Biewer Terrier Club Committees

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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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"Biewer Terrier Info"

All about the Biewer Terrier. Whether you are a breeder or a pet owner, you will find some very interesting and helpful articles as you read about this delightful, enchanting breed.

"About the BTCA"

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

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Here you will find resources the BTCA finds helpful.  Information about membership, registrations, committees, available puppies, Rescue, AKC, etc....

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What's New

Great News! The BTCA, Inc. is now licensed for Agility Competitions. We are planning our first Competition November 5, 2018 at the Bella Vista Training Center in Lewisberry, Pa. This will be an AKC All Breed and Mixed Breed Agility Trial. For more information contact our Companion Sport Chair Yolando Russell at or (516) 623-9249. We are also on the calendar for June 17th, 2019 and November 4, 2019. If we aren't prepared by November to enter, we have a whole year to practice!! Come out and see the Biewer Terriers show off their talents.

Current News

July 9th, 2018 the AKC board approved the Biewer Terrier for advancement to the Miscellaneous class. The Biewer Terrier will officially move into Miscellaneous on July 3rd, 2019. This is a huge accomplishment for the breed and for the BTCA, Inc.

Recent Events

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. For help contact

About the Biewer Terrier Club of America, Inc....

Biewer Terrier Club of America Committees

The Biewer Terrier Club of America Committees are the heart beat of the club. They make sure that each aspect of the club is running smoothly and the rules of the AKC are followed and kept up to date.

By-Laws Committee:
The By-Laws are the clubs rules and regulations of operation. The by-laws not only outline the officers duties and responsibilities but the way the membership should conduct itself. The by-laws are set up in accordance with the AKC's requirements for all Parent Clubs. We will make sure the by-laws are in compliance with AKC and serve the needs of Biewer Terrier Terrier Club of America, Inc.
By-Laws Chair chair: Ann Schultz ~ (410) 676-5549
Committee Member: Gayle Pruett
Committee Member: Myrna Torres ~ (626) 355-1013

Ethics Committee:
To enforce the Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics for which every member has agreed to abide by in a positive manner and hold those in violation accountable accordingly.
Ethics chair: Kathryn Roberts ~ (740) 868-8241

Health Committee:
To help our Biewer Terriers live long, healthy lives. To provide education that promotes Biewer Terrier health and responsible breeding practices. To encourage health testing and self-reporting of illnesses, to aid in identifying health issues within Biewer Terriers and establish priorities for solving them. To encourage and support research on health problems and to make the latest research results accessible to Biewer Terrier breeders and pet owners.
Health Committee Chair: Michael Kruk ~ (920) 728-2478
Committee Member: Gayle Pruett

History Committee:
To represent the Biewer Terrier Club of America, Inc. (BTCA) with honesty and integrity. To thoroughly investigate, gather and document the history of the club and the Biewer Terrier.
Historian: Gayle Pruett
Committee Member: Myrna Torres ~ (626) 355-1013
Committee Member: Ilona Shanklin

Intellectual & Compliance Committee:
To uphold the integrity and proprietary interests of the Biewer Terrier Club of America, Inc. in the use of intellectual property and at the request of the President and/or Board the review of any miscellaneous internal compliance issues of club procedures.
Intellectual & Compliance Committee Chair: Michelle Lyons ~ (720) 471-9784
Committee Member: Myrna Torres
~ (626) 975-8895

Judges Education Committee:
Educate Judges on the standard of the Biewer Terrier in a positive and unbiased manner. Provide breed information to all that inquire; Judges, breeders, and owners.
Judges Education Committee Chair: Gayle Pruett
Committee Member: Myrna Torres ~ (626) 355-1013
Committee Member: Doni Cervantes ~ (626) 355-1013
Committee Member: Michele Lyons ~ (720) 471-9784
Committee Member: Theresa Tofoya
Committee Member: Paula McSwain ~ (214) 502-6300
Committee Member: Kat Roberts ~ (740)868-8241
Committee Member: Millie Smith ~ (812) 593-8954
Committee Member: Debarah Billings ~ (423) 483-9242
Committee Member: Marsue Reuss ~ (304) 261-2235

