Biewer Terrier

Posted in Toy Group

A Breed Standard is the guideline which describes the ideal characteristics, temperament and appearance of a breed and ensures that the breed is fit for function with soundness essential.  Breeders and judges should at all times be mindful of features which could be detrimental in any way to the health, welfare or soundness of this breed.

GENERAL APPEARANCE
That of an elegant longhaired toy terrier with the hair parting down the middle and hanging straight and evenly on both sides of the dog. Although the outline of the dog gives the appearance of a square, the body length can be slightly longer than the over-all height. The tail is curved over the body and covered with a long flowing plume.

CHARACTERISTICS
Uncomplicated toy terrier with a light-hearted attitude and a happy temperament. Stable and sociable with humans and with other dogs; it adapts perfectly to all ways of life and makes a loyal companion.

HEAD AND SKULL
Rather small and flat, with a moderate stop. Not too prominent or round in skull. Muzzle not too long in proportion to the skull. Nose black.

EYES
Medium, dark and placed to look directly forward. Not prominent. Edge of eyelids black. Eyes must be black/dark brown.

EARS
Medium, V-shaped, upright, moderately wide set and covered with hair. Tips should be shaved.

MOUTH
Level or scissor bite. Teeth well placed with even jaws. Lips black.

BODY
Fine to medium boned with a good level top line. Height at the shoulders is the same as the height at the rump. Length of the body can be slightly longer than the height of the dog. The chest comes down to the elbows with a good width. The rib cage is moderately sprung with the underline being slightly tucked up and a short but strong loin.

NECK

Of good length, not squat, sloping to a well-formed shoulder with slanting shoulder blades.

FOREQUATERS
Well laid shoulders, legs absolutely straight and covered with hair.

HINDQUATERS
Straight when viewed from behind and stifles are slightly bent when viewed from the side.

FEET
Round. Nails black or white.

TAIL
The tail is curved over the body and covered with a long flowing plume.

GAIT

The Biewer Terrier moves with confidence and pride. Movement should be graceful, smooth and straightforward, without being stilted or hackneyed. When viewed from the side, the top line remains level, he gives an impression of rapid movement, size considered. Hind legs should track in a line with the front legs, going neither inside nor outside. Tail must be up when in movement.

COAT
Long and flowing with a soft silky texture. Perfectly straight without an undercoat, not woolly or wavy. Adult length of coat: three quarters to floor-length.

COLOUR
Tricolour white, blue/black and gold.
Head: White-blue/black -gold or white-black-gold. Coloured symmetrically. Any combination of the following two colours in good symmetry is acceptable: Blue/black and white or blue/black and gold.
Body: Black/blue, and white with no gold. Amounts of each colour are of personal preference with no dominating patterns. Throat, belly and chest completely white.

Legs, White from the elbows and stifles to the feet.

Tail: White tail tip.

SIZE
Up to 5kg.

FAULTS
Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect on health and welfare of the dog.

NOTE
Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.