Biewer Terrier

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Biewer Terrier

The Biewer Terrier (pronounced like “beaver,”) is a toy terrier breed of dog that originated in Hunstruck, Germany. Loyal, elegant, and smart this dog is a great family pet companion in the house.

Created through the manifestation of a recessive piebald gene in two Yorkshire Terriers, Biewer Terrier or also called Biewer Yorkie, or Biewer Yorkshire is a rare purebred dog, they were bred as a companion who loves to be around their owner, they enjoy playing with children and can be part of any size of family, this dog is small in size and fits to live in an apartment and great companion for city dwellers.

Biewer Terrier Dog Breed Pictures

  • White with tan coat color Biewer Terrier
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  • Biewer Terrier playing with ball
  • Two Biewer Terrier

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Terrier Dogs


7 to 11 Inches


4 to 8 Pounds

Life Span

12 to 16 Years

Biewer Terrier Appearance

The Biewer Terrier has a similar look to Yorkshire Terriers except for their coat coloration, Biewer Terriers have long, flowing coats of straight and silky hair, it is shiny and smooth that gives them an elegant look. Their face usually comes in black and tan coat color and their body has piebald colorization that can be white or blueish-white patches over white fur on their chests, legs, and belly.

Biewer Yorkie is considered hypoallergenic great as a pet companion for those people with allergies, they are easy to maintain if you cut their hair short but if you want them to keep their natural long and silky hair it is advisable to brush it every day.

They need regular brushing of hair to avoid hair matting, bathe, and groom them as necessary and use the dog shampoo and conditioner for their fur to make it soft, silky, and smell good. Doing this as early as they age will make them feel comfortable in the process and make it easier for you to groom and bathe your dog.

Trim their nails once or twice a month to prevent injury in your dogs, long nails can also cause arthritis or other health concern in dogs. Short, neatly trimmed nails keep the feet in good condition and prevent our dog’s legs and our legs too from getting scratched when they excitedly jump up to greet us.

Biewer Terrier Size

Biewer Terrier is a small dog weighing around 2-4 kg (4 to 8 pounds), their height ranges from 18-28 cm (7 to 11 inches).  You can expect females to be slightly smaller than males.

Biewer Terrier Personality

Biewer Terrier playing with ball

The Biewer Terrier is a sweet, loyal, and playful dog they don’t have a strong prey drive or digging behaviors like other terrier breeds. They enjoy playing with children and love being beside their owner and cuddling on the couch for a long period of time. Patting their head, belly rubs, and praise goes a long way in establishing a healthy bond with your lovely dog, a simple walk will also make them fit and healthy.

Biewer Yorkie is intelligent but like other dogs they can be stubborn too which makes training them a little more difficult, they can be a bit “yappy” so early training and socialization will make them a more lovable watchdog.

They can’t do better being left alone at home for long hours unlike other breeds of dogs, they might develop separation anxiety if you are going to leave for work and no one can look for them make sure to leave some distraction toys so they won’t get bored and back as much as possible.

Biewer Terrier Health

Biewer Terrier has an average life span of 12 to 16 years, They are generally healthy but like other breeds of dogs, they are also prone to some diseases. Not all of them will get any or all of these diseases but the following are the common diseases they can have.

Diarrhea in DogIt is characterized by the passing of watery or very soft stool that may also be accompanied by vomiting, loss of appetite, weight loss, abdominal pain, lethargy, and other health problems. 
Ear Infections The dog ear canal is more vertical than that of a human, forming an L-shape that tends to hold in a fluid. This makes dogs more prone to ear infections. Ear infections are typically caused by bacteria, yeast, or a combination of both. In puppies, ear mites can also be a source of infection.
Progressive Retinal AtrophyIt is characterized by the bilateral degeneration of the retina, causing progressive vision loss culminating in blindness.
Dog bloat or gastric torsion (GDV)The stomach of a dog is filled with gas that causes of twisting of their stomach. If your dog experiencing this they need an immediate visit to the vet.
Periodontal Disease In DogsIt is an inflammation of some or all of a tooth’s deep supporting structures, it happens when food and bacteria build up along the gums and form plaque that when combined with saliva and minerals will transform into calculus or also known as tartar.

Feeding & Nutrition

The recommended daily amount of high-quality dry food you can give to your Biewer Terrier is 3/4 to 1 cup a day, you can divide it into two meals or give it once a day.

Dog’s diet should be appropriate to their age, size, and activity. The Biewer Terrier can do well in dry dog food formulated for a small-size breed of dogs, or even home-cooked food as long as it suits their needs. Don’t give too many treats because it can make them obese. Water is also a very important part of their diet, make sure to have them easy access to fresh and clean water all the time.

If you have any concerns about your dog’s health especially weight ask your vet for proper advice.

How much is a Biewer Terrier?

The Biewer Terrier puppies cost about $1500to $2000. While the basic cost of owning a dog range from $109 to $370 per month, it includes the food and treats, grooming, routine veterinary care, preventative medications and supplements, and lots more.

Two Biewer Terrier

Nowadays hundreds of thousands of dogs are being abandoned that’s why instead of buying I suggest you adopt! Support those in need give them love and a home to stay in for the rest of their life.

Note:  The expenses of Taking care of a Dogs does not end in buying one after you bought or adopt your Dog you must provide their necessary needs, like Visit Vet ones a year for their health check-up, Complete and follow up Vaccinations, Foods and provide Vitamins as their maintenance and the most important is Time to play and cuddle with them, I think that’s the most affordable one, giving attention to them, proper care and lots of love from you…

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