Meet the Breeds and Expos Committee:
As the parent club for the Biewer Terrier we will present the Biewer Terrier to the public with professionalism, honesty and integrity.
Meet the Breeds and Expos Chair: Doni Cervantes ~ (951) 830-2747
Committee Member: Debarah Billings ~ (423) 483-9242

Membership Committee:
To assist anyone interested in becoming a member of the BTCA with their application. Review applications, interview applicants and sponsors and recruit new memberships. After a full investigation, the committee reports it's findings and recommendations to the board.
Membership chair: Doni Cervantes ~ (951) 830-2747
Committee Member: Deb Sidle ~ (717) 507-9863

Newsletter Committee:
Report on BTCA, Inc. activities and provide information about issues that may be of interest to the Biewer Terrier community. Post Biewer Terrier pictures, show wins, and developing stories. Post the officers of the BTCA and newly accepted members. Include health and research information, articles from the membership, and AKC updates..
Newsletter Chair: Rose Kitta ~ (420) 660-4115

Parent Club Committee:
Collect all of the current and pertinent club information from the Secretary and Committee Chairs that is required for the quarterly report to the AKC and submitting the report on a timely basis without lapsing. Assuring the quarterly report is submitted to AKC/FSS no later than the end of the month. Answer all questions pertaining to Parent Club procedures.
Parent Club Chair: Myrna Torres ~ (626) 355-1013
Committee Member: Gayle Pruett

Publicity Committee:
Provide a direction to committee members in acquiring and publicizing information about the BTCA, Inc. and Biewer Terrier. Assist with the formatting, scheduling, marketing and distribution of these publications.
Publicity Chair: Debarah Billings ~ (423) 483-9242

Public Relations Committee:
Promote the Biewer Terrier and Biewer Terrier Club of America in a positive manner. Build strong communications between the public and the BTCA, encouraging favorable relationships within the Biewer Terrier community.
Public Relations Committee Chair: Jonathan David ~ (917) 533-6743
Committee Member: Myrna Torres ~ (626) 355-1013

Registration Assistance Committee:
To assist anyone interested in registering their dog/dogs with the Biewer Terrier Registry of America (BTRA) and the American Kennel Club (AKC). To explain the rules and procedures of the BTRA and the AKC.
Registration chair: Gayle Pruett
Committee Member: Myrna Torres ~ (626) 355-1013
Committee Member: Jonathan David ~ (561) 637-3856

Rescue Committee:
Our mission is to place these dogs in safe, loving and permanent homes with approved applicants, and to provide a supportive network for our volunteers, who after all, make our goals possible.
Rescue Chair: Victoria Olson ~ (423) 483-9242

Show Committee:
To represent the Biewer Terrier Club of America (BTCA) and the American Kennel Club (AKC) with integrity and sportsmanship. To organize show events and keep accurate records of wins and titles.
Show Chair: Ann Schultz ~ (410) 937-5432
Assistant Chair: Michelle Lyons ~ (720) 471-9784

Social Media Committee:
Post accurate, informational and interesting information about the Biewer Terrier and Biewer Terrier Club of America, Inc. Raise awareness of the clubs activities and report the ongoing advancements of the Biewer Terrier. Always be respectful when posting club and member information.
Social Media Club Facebook: Deb Sidle ~ (717) 507-9863
Social Media Twitter: Doni Cervantes ~ (951) 830-2747
Social Media Club Facebook Members: Debarah Billings ~ ((423) 483-9242

Standard Committee:
Submit the accepted standard as approved and voted on by the membership of the Biewer Terrier Club of America, Inc. (BTCA, Inc.) to the American Kennel Club (AKC). To educate the general public on the standard for the Biewer Terrier and help individuals understand and apply the standard to their dog/dogs when breeding and showing.
Standard chair: Gayle Pruett
Committee Member: Myrna Torres ~ (626) 355-1013
Committee Member; Jonathan David

Website Committee:
To create and maintain a website that provides in-depth, accurate information about Biewer Terriers and the Biewer Terrier Club of America activities. Provide information and updates on health related issues and studies pertinent to the Biewer Terrier.
Web Master: Gayle Pruett

***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

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