Biewer Terrier


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Biewer Terrier

Foundation Stock Service

Weight: 4–8 pounds

Height: 7–11 inches

Group

Toy

Heritage

There has always been much speculation about the heritage of the Biewer Terrier. Mr. and Mrs. Biewer had been raising and showing Yorkies for over 20 years, and then on January 20th, 1984 a little blue, white and gold puppy named Schneeflocken von Friedheck was born. This was the start of what is known as the Biewer Terrier Breed. Mr. and Mrs. Biewer spent many years in seclusion, breeding their dogs, until they were able to establish a standard unique to the Biewer Terrier Breed. The dogs were then registered as Biewer Yorkshire Terrier a la Pom Pon with the ACH. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Biewer became ill and was not able to carry on the dream that he and his wife had set out to accomplish for the Biewer Breed. Mrs. Biewer slowly phased out their breeding program in order to better care for her husband. Fortunately, this was not the end of the Biewer Terrier. The Biewer Terrier was introduced into mainstream America in 2003, at which time there were just a handful of breeders. Because the story did not match the dogs coming from Germany, Myrna Torres and Gayle Pruett contacted Mars Veterinary and in 2007 began the process that would prove and establish the Biewer Terrier as a purebred dog. In Nov. of 2007 Gayle Pruett, president of the Biewer Terrier Club of America, Inc. and member Deb Sidle, flew to Germany to meet with Mrs. Biewer, at which time she shared important information about the early development of the breed. The BTCA, Inc. shared what they were doing for the breed and the advancements they were making in proving it to be a purebred. Mrs. Biewer was so excited that, as a gesture of her support, she became a BTCA, Inc. member and continued to help in any way she could, until her passing in 2012. The BTCA, Inc. has since been instrumental in helping the breed receive recognition with the Kennel Union of Southern Africa (KUSA), the Confederação Brasileira de Cinofilia (CBKC) and the Bahamas Kennel Club (BKC). We continue assisting those countries working towards recognition for the Biewer Terrier as we all work together in developing a strong, healthy foundation for our breed.