Breed

Schipperke


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

Demeanor
alert and responsive

Choosing the Best Dog Food for an Overweight Schipperke

It's important to understand the evolution of Schipperkes when choosing the right food for your overweight dog. Over time, food has become readily available to Schipperkes causing a possible increase in overweight dogs.


Breed

Schipperke


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

Schipperkes originated in Belgium, a country with cool summers and moderate winters. The breed was first mentioned in the 16th century, and was domesticated by the Belgians. Schipperkes were bred to kill rodents on ships traveling the canals of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. In addition to ridding ships of unwanted pests, Schipperkes were also excellent guard dogs on barges. Because of the role they played, these confident dogs earned the name Schipperke, meaning "little captain" in Flemish. Their powerful jaws and necks, along with quick reflexes made Schipperkes adept at catching rats.


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

Early Schipperkes likely subsided on table scraps, as food for dogs was not a priority during this time. Today, Schipperkes are kept as family pets and are known to be curious and smart. Because they are smart and independent, Schipperkes can be difficult to train. Schipperkes are ranked number 105 in popularity by the American Kennel Club and are part of the Non-Sporting Group. Though most Schipperkes serve as family companions, some of these dogs are kept active through dog sports. Today, most Schipperkes are considered members of their human family and have all their needs provided for. Because Schipperkes are no longer working dogs, they might not require the same amount of calories needed as their predecessors.


Spot and Tango has the best dish for dog food for an overweight Schipperke. Their fresh ingredients come directly from the local farms and are prepared to make the most of the number of nutrients in each serving. This can help your Schipperke start to get the right amount of macronutrients they require every day without overeating. All of Spot and Tango's dishes are human grade, prepared fresh and ready-to-serve with no added fillers which could have excess, unneeded calories. All of their dishes are made and evaluated in AAFCO authorized laboratories.


After consulting your veterinarian about possible causes for your Schipperke’s overweight issues, the next vital step to ensure that when purchasing dog food that it is USDA approved as well as veterinarian and pet nutritionist approved. At Spot and Tango, we don’t play games when it comes to your dog's food because we are dedicated to providing only the highest quality dog food. When it comes to your overweight Schipperke, we have created a suggested meal plan based on the specific needs of your particular dog breed. Our veterinarians and nutritionist have advanced recipes that are prepared in our USDA-approved kitchen in New York. We only buy the best in locally-sourced human grade food which we use for small batch cooking. Our food is fresh and made to order which helps retain more nutrients, and we ship directly to your door in ready-to-serve portions in a matter of days. Spot & Tango is committed to making sure that our dog food is the right fit to ensure that your Schipperke is active, happy and most importantly, healthy. With our risk-free two-week trial you can easily determine if Spot & Tango is a good fit for your dog’s needs. Schipperkes have given us joy for decades. It is our turn to make sure they receive the very best nutrition possible.