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SEPTEMBER 13, 2021

15 Pawfect Facts About The Biewer Dog Kids Will Love

Here are some Biewer dog facts to know if you want one as a pet.

The Biewer dog, also known as the Biewer Terrier is a type of dog that belongs to the family of Canidae. The Biewer Terrier is a very rare breed. These dogs are native to Yorkshire and they even get their name from this place, Biewer Yorkshire Terrier. This Biewer Terrier breed is primarily found in apartments or homes with or without backyards. They fit well with a wide range of households and adapt well to humans. They love the company of humans and love staying indoors. They are small in structure and adapt well to apartments or homes with or without backyards. They serve as great companion pets for single people as well as senior citizens.

According to AKC, German singer Margot Eskens suggested adding 'a la Pom Pon' to their name when she bought the first Biewer puppies from the breeder couple, Gertrud and Werner Biewer.

Read on to discover more fun facts about this dog! For more relatable content, check out these Miki dog facts and Eskimo dog facts for kids.

Biewer Dog Interesting Facts

What type of animal is a Biewer dog?

The Biewer dog, also known as the Biewer Terrier, is a type of dog that belongs to the family of Canidae.

What class of animal does a Biewer dog belong to?

The Biewer Terrier is a pure-bred dog that belongs to the class of mammals.

How many Biewer dogs are there in the world?

The exact number of Biewer Terrier dogs is not known. Though these pure-bred dogs are a very rare dog breed, they have quickly found a place worldwide but especially in Yorkshire amongst loving Yorkies. Adopted in Yorkshire, the Biewer Terrier has migrated to different parts of the world and is popularly known as the Yorkshire Terrier.

Where does a Biewer dog live?

The Biewer Terrier is a very rare breed. These dogs are native to Yorkshire and they even get their name from this place, Biewer Yorkshire Terrier. This Biewer Terrier breed is primarily found in apartments or homes with or without backyards. They fit well in a wide range of households and adapt well to humans.

What is a Biewer dog's habitat?

You can find Biewer Terrier dogs at shelters and rescues as these are pure and a rare breed. These dogs are energetic and lovable dogs. They love the company of humans and love staying indoors. The breed is small in structure and adapts well to apartments or homes with or without backyards. They can fit well with mostly all range of households, from single households to senior citizens to families. Biewer Terriers serve as great companion pets and generally get along well with children and other pets too. These dogs can be pretty active and have a tendency to be noisy and curious especially with strangers but are an absolute delight to live with. This dog is so friendly that training for a new skill or activity only takes a couple of hours.

Who does the Biewer dog live with?

The Biewer Terrier is a friendly animal. It lives well alongside both kids as well as older people. These dogs even do well in a group of people and other dogs. The Biewer Terrier is a great social dog and they love to be around people who visit their home. They love to visit other homes as well. One of the best things about this dog breed is the way it quickly adapts to the energy of the home and the people around it. In highly energetic homes, it can be very energetic and happy, and in quieter homes, it remains calm. It is one of the best choices for first-time pet owners.

How long does a Biewer dog live?

A Biewer Terrier's average lifespan is between 13-14 years. However, some Biewer Terriers tend to live as long as 10-16 years. In order to live a long, healthy life and avoid any health issues these dogs need regular exercise and a well-balanced diet, and a healthy weight. Dogs that have a healthy weight tend to have a healthy heart which makes them live for longer. A brisk walk of 15 minutes every day and the right type of training will keep the Biewer Terrier healthy, happy, and can elongate its life by three years.

How do they reproduce?

The Biewer Terrier is a rare purebred dog breed created through the occurrence of a recessive piebald gene in two Yorkshire Terriers. Similar to other dog breeds, you may notice a few behavioral changes and some physical changes in a female Biewer Terrier when she is on a heat cycle. The female Biewer Terrier will be more receptive to her male companion advances when on her heat cycle. More than often, the vet advises the Biewer Terrier owner to neuter the female Biewer Terrier after Biewer Terrier puppies are born. This is advised in order to prevent continuous breeding cycles that can adversely affect the female Biewer Terrier's health.

What is their conservation status?

Though listed by the Biewer Terrier Club of America as a safe home dog, the Biewer Terrier conservation status remains unlisted or unknown. However, this is a rare dog breed and also a pure dog breed. If this breed is not protected and its health is not well cared for, it may face extinction. This is why it is always important to conserve the pure breeds of the Biewer Terrier.

Biewer Dog Fun Facts

What does the Biewer dog look like?

The appearance of the Biewer Terrier is a small dog that is very lightweight. It is basically comparable to the small size of their forefather breed, the Yorkshire Terrier. The majority of Biewer Terrier dogs are in the weight range of 4-8 lb (1.8-3.6 kg) and ranges in height between 7-11 in (17.8-28 cm) as fully grown adults. The coats of the Biewer Terrier are similar to all dogs belonging to this group but the coat on their body will have color differences. The Biewer Terrier has a piebald colorization which means it has irregular patches of colors of blue, black, and tan on the body. More than often their coloring includes white or blue or brown patches over white fur on their chests, legs, and undersides, and other parts of their body. The faces of these animals usually have a black and tan color. This small dog typically has a long coat though most owners choose to shorten the coat to reduce the need for daily brushing and repeated grooming. The Biewer Terrier is also considered hypoallergenic primarily because of their appearance which is a small-sized body and soft coat. The grooming process of these dogs is quite simple. Their coat is often mistaken for long hair primarily because of the texture and the length of the coat that can resemble long hair.

