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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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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.

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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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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

Maryland Open Show Info:
Thursday, July 5, 2018;
Catoctin Kennel Club; Judge Mrs. Valerie J. Brown
Friday, July 6, 2018;
Northeastern Maryland Kennel Club; Judge Mr. Richard Todd Jackson
Friday, July 6, 2018;
Biewer Terrier Club Of America; Judge Mr. Gregg G. Kantak
Saturday, July 7, 2018;
Upper Marlboro Kennel Club; event not listed on AKC Open Show calendar.
Sunday, July 8, 2018;
National Capital Kennel Club; Judge not approved as of listing.

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. If you have any questions contact

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, uniquely colored toy terrier with a breed signature ponytail. The coat parts down the middle, hanging straight and evenly on both sides of the body as though a comb has been used to part it. The back is level, with height at shoulders being equal to height at 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.

Size, Proportion, SubstanceSize- Height at the shoulders is the same as the height at the croup, measuring 7 to 11 inches, with weight being 4 to 8 lbs. Proportion- Length of body from prosternum to ischium is longer than over all height, making the dog off square although square is acceptable. Substance- Body is fine to medium boned with a level top line. Serious Fault- Over 8 lbs.

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- as dark as possible. Ears- Are small, upright, V shaped, 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- One-third the length of the head. Eye rims, Nose, and Lips- Completely black. Bite- Level or scissor bite. Teeth- Straight and even.
Serious Faults- Incomplete pigment on the eye rims, nose, and lip; Ears not standing erect. Disqualification- Blue eye(s).
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 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, when in movement carried well arched over the body in a graceful sickle curve, covered with a long luxurious plume. Plume lies to either side of the body. Length of tailbone must go to the stifles or longer. When reposed, the tail may be relaxed. A Kink in the tail is not to be faulted.
Serious Faults- Roach or rounded back; high in the front or rear;
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 covered with hair which may be trimmed not to impede movement or trimmed to show the shape of the foot. 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 covered with hair which may be trimmed not to impede movement or trimmed to show the shape of the foot. 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 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 hanging loose. Puppy ponytails may be placed a little lower on the head as to gather the short hairs. A bow is used for adornment; no topknots or rollovers. Feet are trimmed for a neat, clean appearance. Trim around anus. Head falls that have been altered by teasing, curling, topknots, or roll overs shall be so Severely Penalized as to be eliminated from competition. 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. Legs are to be white from the elbows and stifles to the feet. The foregoing description is of the ideal Biewer Terrier.
Serious Fault –any other color than those that are listed.
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 without being stilted or hackneyed. 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. Disqualification— Hackneyed gait in Adults.

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.

Serious Faults: Roach or rounded back; Hackneyed gait in adults; Incomplete pigment on the eye rims, nose, and lips; ears not standing erect; over 8 lbs.; Any other color than those that are listed.

Eliminating Faults: Head falls that have been altered by teasing, curling, topknots, or roll overs.

Disqualifications: Blue eye(s).

***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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