The Schipperke originated in Belgium, and its name is Flemish for little captain of the boat. It earned this fanciful moniker in its days as guard dog aboard canal barges. Clever and quick moving, the bold, playful Schipperke doesn t let its diminutive size stand in its way. Schipperkes are very loyal to their families, and they have a special affection for children. This wonderful Schipperkes square wall calendar salutes these little canine skippers. Includes a free download of the DogDays app for the smartphone and tablet, which grants access to the world's most captivating dog photos and backgrounds, fun puzzles, and a calendar featuring your favorite furry friends.