The Biewer Terrier resembles the Yorkshire Terrier in many ways. Just like the latter, the little whirlwind should not be underestimated. With their silky fur, they look extremely elegant. However, their regal appearance should not tempt you to treat these cute four-legged friends like princesses or princes. There is a big portion of dog in their small figure! If you treat them like that, these fur noses are wonderful companions for young and old.
In character, the Biewer Terrier resembles the Yorkshire Terrier. It is a cheerful, smart and temperamental breed. The sweet four-legged dog loves the close bond with his people and also gets along well with children. For this reason he is suitable ideal as a family dog. With his pack at home, the Biewer Terrier is quite cuddly. However, he is suspicious of strangers and likes to bark at them. He sees himself as a watchdog - freely according to the motto "Small, but mighty!".
Don't let his size fool you. This cuddly pelt is full of energy! Biewer Terriers are active and sporty dogs. Daily walks are therefore part of the mandatory program. Only a busy four-legged friend is calm and cuddly at home! In addition, there is the intelligence of this breed. A round through the forest is not enough for the little whirlwind: he also wants to use his little head! Tricks, mind games or sniffing work for the fine nose should also be an integral part of a life with a Biewer Terrier.
The small quadruped owes its graceful appearance to its long, silky coat. This can reach down to the ground under certain circumstances. Its coat falls smoothly on both sides and is separated by a middle parting on the back. The coat of these dogs has no undercoat. The trademark of this breed is its coat colors: Biewer Terriers always have tri-color coats in black, white and golden brown.
The pretty pelt has a compact physique. Her good proportions look petite, yet sturdy. The small head and the v-shaped ears are striking. The tail is carried bent over the back. The small companion grows about 18-22 cm tall and weighs only about 1.8-3.6 kg. So this is a really small breed - ideal to be there all the time.
The right food
The Biewer Terrier does not have any special dietary requirements. Like any dog, the sweet dwarf needs protein-rich food. Ideal is a mixture of meat, vegetables and fruit. Some dogs can tolerate grain, others can't digest it properly. You can only find out by trying it out with your four-legged friend and observing him. The best way to divide the daily amount of food is 2-3 meals on. This relieves the stomach of your furry nose and prevents nausea and even gastritis.
A popular diet for our beloved furry noses is the Barfen. Dogs are fed with fresh, raw ingredients. You can try many things and see what your dog likes best. However, be sure to make sure your sweet little friend is getting all the important nutrients. Treats during training and now and then a tasty chew must not be missing, of course!
Biewer Terrier Care
The beautiful, silky coat of the Biewer Terrier requires some grooming to maintain the appearance typical of this breed. He should be be brushed dailyto loosen knots and prevent matting. In the long coat remains some dirt from the beloved walks. This should be removed after each outing.
Nevertheless, you should not bathe your four-legged friend too often. This would destroy the natural protection of his skin and coat. However, this is important to avoid irritation or even skin diseases. If you do have to wash the dog, it is important to use special dog shampoo.
The coat of this breed grows almost incessantly. Therefore, it should be shortened in regular sections, so that it does not interfere with the pelt running around and retains the look typical of small terriers. Especially the fur around the eyes must be constantly checked and trimmed, to avoid ingrown hairs.
Like any dog, the Biewer Terrier must be accustomed from an early age to the fact that grooming, cutting claws and checking eyes, ears and teeth are part of the routine. The teeth can also be brushed with special dog toothpaste to keep them healthy for a long time. However, very few dogs like this, so you should practice it slowly and gently. Otherwise you expose your darling to unnecessary stress.
The Biewer Terrier is always happy to be there. So his care always includes extensive cuddling with the family. He can be kept both in the country and in the city. As long as the handsome four-legged friend is sufficiently exercised, there is nothing against letting him enjoy his life as a city dog. Of course, he is also happy about a large garden to romp around in the village.
The Basic equipment of every furry nose must not be missing, of course, for the Biewer Terrier. This includes a leash, collar and harness, bowls, sleeping place, toys, claw scissors and a high-quality dog shampoo. The Choosing the right feed is a very difficult, individual task. However, it is advisable to seek the advice of professionals or a veterinarian in the process.
For daily grooming of the coat is used a High quality brush needed. This should not be too sharp. The Biewer Terrier does not have an undercoat, so bristles that are too sharp would quickly penetrate to his skin. This would be very painful for your dog. If you would like to brush the teeth of your little friend, use extra toothpaste for dogs. There are toothbrushes for dogs' mouths, as well as little finger cots that you pull over your finger and then use instead of a toothbrush. Both are available at pet supply stores and, of course, online. Also about Thinking toys the intelligent four-legged friend will be pleased.
Origin & History
The emergence of the Biewer Terrier happened suddenly and completely unexpectedly in 1984 by a random gene mutation in a purebred Yorkshire Terrier litter. In this litter there was a tricolor puppy in black, white and gold. This color scheme is not actually intended for Yorkies. The litter was born at the home of the married couple Werner and Gertrud Biewer, who had a successful Yorkshire Terrier breeding for a long time.
Although the breed standard was missed, the new coat color gained some attention and pleased many people. After some consideration, the couple first named these dogs "Biewer Yorkshire Terriers". It was difficult to breed them because of the recessive gene. Nevertheless, the successful breeding succeeded more and more tri-color puppies, which very soon became popular abroad.
The official recognition was and still is quite a bit of work. The Biewer Terrier is the first dog breed ever, which is due to Genetic testing was quite clearly demarcated as a separate breed. Nevertheless, the pretty four-legged so far neither recognized by the VDH, nor by the FCI. Only the American Kennel Club (AKC) accepts the cute dogs as a separate breed since January 2021. Previously, the breed was in the AKC's "Foundation Stock Service" since April 2014. There, dog breeds are under observation for possible future recognition.