Meet “Raisin,” a Belgian Schipperke. Originally a small herding dog, in later years the Shipperke was known as a shopkeeper’s friend, and canal barge ratter. Described as a “black, thickset square little dog,” these delightfully smart, busybody pups are “a big dog in a small package”. Certainly Raisin was quite a character. He and his other Schipperke buddies watched over the hustle and bustle of the Pet Expo with authoritative aplomb. If you’d like to know more about the Belgian Schipperke, check out the Schipperke Club of America, or contact AngelsGate Schipperke Rescue and Animal Education.
And some additional Expo photos (last batch!):
Portuguese Water Dog (think Bo, the White House First Dog).
They were originally bred to drive fish into the nets of their owners.
And a representative of the Lockwood Animal Rescue Center with . . .
is that what I think it is?