BTCA Ethics Committee

Ethics Committee...

Biewer Terrier Club of America; Ethics Committee

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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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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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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.

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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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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....

Ethics Committee Mission Statement

To uphold the integrity of the Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct as set forth by the Biewer Terrier Club of America and its By Laws.

Chair; Kathryn Roberts ~ (740) 868-8241

Ethics Committee Policy

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. To be a member of the Biewer Terrier Club of America, Inc. is an honor and a privilege. As a new breed we must hold ourselves to a higher standard. We must abide by our code of conduct and our code of ethics. We must encourage all of those who have an interest and love for our breed to do the same.

Code of Conduct
"Members Must Be Professional And Courteous At All Times"

  1. Establish a reputation of Trust and Honor among fellow members and all interested parties. Assistance and encouragement shall be willingly given by members to those seeking, advice and knowledge about all aspects of the Biewer Terrier. They will be the future of our breed.

  2. All dogs shall be kept in a safe, sanitary environment and given proper nutrition. All dogs must be up to date on all healthcare needs including advanced screening as technology evolves.

  3. Encourage and promote responsible breeding practices.

  4. Encourage spaying or neutering of animals not desirable for breeding.

  5. Puppies will not be sold or consigned to commercial enterprises such as pet stores. Puppies will not be sold disreputable breeders. Puppies, adult dogs or, stud services will not be offered as prize or for raffles.

  6. All perspective buyers will be screened thoroughly to adequately assess their intent as well as their ability in providing a safe, loving environment and a long term commitment with a puppy or an adult dog.

  7. All puppies and dogs will be sold with written agreements, including clear terms and conditions. The agreement must be signed by both seller and buyer. Pet puppies will be sold with a spay/neuter clause. After the spay/neuter agreement has been fulfilled and certificate of spay/neuter from the performing veterinarian, given to the breeder, the breeder will relinquish the limited registration application to the buyer.

  8. All puppies being placed will be a minimum of 12 weeks of age. This will ensure adequate socialization as well as temperament development lessons only learned from siblings, dam and other dogs.

  9. Breeders will provide puppy buyers with written details on nutrition, grooming, vaccine and healthcare records, general care, etc. and will be available to answer questions and give advice.

  10. No duel registering BTCA dogs with outside registries not affiliated with the Biewer Terrier Club of America or AKC. Exception; Dog Show Venues.

  11. No dog recently exposed to the risk of infectious disease or Bitches with nursing whelp will not be exhibited.

Code of Ethics

  1. A breeder/member must strive to produce and show progeny that conforms to the Biewer Terrier Standard as approved by the American Kennel club.

  2. Members shall keep updated records concerning registration, identification, sale and transfers of dogs.

  3. Members must always be helpful and courteous to all who inquire about our breed.

  4. All contractual agreements concerning the Biewer Terrier must be put into to writing and be honored by all involved.

  5. A breeder/member will not breed before the dogs are physically mature and in good health.

  6. All Dogs and Bitches must be screened and tested for all known hereditary and infectious diseases using current and accepted technology.

  7. Any breeder/member selling puppies or offering stud service must fully disclose any serious or disabling hereditary defects, or potential of such defects (ie PRA/PRCD carriers). Known defects must be put into writing.

  8. A member shall not defame another member nor seek to impugn a member’s reputation by any means or venue. However, a member may report any situation created by another member that is harmful to the breed or inconsistent with our club values. (Please refer to Article IV in the By Laws)

  9. No member shall defame or impugn the BTCA by any means or venue. All concerns are encouraged and should be sent to the club Secretary for Board review.

  10. A member will regard this Code of Ethics as a Minimum Standard of Ethical Behavior.

  11. Always remember that the gifts you have, were given you from God, so be as generous when people are seeking knowledge and advice about our breed.


***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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