Biewer Terrier

Temperament: Affectionate, loyal, energetic and brave, high grooming needs

Height: 7-11 inches

Weight: 4-8 lbs

Life Span: 12-15 years

Breed Average Outlier Index: 0.32

Breed Average Genetic Relatedness: 0.02

Breed Average Internal Relatedness: 0.01

Last 10 Recently Added Public Dogs!

No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1 Advance Gift Snow Avalanche M0.370.05-0.15
2 Bellkor Charming Angel M0.39-0.01-0.08
3 Donday Puppy #6 M0.46-0.01-0.11
4 Donday Puppy #5 M0.320.04-0.07
5 Donday Puppy #4 M0.49-0.080.07
6 Donday Puppy #3 M0.470.02-0.20
7 Donday Puppy #2 F0.42-0.01-0.07
8 Donday Puppy #1 F0.370.04-0.16
9 Donday Puppy #3 F0.31-0.010.15
10 Donday Puppy #2 M0.29-0.010.27

Biewers go by many names: such as Biewer Terriers, Biewer yorkshire terriers, or just Biewers. They originated from a yorkshire kennel in Germany in the 1980s. They appeared to be produced between two parents, with a lot of influence from an imported UK stud named Streamglen Richard. It is believed the tri colored patterning evolved from a potential spontaneous mutation, latent mutation, or outbreeding to another breed; Werner and Gertrud Biewer claimed that the latter was not the case. The biewer kennel continued to breed for the type they liked for 5 years before bringing in new genetics. Their dogs were highly sought after. In the 2000s, breeders in America and Germany continued to breed into German yorkshire terriers as was the practice of the Biewer kennel. This practice was ended in 2007. Biewer terriers are currently accepted as a new breed in AKC that may register as a FSS (foundation stock service) and are considered a breed in development.

Breed Standard coming soon!'

The adjusted IR curve for Biewers finds them to be highly inbred, close to that of a litter of full siblings’ breeding, like many breeds, when compared to village dogs.

UC Davis tested Biewers from different backgrounds to see if they were genetically different from one another. While there was variation in the breed, they were found to be one breed. Based on values for all currently tested 104 Biewers, the mean number of alleles found at each locus is 6.39, which is similar to many pure breeds. The number of the alleles (Ne) that contribute the most to overall heterozygosity is 3.35, which is also in line with a number of pure breeds. This indicates a need to redistribute the alleles and the presence of a breedwide bottleneck, likely due to the Founder Effect.

The adjusted IR curve for Biewers finds them to be highly inbred, close to that of a litter of full siblings’ breeding, like many breeds, when compared to village dogs.

16 different STR-associated DLA Class I and 13 DLA Class II haplotypes among the 104 Biewer dogs tested. This is a small range compared to some breeds but greater than others. The comparatively low number of DLA class I and II haplotypes in the Biewer dogs tested is an indication that the breed has evolved from a relatively small founder population, or that many of the original founders have been lost from the population over time.

The follow includes dogs with birthdates listed in the database.

DLA Haplotypes in the Breed

The Dog Leukocyte Antigen or DLA is the region in the canine genome that controls the immune system, among other things. There are three classes or areas, and the VGL Canine Diversity Test genotypes or records the two regions with the most variation. Because it is an area that mutates more rapidly than others, the method VGL uses is ideal for identifying specific combinations of DNA, and not merely showing whether a dog inherited two of the same sets of genetics from its parents or two different ones.

"Haplotype" is a generic name for a set of genes that are bound together and inherited as a set. The DLA Class I and Class II haplotypes are very tightly bound and represent about 2 million base pairs of DNA - a sizeable chunk. These two haplotypes together make an extended haplotype that is nearly always passed from parent to puppies as a pair. We therefore have two tables below showing both the combinations of DLA found in this breed and how often they appear, and also how often they appear individually.

Remember that frequency percentages do not show how many dogs carry them, but rather how many of these haplotypes exist in the breed as a whole. Every dog has two sets of DLA haplotypes, one inherited from dam, and one inherited from sire. These almost never recombine in new generations.

