Frequently Asked Questions
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Frequently Asked Questions
Biewer Terrier Club of America
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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.
2017 AKC National Championship presented by Royal Canin. The BTCA will hold it's first open show Dec. 13th, with entries closing by noon on Wednesday November 22, 2017. There will be Biewer Terriers showing from all over the United States, so mark your calendars and join the fun. For a copy of the Show Premium contact out Show Chair Ann Moore Schultz,or click on Dog Info for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- How can I join the Biewer Terrier Club of America ?
- Where can I find a reputable Biewer Terrier breeder?
- Why doesn't BTRA accept other Biewer registrations?
- Who is the parent club for the Biewer Terrier?
- What can I do, to get my non-BTRA dog registered with BTRA?
- When is the Biewer Terrier going to be fully recognized?
- Do I have to be a member of the BTCA to register my dogs?
- 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.
- The Biewer Terrier Club of America BTCA, Inc. has many experienced and knowledgeable Breeders. The members are will be happy to assist you in finding a breeder to suit your needs.
- 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. 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.
- The BTCA, Inc (Biewer Terrier Club of America, Inc.) has been named the parent club for the Biewer Terrier by the AKC (American Kennel Club). The BTCA, Inc. is currently in the FSS (Foundation Stock Service). This is a monumental time as we work on the foundation of the Biewer Terrier and hopefully we can all work together as we move forward into full AKC recognition.
- 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 to issue registrations on the purebred Biewer Terrier. If your dog passes the required tests, it will be registered with BTRA.
- It can take years for this to happen. First the breed has to move into the miscellaneous group, where it may remain for a few years, then into full AKC recognition.
- The Biewer Terrier is fully recognized by the UKC (United Kennel Club). This is a huge accomplishment as it normally takes years to get full recognition.
- 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.