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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....

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 ....

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"Biewer Terrier Info"

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.

"About the BTCA"

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.

"BTCA Members"

Here you will find a complete list of our members along with their contact information.  If you are interested in joining the BTCA, the instructions will be provided on this page.

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What's New


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

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.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How can I join the Biewer Terrier Club of America ?
  2. Where can I find a reputable Biewer Terrier breeder?
  3. Why doesn't BTRA accept other Biewer registrations?
  4. Who is the parent club for the Biewer Terrier?
  5. What can I do, to get my non-BTRA dog registered with BTRA?
  6. When is the Biewer Terrier going to be fully recognized?
  7. Do I have to be a member of the BTCA to register my dogs?

How can I  join the Biewer Terrier Club of America...?

  • 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.
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Where can I find a reputable Biewer Terrier breeder...?

  • 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.
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Why doesn't BTRA accept other Biewer registrations...?

  • 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.  
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Who is the parent club for the Biewer Terrier...?

  • 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.
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What can I do to get my non-BTRA dog registered with BTRA...?

  • 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.
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When is the Biewer Terrier going to be fully recognized ... ?

  • 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.
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Do I have to be a member of the BTCA to register my dogs... ?

  • 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.
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***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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