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Biewer Terrier Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Biewer Terrier so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginGermany
Other Names
What other names does the Biewer Terrier have? The dog breed also known as...
Biewer à la Pom PonBiewer YorkieBiewer YorkshireGerman Yorkshire Terrier
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred
AKC Group
Is Biewer Terrier recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club as a Miscellaneous breed.
FCI Group
Is Biewer Terrier recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Biewer Terrier breed?
United Kennel Club
Price
How much does the Biewer Terrier puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Biewer Terrier price:
1500-1800
If you choose to purchase the Biewer Terrier, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Biewer Terrier for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Biewer Terrier gets to a happy place.

History

The Biewer Terrier, or in its other names, the Biewer Yorkshire, or the Biewer à la Pom Pon is a purebred terrier breed, which bears significant resemblance to the well-known Yorkshire Terrier.

Interestingly, as opposed to many breeds, the Biewer Terrier’s origin and development process are exactly known. The breed can trace its origins back to the 20th of January, in 1984, back to Hunstruck in Germany. By that point, Werner and Gertrude Biewer were well-renewed Yorkshire Terrier breeders. The couple had a very successful and huge breeding program throughout the 1970s and 1980s in Germany. Then, one day, after crossing two Yorkshire Terrier specimens with recessive piebald genes, the Biewer Terrier was born. The couple only stumbled upon the fact that their Yorkshire Terriers had this piebald recessive gene after the litter was born. For the reason that this recessive piebald gene cannot be found in Yorkshire Terrier specimens, very often.

The first documented puppy was named Schneeflockchen von Friedheck, and he was colored black, white, and tan. Three months later, in April, another black, white, and tan puppy was born, and they named her, Schneeman. It is thought that these two puppies are the two-parent ancestors of the Biewer Terrier. These two puppies were the only ones, who inherited this rare and unique recessive piebald gene. During one of the couple’s vet visits, their veterinarian, named Dr. Bardeleben, suggested that they name this newly created terrier breed “Gertrud Biewer Yorkshire Terrier”, after Mrs. Biewer. According to the documentation, both of the first Biewer Terrier specimens were sold to a famous German singer at the time, named Margot Eskens. She was the one who proposed that the breeders should add “á la Pom Pon” to the breed’s name. The breed had its official introduction to the general public in 1986, under the name, Biewer Yorkshire Terrier a la Pom Pon.

By the turn of the century, the Biewer Terrier’s popularity decreased in its native country, Germany. Furthermore, the number of breeders also declined significantly. Nevertheless, as the breed got exported to the United States of America during the early 2000s, their popularity had been restored. In 2014, the AKC (American Kennel Club) accepted the Biewer Terrier into their Foundation Stock Service program. Later, in 2021 the breed received full recognition by the AKC, who classified them within their Toy Group. Today, the breed is usually kept as a little playful, friendly, and energetic family companion.

General Appearance

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Biewer Terrier size:
Small
Weight
How much does the Biewer Terrier weigh? Biewer Terrier weight:
4.5-9 pounds (2.5-4 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Biewer Terrier? Biewer Terrier average weight:
6.75 pounds (3.25 kg)
Height
How tall is the Biewer Terrier? Biewer Terrier height:
7-11 inches (18-28 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Biewer Terrier average height:
9 inches (23 cm)

Hair & Care

Coat
What type of coat does the Biewer Terrier have? What does this canine coat look like?
LongSoftSilky
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Biewer Terrier's coat?
PiebaldBlack & White & TanChocolate Tan & WhiteBlue Tan & White
Grooming
How to groom the Biewer Terrier and how often?
Easy to groom: The Biewer Terrier doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Biewer Terrier is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill or money to take care of a high maintenance dog. Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Biewer Terrier dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Biewer à la Pom Pon? Biewer Terrier shedding level:
Biewer Terriers shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car covered by dog hair. Biewer Terrier dogs could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.

