schipperke

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breed of small stocky black dogs originally used as watchdogs on boats in the Netherlands and Belgium

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Zimmerman, with Siesta Schipperkes, sees a progressive shift in the sport.
In Belgium, schipperkes earned the nickname "little captain of the boat" because of their work as ship watchdogs.
For some terrier breeds, such as the schipperke, being a watchdog is part of the job.