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Biewer Terrier Photo Standard...

Biewer Terrier Photo Standard

Biewer Terrier Babies Make room for Daddy Biewer Terrier Trio Biewer Terrier Club of America Representative Lounging Biewer Terrier

Biewer Terrier Babies

Beautiful Biewer Terrier Babies. Whether you have two or ten together, they are always happy and loving towards each other....

I think someone is trying to get on the couch.

Although I am taking up all the room right now, I will move over....

Biewer Terrier Trio

The Biewer Terrier is a very loving, obedient breed....

Biewer Terrier

This is a near perfect example of the Biewer Terrier. Long soft, silky hair, a beautiful tri colored face with good symmetry, and great conformation....

Lounging Biewer Terrier

I can not think of anything better, than lounging with my Biewer Terrier ....

Life is wondeerful Beautiful Biewer Terrier Relaxing Precious Biewer Terrier Biewer Terriers Enjoying the Fall
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Great News! The AKC Board is now allowing All-Breed and FSS Parent Clubs to Host FSS Open Shows. All-breed clubs will be able to host FSS Open Shows, and FSS breed Parent Clubs can hold an FSS Open Show for all FSS (including Miscellaneous Class) breeds. ADDITIONALLY,  your dogs will earn points towards a "Certificate of Merit", which is equivalent to the "Championship Title". This title "CM" will be denoted on your registration. Visit the What's New page for the full details on all changes and vital links to forms, applications and information.

Current News

Wisdom Panel Test Results Explained

The new 4.0 has 6 individual tests in which to evaluate the dog, giving us more information to make a better analysis of whether we have a purebred or not. We take into consideration each test result and evaluate a dogs purity based on those results. Your dog may show inconclusive on one test and still be a purebred dog. If you have any questions contact

Recent Events

Brisa is our Biewer Terrier representative

The BTCA, Inc., Biewer Terrier Club of America, Inc. has been named the parent club for the Biewer Terrier by the AKC. As the Biewer Terrier is gaining recognition World Wide as a breed of its own, the BTCA continues to assist those countries needing help in obtaining recognition with their respective kennel clubs. You can register your purebred Biewer Terrier with AKC/FSS, UKC and BTRA in the United States. We are looking forward to developing a strong, healthy foundation for the Biewer Terrier. For more information, visit our registry page.

About the Biewer Terrier

The Biewer Terrier Standard, Illustrated The Biewer Terrier Standard

We hope this photo standard will help you better understand what is acceptable and what is less than desirable. With our breed still being in the early stages of development, we will get dogs that are out of standard. This is fine and they make excellent pets, but they should not be used for breeding.

Perfect Example of a Biewer Terrier General Appearance The Biewer Terrier is an elegant, longhaired, tri colored toy terrier with the hair parting down the middle and hanging straight and evenly on both sides of the body. The back is level, with height at withers being equal to height of the croup. Although the outline of the dog gives the appearance of a square, the body length is slightly longer than the overall height. The tail is set high and carried well arched over the body, covered with a long, luxurious plume. The Biewer Terrier has a lighthearted whimsical, childlike attitude. Although mischievous at times, they are obedient and make a loyal companion..

Good Two Colored Head Head; Expression- Is more human than that of a dog, being bright and intelligent. Eyes- Are medium sized and may be round or almond shaped with a crisp, clear countenance. Iris and rims are dark in color. Ears- Are small, V shaped upright, moderately wide set and covered with hair except the tips being shaved. They are set to the back of the skull and the base is level with the eyes. Skull- Slightly rounded. Stop- Moderate. Muzzle- Just under one-third the length of the head. Nose- Completely black. Lips- Black. Bite- Level or scissor bite. Teeth- Straight and even. Good Gold and White Head
Bad head and long muzzle. <This dog has a poorly shaped head. It is more of an egg shape, with a long, wide muzzle.

>The dog on the right has small, squinty eyes. His ears are tulip shaped (rounded) instead of the required V shape.

<Both dogs have low ear sets.>
incorrect eyes and size.
Under Bite <This dog has an under bite. The bottom jaw juts out in front of the top teeth instead of lining up nicely.  I do not recommend breeding dogs with bite problems, as they will pop up for many generations.

>This puppy has retained deciduous teeth (baby teeth). He had to have 17 teeth pulled, top and bottom.  This is hereditary, so you may want to take this into consideration before breeding a dog that retains teeth.
Double Teeth
Big Ears. <This dog has  extremely large ears. Although it is a good set, the size is undesirable. The hair is helping to camouflage the ear.

>This guy has a wide ear set and big wide ears.