Characteristics

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Biewer Terrier have? What characteristics does the breed have?
FriendlyPlayfulEnergeticIntelligentStubborn
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Biewer Terrier? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Biewer Terrier's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
Trainability
Are Biewer Terrier dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Biewer Terriers are quite easy to train. Sometimes they can be challenging, but if you're consistent in teaching new commands they will obey for sure.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Biewer Terrier is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Biewer Terrier sensitivity:
Biewer Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally for moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they?
Biewer Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and considered as a great therapy dog for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Biewer à la Pom Pon need? Biewer Terrier social needs:
Biewer Terriers need for social interaction is average. This breed likes being around people or other animals, but they don't mind being left alone for a few hours either.
Barking
Do Biewer Terrier dogs bark a lot? Why does my Biewer à la Pom Pon bark?
Average: The Biewer Terrier barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and same barks could have a different meaning. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Biewer Terrier good as a watchdog?
Biewer Terriers are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Biewer Terriers will alert you if they sense something different.
Territorial
Do Biewer Terrier dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their territory?
Biewer Terriers are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Biewer Terrier bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Biewer à la Pom Pon? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Biewer Terrier? Why do dog bites happen?
Low
The Biewer Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Biewer Terrier do?
Biewer Terriers have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Biewer Terriers need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Biewer Terrier to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Biewer Terrier roam?
Biewer Terriers are not the biggest explorers. They have low wanderlust potential. Low chance for escaping from home with this breed.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Biewer Terrier have high prey drive?
Biewer Terriers don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals. Their prey drive is low.
Apartment Friendly
Is Biewer Terrier good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Biewer Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs. Besides the daily walk outside they don't require a big garden.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Biewer Terriers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner. With proper socialization and quality time with the dog can solve this problem.
Fighting Dog
Where Biewer Terrier dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they friendly with strangers?
Biewer Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Are Biewer Terrier dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Biewer Terrier and children:
Biewer Terriers are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Biewer Terrier dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats?
Biewer Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Biewer Terrier good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Biewer Terrier dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Biewer Terriers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Office Friendly
Are Biewer Terriers good office dogs? Do Biewer Terriers make good office friendly dogs? Can Biewer Terriers be office dogs?
Yes
Biewer Terrier is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Biewer Terrier dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Biewer à la Pom Pon temperament with senior people? Are Biewer Terrier dogs good for elderly owners?
Biewer Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Biewer Terrier dogs get along with other pets? Are Biewer Terrier dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Biewer Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Biewer Terrier breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
Yes
Biewer Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Biewer Terrier be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Biewer Terrier is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Biewer Terrier be a therapy dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Biewer Terrier is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Biewer Terrier be a sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones. Biewer Terrier is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Biewer Terrier be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Biewer Terrier is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Biewer Terrier be a boat dog?
Not really
Biewer Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Biewer Terrier be a drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Biewer Terrier is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Health Factors

Health Issues
Is it a healthy breed? Do Biewer Terrier dogs have health problems?
Biewer Terriers are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Health Problems
What health problems does the Biewer Terrier breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Biewer Terrier breed? Health risks of Biewer Terrier:
GI tract sensitivityBouts of diarrheaFrequent discolored or soft stoolDental Problems
Life Expectancy
How long do Biewer Terrier dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Biewer Terrier be?
12-15 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Biewer Terrier breed hypoallergenic?
Yes
Biewer Terriers do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction. However there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs in the world, there are a variety of breeds that are considered to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
No
Biewer Terriers don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Biewer Terrier have?
Biewer Terriers are high energy dogs. Active lifestyle makes them happy.
Exercise Need
How much exercise does this dog need? How much exercise do Biewer Terrier dogs require per day?
Biewer Terriers have an average exercise need. This breed is satisfied with short walks every weekday and a long one on weekends.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Biewer Terriers don't need too much sleep. They are energetic and desire to live an active life. If you think naps are overrated, this breed can be the best choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Biewer Terrier need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1/4 to 1/2 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Biewer Terrier risk for obesity:
Average. The Biewer Terrier has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Biewer Terrier's weight regularly.
Weather & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?
Low
The Biewer Terrier has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling tendency
Does the Biewer Terrier drool?
The Biewer Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Biewer Terrier could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimal compared to others, just like the Biewer Terrier. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long is the Biewer Terrier pregnant? How long does it take to have this dog puppies? Biewer Terrier pregnancy time period:
60-64 days
Reproductive cycle of the female Biewer Terrier: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the bitch is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the bitch’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
How often can the Biewer Terrier have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Biewer Terrier have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
2-4 puppies

Pros & Cons of Biewer Terrier

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Biewer Terrier's has great intelligence.
  • Health Issues: Biewer Terriers are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Hypoallergenic: Biewer Terriers do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Biewer Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Biewer Terrier doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Biewer Terriers shed none to minimal.
  • Drooling tendency: The Biewer Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
  • Stinkiness: The Biewer Terrier has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Watchdog Ability: Biewer Terriers are good watchdogs.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Biewer Terriers are not the biggest explorers.
  • Child Friendly: Biewer Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Biewer Terrier is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Biewer Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Biewer Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Cat Friendly: Biewer Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.

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