DLA Class I/Class II Combinations :

Class I HaplotypeClass II HaplotypeFrequency in the Breed

DLA Frequencies :

ClassHaplotypeFrequency in the Breed
Class I00.96%
Class I10052.88%
Class I10080.96%
Class I101223.56%
Class I10145.29%
Class I10160.96%
Class I10195.53%
Class I103046.15%
Class I10408.41%
Class I10430.72%
Class I10462.40%
Class I11040.48%
Class I11050.48%
Class I11150.24%
Class I11170.24%
Class I11310.72%
Class II00.96%
Class II200328.12%
Class II20052.40%
Class II20136.25%
Class II20166.25%
Class II202346.39%
Class II20375.29%
Class II20402.88%
Class II20740.24%
Class II20810.48%
Class II20830.48%
Class II20840.24%

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List of Public Dogs

No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1A Living Doll of Gingerbread BiewersF0.210.050.17
2Aamore Mio Chance To DanceM0.400.00-0.13
3Aamore Mio MoniqueF0.360.01-0.02
5Adelina Von El Classius Dio MandyF0.360.01-0.04
6Advance Gift Snow AvalancheM0.370.05-0.15
7Ajax Woof of Mystical Fairy TailsM0.340.03-0.06
8Alfie Jace of Goldmine YorkiesM0.60-0.150.02
9Allegro of American BiewersF0.350.02-0.08
10Alouette of American BiewersF0.280.040.04
11Always Kaycee of Gingerbread BiewersF0.360.020.05
12Amato PlesidoM0.340.11-0.24
13Amore Mio Biewers AceM0.28-0.040.36
14Amore Mio Biewers AdeleF0.22-0.050.40
15Anastasia Princess Of MystiqueF0.280.02-0.22
16Athena Rose of MysticalFairyTailsF0.280.040.00
17Atticus AmoireM0.410.01-0.05
18Au Juliette of Absolutely Biewer TerriersF0.250.020.05
19Au RomeoM0.37-0.020.00
20Autumn Von FritzF0.370.02-0.04
21Beatrice Babe of American BiewersF0.37-0.03-0.06
22Bedazzling's Heavenly Joy of Fairy GlennF0.180.060.01
23Bellkor Charming AngelM0.39-0.01-0.08
24Bellssama's To Grace You With Her Presence- Fairy GlennF0.34-0.010.19
25Benchmark On Y Va My SunshineF0.270.09-0.20
27Bilbo BagginsM0.270.030.09
28Bonitta Beautiful FantasyF0.370.06-0.17
29Brighten's Coming Up RosesF0.180.070.04
30Brighten's You Are My SunshineM0.22-0.020.29
31Bruschetta of Gessner'sM0.220.13-0.12
32By The Bay's Just A Diamond In The RuffF0.360.04-0.16
33By the Bay's On Cloud NineM0.260.09-0.09
34By the Bay's Promises PromisesF0.390.02-0.11
35CA Beachboy Rocky, House of Wagging TailsM0.220.03-0.03
36CA Sunprincess Almond Joy House of Wagging TailsF0.270.06-0.03
37CA Sunprincess Harmony House of Wagging TailF0.230.040.04
38CA Sunprincess Kewpie Dolly, House of Wagging TailsF0.320.00-0.01
39CA Sunprincess MadisonF0.280.020.05
40Ca Sunprincess PatticakeF0.220.05-0.13
41Cersei Of Hidaway Cover BiewersF0.320.010.10
42Charm of Raven's HollowF0.350.08-0.19
43Chester O'Riley of Little Tuff BiewersM0.200.050.02
44Chip Madison of Blessed SummerM0.360.01-0.02
45Chulpan Shanda BeautyF0.240.010.21
46D-Waltzing MatildaF0.250.020.12
47Daewerys Tiffany of Mystical Fairy TailsF0.270.020.00
48Daniel Konti RimM0.300.000.02
