Biewer Terrier

Biewer Terrier

Breed Description +

The Biewer Terrier has a long and flowing coat with a soft, silky texture. The coat is particolor, with white on the chest and underbody, though may be shades of tan on the head and muzzle, and shades of blue (gray) or black on the head, back and tail. Some white is possible on the muzzle and tail.
  • AKC Name:

    Biewer Terrier

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  • Observed Weight:

    3 - 11 lbs

  • Show Weight:

    4 - 8 lbs


Identifying Features:

Average Height: 8 - 10 inches


The Biewer Terrier, originally called the Biewer Yorkshire Terrier a la Pom Pon, was first bred by Mr. and Mrs. Werner Biewer in Germany. The first Biewer was born in 1984 and it was through a selective breeding program that the Biewer Yorkshire Terrier a la Pom Pon was developed. It was first registered as a breed of its own with the ACH, and the breed standard was signed in 1989. After Mr. Biewer died in 1997, interest in the Biewer breed began to diminish. In 2003, the Biewer Terrier was brought to America and within one year the popularity of this loveable dog began to grow. The Biewer Terrier was accepted as a distinct breed of its own by the American Rare Breed Association in 2007. With its lighthearted, playful, child-like attitude, this tri-colored toy terrier is gaining popularity with dog lovers everywhere. Equally as good with children as it is with other dogs of all sizes, the Biewer Terrier is a loyal and fast friend to all it considers part of its family. Although every dog has its own unique and special personality, as a breed, the Biewer Terrier is confident, happy, fun loving and even tempered. Generally speaking, Biewers are not noisy or especially difficult in any particular way.

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