Biewer (Pronounced "Beaver") Terrier  

Biewer Terrier Breed Standard

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ORIGIN: Germany

GENERAL APPEARANCE: That a long-haired toy terrier whose hair hangs evenly and straight down each side of the body, and from the base of the skull to the end of the tail.  The animal should be very compact and neat.  The tail should be carried up.  The outlines should give the impression of a powerful and well proportioned body.

HEAD AND SKULL:  The head should be rather small and flat, not too propionate round in the skull, nor the muzzle too long with an absolute black nose.  The hair on the head is long with colors: white-blue-gold, symmetrically colored.

EYES:  Medium size, dark and sparkling with a sharp intelligent expression and placed in a way that they look straight.  They shall not be too prominent and the eye rims should be of a dark color.

EARS:  Small V shaped ears, that are carried erect, and set not too far apart, covered with a short hair.

TEETH:  The teeth should be all the same.  Either a scissor bite or a level bite is acceptable.  Premolar faults are tolerated.

FORELEGS:  The legs should be totally straight, well covered with hair.

HIND LEGS:  Legs rather straight, well muscled, and well covered with hair.

BODY:  Very compact with well formed hips, and a level back line.

TAIL:  A complete tail, with lots of hair, carried slightly higher than the level of the back.

COAT:  The hair on the body has a length down the sides of the dog, or long enough to reach the ground, and is absolutely straight (not wooly), shiny like silk and of fine silky texture, without an undercoat.

WEIGHT & HEIGHT:  Up to 22cm in Height and a weight of about 3.1 kg (7lbs)

COLOR:  Coloring of the coat of the trunk, and the head piece are as follows:  Rather white or blue-white broken or closely blue absolute, or black, without brown coloring.  Hair on the breast, pure white on the belly, and the legs.  The head with white-blue-gold, symmetrical colored.

FAULTS:   Any and all difference within this breed standard. Light coloured eyes or eye rims. Light coloured nostrils. Any ear that is not erect. An over or undershot bite. Wavy or curly hair.