49Daniel Konti ShorvilF0.60-0.130.09
50Daniel Konti UliannaF0.240.050.04
51Daniel Konti UndinaF0.46-0.03-0.10
52Daphhne SeleneF0.280.06-0.09
53Darcy Benefit GoldM0.320.04-0.05
54Dasher Noble of Mystical Fairy TailsM0.29-0.020.04
55Delta Dawn of Little Tuff BiewersF0.150.110.16
56Diana Rose of Mystical Fairy TailsF0.290.01-0.02
58Distinguishing Diamonds Dreaming of La Dolce'M0.120.140.19
59Dixieland Delight's Exquisite ArielF0.240.07-0.05
60Donday BaileyF0.58-0.060.02
61Donday BellaF0.52-0.060.04
62Donday CassieF0.270.04-0.06
63Donday ChanceM0.34-0.01-0.04
64Donday ChanelF0.300.030.03
65Donday CharlieF0.53-0.01-0.11
66Donday ClarkM0.300.05-0.04
67Donday CodyM0.270.030.18
68Donday CooperM0.320.030.10
69Donday DakotaM0.290.08-0.13
70Donday DavinM0.400.05-0.13
71Donday DaylanM0.450.03-0.12
72Donday DexterM0.320.13-0.17
73Donday DionM0.370.06-0.13
74Donday EchoF0.340.05-0.08
75Donday EllaF0.41-0.01-0.10
76Donday EllieF0.230.050.07
77Donday EvieF0.310.05-0.03
78Donday KookieF0.21-0.010.14
79Donday LacyF0.310.11-0.21
80Donday MurphyM0.360.040.01
81Donday Puppy #1M0.320.000.14
82Donday Puppy #1F0.370.04-0.16
83Donday Puppy #2M0.29-0.010.27
84Donday Puppy #2F0.42-0.01-0.07
85Donday Puppy #3F0.31-0.010.15
86Donday Puppy #3M0.470.02-0.20
87Donday Puppy #4M0.49-0.080.07
88Donday Puppy #5M0.320.04-0.07
89Donday Puppy #6M0.46-0.01-0.11
90Donday RufusM0.340.09-0.19
91Donday Saba'akaF0.49-0.02-0.07
92Donday TobyM0.420.01-0.03
93Donday ZZ TopperM0.27-0.030.35
94Dondayzz GidgetF0.330.010.06
95Donner HunterM0.210.080.05
96Dream Girl Vom WoogthalF0.61-0.120.15
97Elton John Vom WM0.55-0.130.11
98Everlasting Sunshine Of Sunshine BiewersM0.33-0.050.01
99Fabulous Baker Boy My Insatiable LoveM0.320.03-0.07
100Fairy Glenn's Daire To DreamF0.230.09-0.19
101Fairy Glenn's Dancin Til DawnF0.290.10-0.19
102Fairy Glenn's IanM0.230.030.12
103Fairy Glenn's KaylaF0.56-0.02-0.24
104Fairy Glenn's LaurelF0.350.01-0.10
105Fairy Tail Gretel Von Regal DesireF0.34-0.040.16
106Figaro of Absolutely Beautiful Biewer TerrierM0.36-0.01-0.02
107Galatea from My Beautiful TribeF0.230.06-0.02
108Gee Whizz Of EdgewoodF0.320.05-0.11
109Gloria Dee From The White AngelF0.76-0.200.13
110Glory Bee of American BiewersF0.260.07-0.16
111Graceful's BlackM0.37-0.010.02
112Gracie of Little Tuff BiewersF0.230.080.08
113Gran De Cuerro Hard Rok Irish DzhazzM0.240.040.16
114Great Scott’s PaisleyF0.400.000.00
116Hanna Of Southern Belle BiewersF0.24-0.060.34
117Helen Rainbow Lolita Lady BreezeF0.290.040.04
118Helena S Medovih PoleyF0.270.07-0.05
119Hillary Golden BenefitF0.180.120.01
120I Am Alpha Boy Von Weisse OrchideeM0.360.01-0.11
121Imperiales D'Morffiz Never Miss A Beat NexieF0.150.070.06
122Java Queen Schneekonigin Von Der ElsF0.160.130.03
123Joy To My World Of Showtime BiewersF0.340.00-0.12
124Kamila of Little Tuff BiewersF0.290.08-0.19
125Kassanova SnowboyM0.31-0.030.00
