My name is Shari Mason, I am a second-generation dog breeder and fancier. My parents raised Pekes and Boston’s. It was only natural that I would have a passion and love for all breeds of dogs. We began our careers in dogs over five decades ago with a toy poodle, after that my husband & I, started showing Afghans, Whippets & Greyhounds under the ‘Blu-Kale’ prefix. Many years later our youngest daughter retired from showing professionally and we took some of her top winning and top producing Italian Greyhounds on co-ownership, just to keep her ‘JUSTA’ kennel name going.
About Justa Biewer Terrier
What Makes Us Different?
At JUSTA, Biewer Terriers are birthed, tested, and cared for perfectly. Having five decades of experience in dog breeding, showing and judging, we have learned a lot about dog care, but it’s still not enough. Every puppy has a distinct personality. This is why we continue to learn about the different habits and attitudes of each one, and care for them according to their needs. As a result, they are raised with the qualities that make them your perfect companion.
This wonderful breed can trace its origins back to the early 1980s when a German couple, Werner and Gertrude Biewer, began developing the Biewer Terrier breed. The Biewer’s continued their work and eventually developed a new type of dog that consistently produced the Biewer Terrier as we know it today. This new breed was later named after Werner and Gerturde, aka the Biewer Terrier. As they began showing and selling their new breed, it increased in popularity across the world as a new breed of dog.
The Biewer Terrier was first introduced to the United States in the early 2000’s and quickly gained popularity. The breed accepted into the American Kennel Clubs (AKC) Foundation Stock Service (FSS) in 2014, the Miscellaneous Class in July 2019 and was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2021 and is now recognized by most major kennel clubs around the world.
A Biewer Terrier’s Appearance
- The Biewer Terrier is a uniquely colored toy breed of dog that typically weighs between 4 to 8 pounds and is slightly longer than their overall height which should be 7 to 11 inches at the withers.
- They have a long, silky coat. Their head color is blue/black, gold/tan, and white in good symmetry. The body color is blue/black and white with NO tan on the back, belly, chest, legs, or feet. The chest, stomach, legs, and the tip of the tail are white. White should come up the neck to cover the chin. Legs are white from the elbows and the stifles to the feet.
- The coat is typically parted down the middle of the back and hangs evenly on either side of the body. They wear a “ponytail” on top of the head, hanging loose.
- The Biewer Terrier has a slightly rounded skull, moderate stop and a muzzle that is one-third the length of the head.
- They have medium sized eyes that may be round or almond shaped with a crisp clear countenance (expression). The eyes are as dark as possible.
- The ears of a Biewer Terrier are small, upright, V shaped, moderately wide set and covered with hair except the tips being shaved.
- They have a neck that is moderate in length and free of throatiness.
- Their back is level and strong with a high set tail, which is carried well arched over the body in a graceful sickle curve and is covered with a long luxurious plume with a white tip on the end.
- For a full account of the American Kennel Club breed standard for the Biewer Terrier, go to pdf (demowebdesigns.co)
The Temperament of a Biewer Terrier
- The Biewer Terrier is a playful and energetic breed. They are very loving, affectionate, and devoted toward their family and make great companion animals.
- They are also very intelligent and easy to train.
- Biewer Terriers can be willful and stubborn at times.
- They also have a strong hunting instinct and may chase small animals.
- Biewer Terriers require consistent training and socialization from an early age in order to prevent behavioral problems from developing.
What Should I Know about Biewer Terrier’s Health?
The Biewer Terrier is a relatively healthy breed of dog with an average lifespan of 12-15 years. However, like all dogs, they are susceptible to certain health
conditions. The Biewer Terrier Club of America (BTCA), parent club recommend the following health testing:
- Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist prior to the onset of breeding, recommend evaluations at 1, 3, and 6 Years of Age.
- rogressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) DNA Test DNA based prcd‐PRA test from an approved laboratory.
- Primary Lens Luxation DNA based PLL results from an approved laboratory.
- Legg‐Calve‐Perthes (Optional) OFA Evaluation.
- Serum Bile Acid Test (Optional) SBA test results from an approved laboratory.
- Degenerative Myelopathy (Optional) DNA based DM test results from an approved laboratory.
- Hyperuricosuria (Optional) DNA based HU test from an approved laboratory.
- Patellar Luxation (Optional) OFA Evaluation.
Follow this link for the BTCA complete health statement Microsoft Word ‐ Biewer Terrier 32020 (akc.org)
Biewer Terrier’s Care
The Biewer Terrier requires daily brushing to maintain a long coat for show.
For a family pet their hair may be clipped short for ease of care. Biewer Terriers must have regular hair care, or they will become matted and tangled.
How Active are Biewer Terriers?
Biewer Terriers are relatively active dogs and require a moderate amount of exercise. A daily walk or play session should be sufficient to meet their exercise needs. Biewer Terriers can live in either an apartment or a house but do best in a home with a yard where they can run and play.
How Easy is it to Train Them?
Biewer Terriers are known for being relatively easy to train. They are intelligent dogs that respond well to positive reinforcement techniques such as rewards and praise.