The Biewer Terrier (pronounced like "beaver") is a new breed, related to the Yorkshire Terrier, that is growing in popularity. They are loyal, smart, and love to have fun. While they are right at home on the couch or a lap, these tiny dogs are not couch potatoes and enjoy long walks and playing with their families. They have been known to do well in agility, too. They are intelligent and eager to please, and their teddy bear faces are almost supernaturally cute. They also retain a certain playfulness that lasts long past puppyhood. They can, however, be more vocal (barking) than one might expect, and potty training can take longer than with other breeds. The Biewer was admitted to the AKC in the toy group, in 2014.
A toy breed, the Biewer Terrier stands only 7-11 inches tall, and can weigh as little as 4 lbs! They have a lifespan of approximately 16 years. While overall healthy, they often have sensitive GI tracts requiring dietary modifications, and as with many Toy Breeds, may have patella issues. Their tri-colored hair is long, and requires regular brushing and grooming as well s high quality product to keep their hair silky. Brushing 2-3 Times a week is recommended.
Breed Notes: Intelligent, Devoted, Amusing
Famous Biewer Terriers: as a new breed, the Biewer's best days are ahead of it. Currently, the most famous dog or dog owners are Gertrude & Werner Biewer, who founded the breed.
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