O plemeni

A ‘schipperke’ is an active dog, originally often kept on river boats as a watchdog: it makes a lot of noise to keep away intruders. It’s not the biggest dog, and it  doesn’t need a lot of space: perfect for a boat. You recognise the word ‘schip’= ship in it. The “schipper”= skipper  is the captain of the boat/ship; a “schipperke” is a diminutive (like, you know “manne ke …”), so a small version of a skipper.