Four black schipperke dogs on a bench, one laying down and the other 3 sitting and "smiling" at the camera with their tongues out

Colonial Schipperke Club

The Colonial Schipperke Club (CSC) is for anyone who wants to celebrate, protect, and enjoy the Schipperke breed. We are a diverse group of people and Schipperkes, who are involved in conformation, pet ownership, breeding, rescue, agility, and performance. The majority of CSC members live in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware, and Washington, D.C.



Every year the club hosts two Specialty shows and two SchipNics (picnics for Schipperkes and their humans). You don’t have to be a member to attend our events, but prospective members are always welcome.

Schip Scoop

The Schip Scoop quarterly newsletter features recent photos of members’ dogs, CSC updates and events, and recognizes the competition achievements of members and their Schipperkes. 

Join Us

Membership in the Colonial Schipperke Club is open to all who fancy the breed. Whether a longtime breeder, a recent rescue adopter, a staple in the show ring, or a pet parent, everyone is welcome in the CSC.

Club History

The Colonial Schipperke Club was formed in the Washington, D.C. area in 1969, when a group of nine Schipperke fanciers met and established the club to serve the interests of the breed on the eastern seaboard. Because the original members included individuals from New Jersey to North Carolina, the “Colonial” name seemed fitting. However, the “Colonial” name was initially rejected by the American Kennel Club (AKC) because AKC officials wanted to reserve the name “Colonial” for clubs in the Massachusetts area. Our club’s founders persisted and eventually the AKC relented.




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