Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to Your Questions About the Biewer Terrier

Fill out the online application. Once we have reviewed your application, our membership director will then contact you. If we need further information, we will send you a questionnaire. 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.

You can find a link to some advertising BTCA members kennel pages here

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 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. moved into the Toy Group of the AKC in January 2021. This is a monumental time as we work on the foundation of the Biewer Terrier and confidently, 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.

We are proud to say that the AKC has fully recognized the Biewer Terrier as of January 2021.

It usually takes years for this to happen. We were first accepted in April of 2014 into the FSS group, then moved to Miscellaneous in July 2019 where Biewers remained for one and half years, then into full AKC recognition as of January 2021. Biewers are one of the quickest breeds to move through FSS without being recognized by the country of origin or the FCI.

The Biewer Terrier is also fully recognized in South Africa (KUSA) and the Bahamas (CBKC).

No. We will help anyone 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 newcomers to the breed, and those that have been around a while, 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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