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 our members live in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware, and Washington, D.C.
Our nearly 100 members have a wide breadth of Schipperkes, including black, cream, chocolate, and black and tan in color, as well as tailed and docked. We also have a number of Schip mixes, and we love and appreciate all of them.
We are one of 10 regional Schipperke clubs associated with the Schipperke Club of America. CSC is also approved to host American Kennel Club events for conformation, agility, and Fast CAT.
Each year, the club hosts two Specialty shows and two SchipNics (picnics for Schipperkes and their humans). You do not have to be a member to attend our activities, and prospective members are always welcome.
The Colonial Schipperke Club has long been active in Schipperke rescue. The club’s record in this lifesaving enterprise is exemplary. From 1992-2010, the club placed more than 200 Schips in new homes. In 2010, club members decided to discontinue direct rescue services, and instead support the independent Schipperke rescue organizations.
The Colonial Schipperke Club is one of 10 regional Schipperke clubs associated with the Schipperke Club of America. CSC is the third oldest of the 10 clubs, and is one of only two regional clubs to have hosted five National Specialty shows: in Reston, VA, 1981; Gaithersburg, MD, 1985; Carlisle, PA, 1998; Frederick, MD, 2007 and Lancaster, PA, 2012.