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Biewer Terrier Babies

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

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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 ....

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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.

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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

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.

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The AKC Board convened on Thursday, February 12, 2015 and are now allowing All-Breed and FSS Parent Clubs to Host FSS Open Shows. The Board reviewed the Staff recommendation to expand the clubs that may hold FSS Open Shows by;
(1) allowing all-breed clubs to host FSS Open Shows, and
(2) allowing any FSS breed Parent Club to hold an FSS Open Show for all FSS (including Miscellaneous Class) breeds.
Currently FSS Open Shows may only be held by FSS breed clubs approved as the Parent Club. Additionally, FSS breeds that are eligible to be shown in the Miscellaneous Class can host FSS Open Shows for their breed only or for all FSS (including Miscellaneous Class) breeds. This will be discussed further at the March meeting.

NOHS Updates:

Junior Showmanship: For events held on or after October 7, 2015 the following changes were approved by the Board: Best Junior Handler must be offered if the club is offering Junior Showmanship classes. Clubs may offer Reserve Best Junior Handler. Such an award must be listed in the premium list and the ribbon/rosette color is Rose and Gray. Awarding Reserve Best Junior Handler will follow the format of awarding Reserve Winners in the conformation breed competition. After awarding Best Junior Handler, the second place winner from the class that the Best Junior Handler winner was in is to return to the ring to compete for Reserve Best Junior Handler.

All-Breed clubs offering NOHS at their events on or after October 8, 2015 will now award a Reserve Best Owner-Handled in Show just as is done for regular competition. Dogs awarded Reserve Best Owner-Handled in Show will receive 75 NOHS ranking points in addition to the NOHS ranking points awarded for Best of Breed and Group 1. FSS Open Shows: The AKC Board of Directors has expanded the types of clubs that are eligible to host FSS Open Shows to include all-breed clubs effective July 1, 2015. Please visit this page to view complete regulations for this competition. Applications and judging panels for FSS Open Shows can be found under the Downloadable Forms on our website.

To get a complete overview of these changes, please review the February 2015 Board Minutes.

If you have any further questions, please contact us at eventnews@akc.org.

 

Certificate of Merit

The Certificate of Merit (CM) title is an introductory title to AKC conformation events. Entrants in each breed shall compete for Best of Breed and Best of Opposite Sex to Best of Breed. Winners of the Best of Breed in each of the individual breeds or varieties will be awarded points toward the CM title based on the number of dogs defeated in their breed or variety. Winners of Best of Opposite Sex to Best of Breed in each of the individual breeds or varieties will be awarded points towards the Certificate of Merit (CM) title based on the number of dogs defeated in their sex. Group winners will be eligible for the highest number of points earned by any breed within that Group. Best in Show will be eligible for the highest number of points earned by any breed entered. The Certificate of Merit requires "15 points" awarded in accordance with the following points structure.
Dogs Competing Points:
  2 dogs; earns 1 point
  4 dogs; earns 2 points
  8 dogs; earns 3 points
12 dogs; earns 4 points
16 dogs; earns 5 points

***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.

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