she is a schipperke, originally i was told they were breed to kill rats and stuff on barges in Belgium. but current theory is that they were kind of a do it all breed for farmers and such. herding sheep and cattle, watch dog, vermin killer(they are extreamly good at this, as good or better than most terriers) and all the other normal sort of farm work a dog could do. they are an extreamly intelligent breed but also hard headed and independent. they love playing but if they get board with your games they will take off to go find something more interesting to do. loyal, good with kids. great breed just EXTREAMLY hyper. she spends the days at the office terrorizing everyone and she goes home at night and terrorizes the geese for awhile and checks out everything around the house for an hour before its time for her supper.