With a wide ear set, the ears will stick out the side of the head like wings. A low ear set, causes the ears to sit further apart on the head, but they will stand up.
Low ear set.
Good Chest and Height at the Shoulders. Neck, Topline and Body- Neck- Moderate in length, free from throatiness. Topline- Level. Body- length is slightly longer than the overall height, although square is equally acceptable. Chest- Comes to the elbows with a good width. Ribs- Moderately sprung. Underline- Slightly tucked up. Back- Level topline. Loin- Well developed and strong. Tail- Set high and carried well arched over the body, covered with a long luxurious plume. Plume may lie to either side of the body. Length of tail must go to the stifles or longer. When reposed, the tail may hang loosely. Faults- Gay or tightly curled tail. Nice Body, good bone structure.
High in the rear. <The dog on the left is high in the rear, and has a low tail set. She also has a bit of a roach back.

>The girl on the right has almost no legs and is what we call barrel bodied. There is no chest depth.
Short legs
Good front legs Forequarters— Forelegs should be straight, elbows neither in nor out. Angulation- Moderate. Shoulders are nicely laid back to allow for good reach and freedom of movement. Elbows-set close to the body. Legs- Straight when viewed from the front are muscular and covered with hair. Pasterns- Up and straight. Dewclaws- May be removed but not required. Feet- Round. Toes- Well arched. Pads- Black and/or flesh. Nails- Black and/or white. Good Back Legs
Incorrect front legs. <This dogs front legs are too far apart. She is a little flat footed and down in the pastern.

>His back legs are too far apart and angled out a little. His stifles are straight.
Rear leags
Nice, long flowing plume on tail. Hindquarters— In balance with the forequarters. Angulation- Rear to match front. Legs-Hind legs are straight when viewed from behind, muscular and covered with hair. Stifle-Slightly bent when viewed from the side. Hocks-Straight when viewed from behind, pointing neither in nor out. Dewclaws- May be removed but not required. Feet- Round. Toes- Well arched. Pads- Black and/or flesh. Nails- Black and/or white. Tail carried over the body in T-cup fashion
Bad Tail Set. <The dog on the left has a short tail that barely comes down to the stifle. It has no curl and sticks straight up, known as a "Gay Tail". Actually, a "Gay tail" is more erect than this little guys tail.

>This girl has a low tail set which has the tail sticking straight out the back. It will not curl up over the body.
Low Tail Set.
Pony tail on top of head. Coat- Long and flowing with a soft silky texture. Hair is long and straight without an undercoat, hanging close to the ground if not touching. Coat maybe trimmed to floor length for ease of movement. Head fall is tied up into a single ponytail on top of the head with a bow. Feet are trimmed for a neat, clean appearance. Trim around anus.. Long flowing hair.
Thin, Wispy Hair. <The dog on the left has very thin wispy hair that does not grow much. You can actually see skin through the hair. It has a coarse texture that breaks easily and does not grow normally.

>The dog on the right has brown eyes, which is undesirable, with thin wispy hair. You'll notice we can hardly make a top knot, as there is not much hair.
Brown eyes and thin hair.
Black and White face. Color— The Biewer Terrier is a tri-colored toy terrier.
Head Coloring- Blue/Black, Gold/Tan and White in good symmetry.
Any combination of the following two colors, (Blue/Black and Gold/ Tan); (Gold/ Tan and White) in good symmetry is acceptable.
Gold and White head.
Face is not Sysmetrical. <This puppy's face is not symmetrically colored. As he gets older, the color that is on the one side of his face will fade out to a very light tan.
>This puppy has a solid white face with 10 gold hairs. 10 to 20 different color hairs do not constitute a second color.
White face.
Solid Black Back Body Coloring- Hair on back is blue/black and white. Amounts of each color are of personal preference with no dominating patterns. A small amount of tan hair may be found around the anus. Striped Back.
White back. <Solid white back dogs, are unacceptable and should not be bred.

>This puppy has a spot on each side. When the hair grows out, the white hair will cover the black spots and the dog will look totally white. It will not do well in the show ring and really should not be bred.
Spots on the side of the dog.
Chest, leags and tip of the Tail, pure White. Chest, Stomach, Legs and Tip of the Tail- White. The white from the chest should come up the neck to cover the chin.
Disqualification- any color combinations other than what is listed in standard
Belly and Legs, completely White.
Color coming down the leg is unacceptable Color coming down the leg is unacceptable. Usually with this amount of coloring, it will not grow out, or fade away. Color coming down the leg

Gait— The Biewer Terrier moves with confidence and pride. Movement should be graceful, smooth and straightforward. When viewed from the side the top line remains level, he gives an impression of rapid movement, size considered. Hind legs should track in line with the front legs, going neither inside nor outside. Tail must be up when in movement.
Temperament— Intelligent, loyal and very devoted to their human family. They have a fun loving, childlike attitude that makes them a great companion for all ages. They quickly make friends with animals of any origin.

Weight is 4 to 8 pounds.

Faults: A roach or rounded back; pale nostrils; floppy ears; over 8 lbs.

***Mars testing can now be done with a cheek swab through the Wisdom Panel website. The "Cheek Swab Kit 4.0" is the only acceptable test for the Biewer Terrier***

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