Biewer Terrier Breed Information and Facts

Considering getting a Biewer Terrier? Makes sure you know the characteristics of the breed. We've put together the following Biewer Terrier breed information and facts to create a profile of this dog so you have the critical information necessary to make a decision.

Biewer Terrier

The Biewer Terrier has life expectancy of 12 to 15 years.


The Biewer Terrier was developed in the 1980s by a German couple named Werner and Gertrude Biewer. The Biewers had a Yorkshire Terrier with an unusual amount of white patterning in the coat. The couple wondered if the dog’s coat meant the Yorkshire Terrier breed had a recessive piebald gene. Over the next five years, the Biewers selectively bred Yorkshire Terriers for the gene and eventually created a unique breed with a blue, white and gold coat.


The Biewer Terrier weighs 4 to 8 pounds and measures up to 8.5 inches.

Grooming Needs

The Biewer Terrier has a characteristic blue, white and gold coat that is naturally long and parts down the middle of the back. The Biewer Terrier sheds very lightly, but has a rather high maintenance coat. The Biewer Terrier’s coat requires frequent bathing and daily brushing. The coat can be kept long or it can be regularly trimmed into a puppy cut.


The Biewer Terrier is loving and charming.


The Biewer Terrier craves human attention and needs lots of it to be happy. The Biewer Terrier is highly people oriented and is a great friend to older children and other dogs. This breed is cheerful and fun loving. While not hyper, Biewer Terrier is always up for an adventure and enjoys playtime.

The Biewer Terrier is a tiny, but determined protector. The Biewer Terrier is quite loyal to their family and, as such, wants to watch out for them. They have the bold, confident demeanor of a much larger dog and will do their best to defend their family and home if necessary. Biewer Terriers are initially wary of strangers, but become fast friends once they know they are not a threat.

Training Needs

The Biewer Terrier may exhibit the occasional stubborn streak typical of most terrier breeds, but is overall quite easy to train. The Biewer Terrier is intelligent and responds especially well to positive reinforcement in the form of praise and treats.

Activity Level

The Biewer Terrier is a great dog for apartment or city living. A good play session, either inside or outside, will take care of the most of the Biewer Terrier’s exercise needs. They will also enjoy a brisk, daily walk.  

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