Some Canadian Schipperke History
First Schipperke registered with the CKC : Stud Book Vol 13 – 2 1909
Siesta Lass, born April 13, 1904. Bred by J. & L. Cochran of Hamilton On. Sire: El Allwyn, Dam: Lady Somerville
The Schipperke Club of Canada established Jan 7, 1965
President – Gerald McNally
Vice President – Rev A.E. Hawes
Secretary- Laura McNally
Treasurer – Phyllis Clough
Directors: Verna Fenney, Marj Kuyt, Fran Hoye
First Booster show of SCC. April 24, 1965 – Montreal Quebec
10 entries – BB Ch Geraura Diamant D’Elegente (Clough)
First Schip to win Best in Show – Edmonton, Ab 1953
Ch Buster’s Bruin of Fairdale (D. J. Lonsberry)
Canada’s First Specialty Calgary Alberta June 14, 1975
BB – Ch Fairlaur Diablo (Graham)
WF, BP, BOS – Camplaren’s Krowning Glory (Bernhardt) – later a Ch.
BW, WM – Tuffy of Seymour Arm (Peterson)
Brace: Ch Roetmop Qubeau and Ch Rotmop Quasar (Anderstjerne)
HIT – Ch Roetmop Qubeau.
On the Cover of Showring Nov/Dec 1976 – Am/Can/ BDA Ch Farilaur Diablo
Story published September, 1965 – Purebred Dogs – Schipperkes by Laura McNally
Gracia Von Strahl of Montreal Quebec, Canada tells an interesting little anecdote. While driving in the city of Montreal
about a month ago she saw a Schipperke being exercised on the grounds of the Windsor Hotel. Making an abrupt turn into the
parking area of the hotel, she left her car and hurried on out to where she had seen the dog. Since all her attention was
fixed on the dog itself she was really unaware of who was holding the dog, and "brash me’ she says, pointed an imperious
finger at the dog and asked directly, "Whose dog is that?". She became very much aware of the "other end of the leash" when
a tall, swarthy, dignified, turbaned man serenely and with great poise bowed to the waist and answered, "That, madame, is
the Shah of Persia’s dog". And sure enough, the Shah was a guest at the hotel at the time, and sure enough, the Sha
of Persia travels with a Schipperke. Now THERE is a status symbol for our little black dog! This Schipperke was a nice looking
dog of the type one associates with the European and English Skip with the flatter coat.
(Baroness Von Strahl was an SCC member at that time).
Published in Dogs in Canada, July, 1960
The Schipperke by Mrs Ellen Brown, Toronto Ont.
It was in the Fall of 1926 that I decided to import some Schipperkes through a friend who had recently returned from England.
I was told of the prominent Schip kennels and after many inquiries, purchased two bred females and one male.
My three dogs arrived May 27, 1927 and settled down right away. One female lost her litter in transit while the other had
a fine one – July 1. It was from this stock I was successful both in Canada and the United States.
Dog shows at that time were of a longer duration, and I was given much helpful advise from older breeders of other dogs.
Schipperkes were shown in Canada around 1920, then dropped out of circulation, so I was faced with re- introducing them.
They seemed to take the public fancy, because of their clean cut lines, color and size and general hardiness, and I had no
trouble disposing of the stock.
Soon I was able to make entries of 12 to 14 dogs at the larger shows. Now I bask in reflected glory as stock is still shown
with my O’ The North bloodlines. I have a few words of advise to prospective breeder and exhibitors: buy stock only
from proven quality, not merely for show records, but for breeding abilities. Schips are free whelpers, so there is no prospect
of needing veterinarian aid, (unless some unforeseen condition sets up).
This breed is easily prepared for showing. They need only the whiskers removed. Regular brushing is necessary, as it brings
out the natural oils and gives a sheen to the coat. Begin to train your Schip early if you plan to exhibit. My only regret
is that so few buyers were interested in breeding or exhibiting.