Frequently Asked Questions
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Frequently Asked Questions
Biewer Terrier Club of America
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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 email@example.com 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.
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.
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 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 30 to 90 days 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 will be happy to assist you in finding a breeder to suit your needs.
- BTRA requires all non-BTRA registered dogs to pass the Wisdom Panel/Mars test and 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. 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. For a complete set of rules on registering your dog, visit the Biewer Terrier Registry of America web-site.
- 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 in South Africa (KUSA) and the Bahamas (CBKC).
- 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.