Biewer Terrier

The Biewer Terrier is a rather rare dog breed that occurred by accident when two piebald Yorkshire Terriers mated. It was developed by a Mrs. and Mr. Biewer in the city of Hunstruck, Germany. The exact date of this breed’s beginning is known which is quite a rare thing and there are not many dog breeds that have a known date of their first appearance. The exact date first Biewer Terriers came to life is January 20th, 1984.

Biewer Terrier Height


7-11 in (18-28 cm)

Biewer Terrier Weight


4-8 lb (1,8-3,6 kg)

Biewer Terrier Origin



Biewer Terrier Life Expectancy

Life Expectancy:

15-16 years

Dog Breed Characteristics

Energy Level
Grooming Needs
Exercise Needs
Kid Friendly
Dog Friendly
General Health

The Biewer Terrier is a uniquely colored, toy Terrier breed. They are very elegant and they have a beautiful long coat that falls evenly on both sides as if someone combed it that way. These dogs should be longer than they are tall even though a square-built (equal length and height) is accepted.

The Biewer Terrier’s eyes can be either almond-shaped or round. Their eyes should be as dark as possible and that is a trait that is heavily valued in the show ring. Their ears are V-shaped, small, and upright. They have a long silky coat that should have a clearly defined coloring.

Biewer Terrier standards


This breed is not accepted by the FCI


  • Miscellaneous Class - Foundation Stock Service
  • height - 7-11 in (18-28 cm) both
  • weight - 4-8 lbs (1,8-3,6 kg)

Biewer Terrier temperament

The Biewer Terrier, like the Yorkie, is a companion breed that was bred to be around its family. It loves being showered with love and demand affection as much as possible. They are quite playful and love to spend time playing with all of its family members. They belong to the Terrier family but they do not possess the typical Terrier behavior. They don’t have a strong prey drive and are not prone to digging.

The Biewer Terrier is not the friendliest breed to strangers and can be a bit snappy. They are small but very proud dogs. These lovely little dogs can be stubborn and training them can be a bit demanding because it is hard to resist them. They are fairly intelligent and will try to enforce behavior they see fit and acceptable.

Training and socialization

Because Biewer Terriers are intelligent and stubborn, training them can be a bit difficult. Make sure you have enough persistence and continuity because they will test your rules and decisions. They react well to a food-based reward system so make sure that you include plenty of treats and food in your training sessions. Use positive training methods and correct the unwanted behavior in a non-aggressive way. Training them in this fashion should produce great results.

Biewer Terriers are distrustful towards strangers and socialization can play a big role in that. If you are looking to get a watchdog with a Biewer Terrier, you should develop their distrust but then having guests at your place might become a problem. If you would like your dog to get along great with people and dogs, make sure you socialize it from an early age. Take your puppy to busy dog parks and expose them to different dogs, sights, sounds, and people. That way your puppy will learn about social rules and can learn to get along with everyone. Socialization makes sure that your puppy develops in a well-rounded and well-behaved dog.


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