The description of the Schipperke adopted at a general meeting of the Belgian Schipperke Club, June 19th, 1888, has been adopted by the St. Hubert Schipperke Club, and is copyright. The Schipperke Club, England, advances the following scale of points, and the Secretary is G. H. Killick, Esq., Moor House, Chorley, Lancashire.

SCHIPPERKE.  Fandango owned by Dr. Freeman.

SCHIPPERKE. " Fandango" owned by Dr. Freeman.

Head

Foxy in type; skull should not be round, but broad, and with little "stop." The muzzle should be moderate in length; fine, but not weak; should be well-filled out under the eyes. Nose. - Black and small. Eyes. - Dark brown, small, more oval than round, and not full; bright and full of expression. Ears. - Shape : Of moderate length, not too broad at the base, tapering to a point. Carriage : Stiffly erect, and, when in that position, the inside edge to form as near as possible a right angle with the skull, and strong enough not to be bent otherwise than lengthways. Teeth. - Strong and level. Neck. - Strong and full, rather short, set broad on the shoulders, and slightly arched. Shoulders. - Muscular and sloping. Chest. - Broad and deep in brisket. Back. - Short, straight, and strong. Loins. - Powerful, well drawn up from the brisket. Forelegs. - Perfectly straight, well under the body, with bone in proportion to the body. Hindlegs. - Strong, muscular; hocks well let down. Feet. - Small, catlike, and standing well on the toes. Nails. - Black. Hindquarters. - Fine compared to the foreparts; muscular and well-developed thighs; tailless; rump well rounded.

Coat. - Black, abundant, dense, and harsh, smooth on the head, ears, and legs; lying close on the back and sides, but erect and thick round the neck, forming a mane and frill, and well feathered on back of thighs. Weight. - About 12 lbs. General Appearance. - A small, cobby animal, with sharp expression, intensely lively, presenting the appearance of being always on the alert. Disqualifying Points. - Drop or semi-erect ears. Faults. - White hairs are objected to, but are not disqualifying.

Relative Value of Points

Head, nose, eyes, and teeth...............................................

20

Ears...................................................

10

Neck, shoulders, and

Chest.........................................

10

Back and Loins............................

5

Foreleg.........................................

5

Hindleg..................................

5

Feet.............................................

5

10

Hindquarters.................................

Coat and Colour...........................

20

General appearance.......................

10

Total

100

The St. Hubert Schipperke Club standard is practically identical with that of the Schipperke Club, England, the only variation being as regards the weight limits, which this club, however, also fixes at a maximum of 12 lbs. for small-sized dogs, while it allots 30 points to coat and colour, and none to general appearance. They also have the Northern Schipperke Club. Hon. Secretary, T. W. Markland, Ingersley, Links Gate, St. Anne's-on-the-Sea.