127Kodi of Loving AcresM0.270.04-0.16
128Lamel All About MeF0.410.04-0.22
129Lamel All That GlittersF0.180.090.04
130Lamel All That JazzF0.320.050.00
131Lancelot Snowdeneice Von Den KoboldenM0.320.05-0.04
132Levian Von Regal DesireF0.30-0.020.15
133Liberty of American BiewersF0.170.060.15
134Liliya Gold Black Diamond WinnerM0.220.13-0.05
135Little Tuff Biewer's Foxy LadyF0.340.05-0.12
136Little Tuff Biewer's Hot PantsF0.220.050.29
137Lottie Dee of American BiewersF0.240.040.03
138Marsella AkvitasF0.350.06-0.16
139Maybe of American BiewersF0.170.090.13
140Mighty Moose of BenchmarkF0.260.020.01
142Mirica (Rocky Mountain Biewer Terriers)F0.310.04-0.03
143Morning Glory CunamiF0.30-0.040.12
144MS. Bianca My Love of Glenna' GablesF0.200.090.03
145My Eyes Adore You Of Unforgettable BiewersF0.39-0.060.17
146Mystic Merlin of Gear AcresM0.39-0.030.02
147Mystique HollyF0.36-0.020.07
150Nelson of American BiewersM0.240.050.11
151Nimfeya Von Weisse Orchidee - Fairy GlennF0.360.04-0.09
152Noodle of American BiewersF0.310.010.09
153Only You From My Beautiful TribeM0.51-0.090.15
154Peeless Sccuess Snow AvalanchF0.400.02-0.04
155Penelope of Sweet DevilF0.39-0.01-0.14
156PotiJohn’s Puppy Love Everlasting RoseF0.370.04-0.02
157Princess Ariel of Teddy Bear Faces of FloridaF0.46-0.080.07
158Quite Pleasing to the EyesF0.58-0.110.02
159QVC of American BiewersM0.420.03-0.03
160Rainbow Valley Basilio Mighty KingM0.210.080.10
161Razz of American BiewersF0.42-0.02-0.04
162Riley of Haus Von Living MagickM0.43-0.020.15
163Serenity of American BiewersF0.260.09-0.08
165Shake It Up Billie Jo of American BiewersF0.21-0.030.31
166Shape of a Heart My Insatiable LoveF0.47-0.04-0.03
167Shayley's Glenn From My Beautiful TribeF0.310.03-0.02
168Signature's I Gotta Crush On YouM0.200.13-0.24
169Simauta Dess Xtra Special XavierM0.350.05-0.25
170Sir Cosmo (Rocky Mountain Biewer Terriers)M0.230.040.19
171Slakii Malchik Linus From My Beautiful TribeM0.400.00-0.16
172Snow Kurazh NinelF0.38-0.02-0.05
174Southern Belle of Little Tuff BiewersF0.31-0.030.21
175Strait Layne's Heart of Music CityM0.340.07-0.24
176Sunkissed Biewers AvaF0.160.070.09
177Susy Q of Southern Belle BiewersF0.25-0.030.24
178Thuringia Attraction GloryF0.230.06-0.03
179Truman of American BiewersM0.300.020.16
180Uniqueness of American BiewersF0.400.000.08
181Unitee of American BiewersF0.30-0.050.13
182Upton of American BiewersM0.330.05-0.03
183Usher of American BiewersM0.45-0.040.13
184Utah of American BiewersF0.45-0.06-0.06
185Utara of American BiewersF0.35-0.020.20
187Windsong's Knows It By HeartM0.490.03-0.17
188Windsong's Ravishing In Ruby slippersF0.210.07-0.02
189Windsong's Save The Last DanceF0.310.000.04
190Xenia Wonder of the WorldF0.41-0.060.11
191Zeeva of American BiewersF0.310.000.20
192Zoe (Rocky Mountain Biewer Terriers)F0.170.080.10

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