Biewer Terrier Photo Standard...
Biewer Terrier Photo Standard
Biewer Terrier Club of America
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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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|
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.
|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..|
|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.|
|<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.>
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.
|<This dog has
extremely large ears. Although it is a good set, the
size is undesirable. The hair is helping to camouflage
>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.
|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.|
|<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.
|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.|
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.
|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.|
|<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,
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.
|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..|
|<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
>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.
|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.
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.
|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.|
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.
|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
|Color coming down the leg is unacceptable. Usually with this amount of coloring, it will not grow out, or fade away.|
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
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.