Breed

Schipperke


AKC Grouping
Non-Sporting Group
Temperament
  • confident
  • alert
  • curious

Demeanor
alert and responsive

Choosing the Best High-Protein Schipperke Dog Food

In regard to weight, the Schipperke is a very small dog generally weighing 10-16 pounds. The Schipperke is also considered a small dog in regard to height, with an average height of 11-13 inches (male), 10-12 inches (female). If you're trying to figure out the optimal dog food for your Schipperke, you should definitely consider the option of a high-protein dog food like those available from Spot & Tango. The Schipperke is an AKC Registered breed in the 'Non-Sporting Group' with roots originating back to Belgium. The curious, confident and alert Schipperke with an alert and responsive demeanor, generally does particularly well on a high-protein dog food. This is thanks, in part to, its very small size combined with its moderately active energy levels.


Breed

Schipperke


AKC Grouping
Non-Sporting Group
Temperment
  • confident
  • alert
  • curious
Demeanor
alert and responsive

With over twenty different breeds of dogs within the AKC's Non-Sporting Group ranging from the Shiba Inu to the Tibetan Spaniel to the Tibetan Terrier and including (of course) the Schipperke; this AKC grouping has a wide variety of dogs In regard to temperament, weight, height and even background. But one thing the various dogs in this group do share is their popularity amongst humans as housedogs and even, at times, watchdogs. So, what's that mean for their diet, or more specifically for the diet of the Schipperke? Well, in order to keep a Schipperke within a heathy weight range of 10-16 pounds their owner will need to be diligent about what type and how much dog food they're giving the alert Schipperke. This task will be considerably easier if the Schipperke is given a high-protein dog food packed with nutrients to rebuild their muscles but void of fillers common in other types of dog foods that could become an obesity issue.


Energy
active
Grooming
a weekly good brushing
Training
often independent
Shedding
seasonally

The Schipperke is considered a moderately active dog and thus your Schipperke could benefit from a high-protein dog food due to that simple fact alone. A dog food rich in high-protein helps to build muscle and support the energy levels of a moderately active Schipperke. Furthermore, the calories in high-protein dog food are more efficiently used by a moderately active dog like the Schipperke. In fact, dogs that don't receive enough protein can actually experience muscle loss and see a noticeable drop in energy levels. Lastly, a high-protein dog food that's optimal for the Schipperke is low in carbohydrates which are a non-essential component of a healthy diet for most dogs, but especially true for a moderately active Schipperke.


The Schipperke is a very small, small dog weighing in at over 10 pounds. Dogs of this size could benefit from a well-rounded diet that have all the necessary nutrients for their very small frame. While a high-protein dog food is important for very small breeds due to the calorie efficiency in a high-protein diet, most important is the proper percentages and sources of those proteins and that essential nutrients are included in the diet. When you select a high-protein dog food for your Schipperke at Spot & Tango, you can be assured that we have properly balanced a properly sourced, high-protein dog food while also including other essential nutrients needed for a very small dog such as the Schipperke.


Spot & Tango offers several high-protein meat options for your Schipperke including a Turkey & Red Quinoa, Beef & Millet, and Lamb & Brown Rice option. All our recipes have an appropriate blend of spinach, carrots, peas, various fruits, eggs, parsley, apple cider vinegar, safflower oil, vegetable stock and an all-natural blend of vitamins & minerals to ensure meals are nutritionally balanced while still creating a high-protein dog food for a Schipperke. 100% of the ingredients in our recipes are approved for human consumption (because dogs deserve to have the same quality food that we eat) and use USDA Certified meats. We never use preservatives, growth hormones or artificial additives. Our vegetables are an excellent source of fiber and vitamins our eggs help increase protein levels while also containing essential calcium and amino acids to support strong bones, build muscles and repair tissue. If you want a high-protein dog food for your Schipperke, Spot & Tango could be the solution.