Biewer Terrier

Breed Summary

The Biewer Terrier has a long, single coat that hangs smoothly from the body. Their coat should all be one length and silky to the touch. Their hair is parted down the middle of his back. Their overall appearance is that of a squarely built dog, however, he should be slightly longer in the body than in overall height. Their tail is set high and carried over his back. They should have a long, silky fu Manchu or beard that needs to be free of excessive staining. The Biewer Terrier is a tri-colored little dog.

Country of Origin: Germany

AKC Breed Popularity:

AKC Classification: Miscellaneous Class

UKC Classification: Companion dog

Exercise Requirements: <20 minutes/day

Height: Female: 7-11 inches.; Male: 7-11 inches

Weight: Female: 4-8 lbs.; Male: 4-8 lbs.

Physical traits: Square, Small, Well-balanced

Coat: Length: Long

Characteristics: Silky

Colors: Black, tan & white, blue, tan & white, and chocolate, tan & white.

Overall Grooming Needs: High

Personality traits/Temperament: Intelligent, Devoted, Amusing

Energy Level: Very energetic

Tendency to Drool: Low

Tendency to Snore: Low

Tendency to Bark: High

Tendency to Dig: Low

Social/Attention Needs: Moderate


Biewer Terriers are overall healthy dogs. Their live expectancy is 16 years. Sensitive GI systems are common in the Biewer Terrier, so they may have an occasional soft or discolored stool. Although not life-threatening, if your dog has persistent problems with diarrhea or discolored stools, you should take him/her to the vet immediately. Some dogs can develop itchy skin conditions where baths with a high-quality dog shampoo and conditioner is recommended. Flea control is also essential


The Biewer Terrier may have a sensitive GI system and should be fed a low-protein, well-balanced diet. Kibble is recommended as canned food increases plaque build-up. If you notice your dog chewing on his feet and scratching a lot, change his food to a lamb or fish base. Adding a high-quality dog multivitamin is highly recommended. For the most part, you can free feed your Biewer, but if you notice weight gain, pick up that food and feed them 2 to 3 times per day. Clean, fresh water should be available at all times.


The Biewer’s dedication and loyalty make them the perfect family pet. Having a fun-loving, childlike attitude makes them a great companion for people of all ages and able to make friends with animals of any origin. Being extremely intelligent, they are easy to train, although potty training may take a little longer.


The Biewer Terrier is a rather mellow, easy-going dog. Their playful attitudes provide them with a natural means of self-exercising, along with the time spent playing with their human families. Indoor activities could include hide-and-seek, chasing a ball rolled along the floor, or teaching them new tricks. Biewers are also excellent on walks, quite agile, and love to go on outings. Use paw balm daily to protect their feet. If you live in an apartment, even short walks in the hallways can give your dog some exercise, especially during inclement weather.

Fun Fact

Biewers were originally bred from Yorkshire terriers by a German couple, Mr. and Mrs. Biewer.


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