Registration Assistance

Registration Assistance Committee

Registration Assistance 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....

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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"Biewer Terrier Info"

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.

"About the BTCA"

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.

"BTCA Resources"

Here you will find resources the BTCA finds helpful.  Information about membership, registrations, committees, available puppies, Rescue, AKC, etc....

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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

Registration Assistance Committee Mission Statement

Uphold the integrity of the Biewer Terrier Registry of America and to promote the registration of Purebred Biewer Terriers. Abide by the rules set forth by BTRA and the AKC. Encourage all those who have an interest and love for our breed to register their purebred Biewer Terriers with BTRA and AKC. Encourage breeders to health test their dogs before breeding and breed the best examples of the purebred Biewer Terrier.

Registration Assistance Committee Policy:

To register your dog/dogs with the Biewer Terrier Registry of America (BTRA) is an honor and a privilege. As a new breed it is of the utmost importance to protect the integrity of the purebred Biewer Terrier. We will assist people with the registration process and explain the rules and regulations of registering with BTRA and the AKC.

Registration Assistance Committee Duties:

  • Research and implement responsibilities and duties of a Registration Assistance Committee
  • Explain the rules and regulations of registering with BTRA.
  • Assist people in using the correct forms for dog and litter registrations.
  • Explain the alphabet system of naming their dogs.
  • Explain the Mars testing.
  • Explain the purpose of DNA profiling.
  • Assist Tamara Beebe, BTRA registrar:
    1. With questions about applications.
    2. Keep Tamara up to date on AKC rules and policies.

Understanding the Mars Testing Requirements

The Biewer Terrier Registry of America uses the Mars Wisdom Panel testing to exclude the possibility of mix breed dogs being submitted for registrations. Through the years, many people have taken short cuts trying to create a Biewer Terrier by mixing various combinations other dog breeds. This is an unacceptable practice in any purebred dog development and especially important in the foundation of the Biewer Terrier.

Explanation of the three generation rule for AKC advancement

AKC has supplied the following graph defining the 3 generation rule for advancement to Misc.

Explaining the 3 generation rule

We will be correlating the AKC terms to the percentages from the Wisdom Panel.

Explaining the 3 generation rule

50% Yorkshire Terrier and 50% Biewer Terrier is considered a splitter (mix breed) and will not be registered.

***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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