful position and try to defend its territory, whether it is an apartment or a piece of land, against both two-legged and four-legged intruders. They may become an obsessive barker as they try and tell YOU what to do or try and TELL OTHERS to leave THEIR area. Schipperke like to howl. After the initial bark to alert you, they need to be told enough is enough and to quiet down. Schipperke who are given rules to follow, limits to what they are and are not allowed to do, along with a consistent, firm pack leader, and a daily pack walk, will not developed these negative behaviors. Dogs who have already developed them, will change for the better, as soon as their canine instincts are being met.
Our dogs and cats love to sleep on Kuranda beds. We love them, too - sturdy and long lasting, they provide comfort to our pets for years! But we do not have enough for everyone. If you would like to donate a bed or tower at discounted price, please click here!
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