These dogs have a thick coat.

How cute are they?

The Biewer Terrier dog is very adorable to look at. It has the sweetest and calmest temperament of all dogs in its family. Biewer Terriers are energetic dogs that love training and exercise. They are filled with so much zeal and energy that they are ready to give it their all during playtime. Biewer Terrier puppies are even cuter and resemble small fur balls.

How do they communicate?

Biewer Terrier dogs ideally communicate with other dogs by barking, squeaking, or sniffing around them. When training Biewer Terrier dogs to live with humans and interact with them, it is essential that we give them clues that they understand and learn to use in time of need. Biewer Terriers usually understand hand signals, gestures, rewards in form of treats or toys, and short cues like 'stay', 'good dog','stand', 'eat' and 'no' which form the basis of their training program. There are several ways in which your Biewer Yorkshire Terrier may try to communicate with you. Understanding their body language and physical actions can help you to create a great relationship with this dog as Biewer Terriers make great companions to play, relax, exercise with, or even talk to.

Most Biewer Yorkshire Terriers communicate with their owners through specific body positions or language and gestures. For example, a curly and waggy tail means happiness in response to an event and shows how much it cares. However, if your Biewer Yorkshire Terrier dog raises its tail up straight, it is a sign that the dog needs to be calmed down. The Biewer Yorkshire Terrier can display aggressive temperament under stressful circumstances especially during the breeding season. It is best to let the Yorkshire Terrier undergo the breeding process alone along with its mate.

How big is a Biewer dog?

The Yorkshire Terrier is 15-17.5 in (38.1-44.4 cm) in length and 7-11 in (17.8-28 cm) tall. Half the size of this dog comes from its hair or coat. These dogs are 15 times smaller than the Great Dane. Its long hair gives the illusion that this dog is twice its size. Yorkshire Terriers puppies too are very small and look like miniature versions of this dog.

How fast can a Biewer dog run?

The Biewer Terrier a la Pom Pon is a very energetic dog and displays excellent athletic capabilities. Their average running speed may be between 6-8 mph (9.7-13 kph). These dogs love to play and run with their owners.

How much does a Biewer dog weigh?

A Biewer a la Pom Pon puppy weighs around 2 lb (0.9 kg). This small dog breed grows pretty quickly and turns into an adult dog in nine months. The a la Pom Pon adult dog weighs 4-8 lb (1.8-3.6 kg). They are three times smaller than Brazilian Terriers and nearly three times smaller than Teddy Roosevelt Terriers.

What are the male and female names of the species?

The male and female names of Biewer Terrier dogs are stud and bitch, respectively.

What would you call a baby Biewer dog?

A Biewer breed puppy or puppies are simply called Terrier puppy or puppies.

What do they eat?

The Biewer breed diet primarily should consist of a low-protein but a well-balanced diet that consists of lamb, fish, chicken, eggs, and many vegetables like carrots, peas, and cucumbers.

Are they slobbery?

If you hate slobber, stains, and slime, a Biewer breed could be one of the best dog breeds you can look for as they are not slobbery dogs.

Would they make a good pet?

Yes, these dogs would make great pets. They can fit well a wide range of households, from single and senior citizens to families and even children. Biewer Terriers love the company of humans and serve as great companion pets and they generally get along well with children and other pets too. These dogs are not aggressive in any way so they are great for a family especially with children. These dogs are very easy to train as well.

Did you know...

In the past, many people simply regarded Biewer breeding lines as nothing more than an inferior breed to the Biewer Yorkie. Even though the Biewer Yorkie looks very similar to Yorkshire Terriers, they have their own characteristics.

They are hypoallergenic and shed little but require daily brushing.

According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), Biewer Terriers are a full-fledged competitor to other toy dogs.

A Biewer puppy may cost $2,500-$4,500.

What is the difference between a Biewer and a Yorkie? 

The Yorkie has only two or three colors, which are a combination of tan, gold, black, or blue. Apart from the fur color, Yorkie breeds have docked tails. On the other hand, Biewer breeds do not have docked tails. While both breeds, the Yorkie and Biewer are born with full-length tails, Yorkshire Terriers often have docked tails that set the standard for these dogs. In terms of popularity, the Biewer is a more popular breed compared to the breed of Yorkies.

Can Biewer Terriers be left alone?

Biewer Terriers can not be left alone at any cost. These dogs require love and attention. They are social creatures just like humans and can feel very lonely when left alone.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly animal facts for everyone to discover! Learn more about some other mammals from our Chion fun facts and Singapura interesting facts pages.

You can even occupy yourself at home by coloring in one of our free printable cute puppy coloring pages.

Second image by Detlef Breiting

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