Frequently Asked Questions

Question and Answer Page...

Frequently Asked Questions

Happy go Lucky, Fun LovingFun Loving

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
themed object

"Where Knowledge Leads to Excellence"

get in touch

"Biewer Terrier Info"

Whether you are a breeder or someone in search of a Biewer Terrier, you will find some very interesting and helpful articles as you read about this delightful, enchanting breed.

"About the BTCA"

You will find a host of material about the BTCA, Inc., including membership enrollment, history, By-Laws and Constitution, plus information in general, on its various activities.

"BTCA Members"

Here you will find a complete list of our members along with their contact information.  If you are interested in joining the BTCA, the instructions will be provided on this page.

   AKC Affiliate club logo

BTCA, Inc. Calendar

Listing of events and activities.

April 2017
SMTWTFS
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6

What's New

BTCA Logo

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

We have provided a detailed explanation of the acceptable results for the Wisdom Panel 4.0 test.  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. Please visit our "Mars Test Results Explained Page" for a detailed explanation.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How can I join the Biewer Terrier Club of America ?
  2. Where can I find a reputable Biewer Terrier breeder?
  3. Why doesn't BTRA accept other Biewer registrations?
  4. Who is the parent club for the Biewer Terrier?
  5. What can I do, to get my non-BTRA dog registered with BTRA?
  6. When is the Biewer Terrier going to be fully recognized?
  7. Do I have to be a member of the BTCA to register my dogs?

How can I  join the Biewer Terrier Club of America...?

  • Fill out the On-line application.  Once we have reviewed your application, our membership director, Doni Cervantes will then contact you.  If we need further information, Doni will send you a questioner.  It can take between 2 to 4 weeks for final approval.  Depending on the time of year, it may take longer.
Back to Top

Where can I find a reputable Biewer Terrier breeder...?

  • The Biewer Terrier Club of America BTCA, Inc. has many experienced and knowledgeable Breeders. We have put together a Questioner, we believe will be helpful in your search for a purebred Biewer Terrrier.
Back to Top

Why doesn't BTRA accept other Biewer registrations...?

  • BTRA requires all breeding dogs to be DNA profiled for proof of parentage.  They accept registrations from other registries on a case by case bases.  We answer that question in dept further down.  The Biewer Terrier Registry of America refuses to accept registrations from registries that do not DNA profile their breeding dogs, or from registries that accept registrations from registries that do not require DNA profiling. There are many registries that condone the cross breeding of Biewers to Yorkies.  Other registries have issued registrations on dogs producing biros and golddusts.  There is a simple coat color test that a person can take to make sure their dogs are not carriers of this gene.  We are developing the foundation for the Biewer Terrier and it is critical that it is a strong, healthy, foundation and comes as close to our standard as possible.  This is why we test all our foundation dogs.  We want to make sure that we are breeding the purest, healthiest, happiest dogs possible.  
Back to Top

Who is the parent club for the Biewer Terrier...?

  • There is no parent club for the Biewer Terrier at this point as the Biewer Terrier is still in the Foundation Stock Service of the American Kennel Club AKC/FSS.  The BTCA, Inc. is the Foundation Stock Service, Affiliated Club.  This is a such great time as we work on the foundation and hopefully we can all work together as we move forward.
Back to Top

What can I do, to get my non-BTRA dog registered with BTRA...?

  • We have developed a rather simple process to test your dog and get it registered with BTRA.  The instructions are on the Biewer Terrier Registry of America site and here on the Biewer Terrier Registry Page.  BTRA is ran by a private firm, knowledgeable in dog registrations and pedigree services.  In order to be free of political complications, the BTCA hired an independent firm to maintain all records and pedigrees, and issue registrations on the purebred Biewer Terrier.  If your dog passes the required tests, it will be registered with BTRA.
Back to Top

When is the Biewer Terrier going to be fully recognized ... ?

  • It can take years for this to happen.  First the breed has to move into the miscellaneous group, where it may remain for a couple of years, then into full AKC recognition. 
  • The Biewer Terrier is fully recognized by the United Kennel Club (UKC) beginning March 2015.  You can start showing at all shows and you will receive points and title recognition on your registrations immediately.  This is a huge accomplishment as it normally takes years to get to this point.
Back to Top

Do I have to be a member of the BTCA to register my dogs... ?

  • No.  We will help any one seeking to register their dogs with BTRA, to understand the process, and help them get through it as easily as possible.  We are eager to work with new comers to the breed, and those that have been around awhile, as we welcome your expertise in the field also.  We all have something to offer and have experienced something that can benefit another breeder or pet owner.
Back to Top

 

***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***

For information on registering with BTRA, email BTregistryHelp@yahoo.com.

slide up button