Biewer Terrier

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Quick Facts
  • Weight: 4 – 7 pounds
  • Height: 8.5 inches

The Look of a Biewer Terrier

Biewer Terriers have balanced, toy-sized frames covered in long, straight hair that usually comes in striped patterns of black & white, brown & white and blue & white. They carry themselves in an erect and confident manner. A typical Biewer Terrier has a flat head (with lots of hair), a medium-sized muzzle, expressive eyes, and a pair of erect, V-shaped ears. If left natural, the Biewer Terrier’s tail is carried low or slightly above horizontal.


  • Cuddly
  • High-energy
  • Fearless
  • Stubborn
  • Affectionate

Ideal Human Companion

  • Retirees
  • Apartment dwellers
  • Families with older children
  • High-energy people

What They Are Like to Live With

Biewer Terriers are not your typical lapdog. Courageous and stout-hearted, the Biewer Terrier has a feistiness that’s lovable and slightly contagious. Easily trained and highly intelligent, this breed is also known for its independence. Biewer Terriers are people-oriented dogs, craving activity, involvement and attention.

Like other small breeds, Biewer Terriers are not aware of their size. They assert themselves around the house with an endearing self-confidence, and they get along well with other dogs. Intensely protective, the Biewer Terrier makes a perfect pint-sized watchdog.

Things You Should Know

The Biewer Terrier can live as long as long as 15 years. Because of its size, it can develop some health problems including hip and joint issues, poor digestion and tooth decay. Dry, solid food will help keep its teeth strong and healthy. Be careful when holding or carrying the Biewer Terrier, as it can be fragile.

Biewer Terries should be groomed regularly, including daily combing and brushing. The hair on their heads can grow long, so it’s sometimes necessary to tie it in a band or hold it in a clip to make seeing and eating easier.

Biewer Terrier History

The Biewer Terrier originated in 1984 when a puppy with unique, white markings appeared in a litter of Yorkshire Terriers owned by German breeders Gertrude and Werner Biewer. The Biewers adored this puppy and immediately began selective breeding to produce more.

4 thoughts on “Biewer Terrier”

  1. I would like a dog this is so cute I want to get one for me and my family and so my last dog corona took it I promise I will take care of him or her if yall can respond and tell me the size of there neck so I know what size collar to get please and thank you

  2. Chris and Averill Davis

    I had a silver light gray Yorkie. He had a little light brown on all four legs, no cut on the tail. I had him 14 years old and lost him a couple weeks ago. I miss my baby so much! Do you have anything at this point? I live in Harrison, ME. Phone is 2075834251.

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