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: 0.31

Breed Average Genetic Relatedness: 0.00

Breed Average Internal Relatedness: 0.01

Last 10 Recently Added Public Dogs!

No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1 Ruby Loo of American Biewers F0.290.040.01
2 Chevy Race of American Biewers M0.180.040.10
3 Oriana of American Biewers F0.220.000.12
4 Allure Sachs Elite by Nature F0.240.050.10
5 Allure Sachs Dream B.I.G. M0.190.060.06
6 Leona Lewis Selfie Star F0.220.010.16
7 Fortune Radiant Snow Avalanche F0.320.01-0.10
8 House of Biewer Greta F0.190.030.24
9 Sugarbabe's Journey F0.290.01-0.08
10 Crowning Hope Snow Avalanche M0.44-0.070.17

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
1030202346.77%
1012200323.19%
101920166.84%
104020136.84%
101420374.94%
100520032.28%
104020401.90%
104620051.90%
110420811.14%
113120030.95%
100820030.76%
101620400.76%
104320160.57%
110520830.38%
101220230.19%
104020840.19%
111520030.19%
111720740.19%


DLA Frequencies :

ClassHaplotypeFrequency in the Breed
Class I10052.28%
Class I10080.76%
Class I101223.38%
Class I10144.94%
Class I10160.76%
Class I10196.84%
Class I103046.77%
Class I10408.94%
Class I10430.57%
Class I10461.90%
Class I11041.14%
Class I11050.38%
Class I11150.19%
Class I11170.19%
Class I11310.95%
Class II200327.38%
Class II20051.90%
Class II20136.84%
Class II20167.41%
Class II202346.96%
Class II20374.94%
Class II20402.66%
Class II20740.19%
Class II20811.14%
Class II20830.38%
Class II20840.19%


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List of Public Dogs

No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1A Living Doll of Gingerbread BiewersF0.200.020.17
2Aamore Mio Chance To DanceM0.41-0.01-0.12
3Aamore Mio MoniqueF0.360.00-0.01
4AdeleF0.45-0.07-0.10
5Adelina Von El Classius Dio MandyF0.38-0.01-0.04
6Advance Gift Snow AvalancheM0.330.06-0.15
7Ajax Woof of Mystical Fairy TailsM0.37-0.01-0.06
8Alfie Jace of Goldmine YorkiesM0.58-0.160.03
9Allegro of American BiewersF0.36-0.01-0.09
10Allure Sachs Carte BlancheF0.180.040.15
11Allure Sachs Dream B.I.G.M0.190.060.06
12Allure Sachs Elite by NatureF0.240.050.10
13Alouette of American BiewersF0.290.010.04
14Always Kaycee of Gingerbread BiewersF0.34-0.010.06
15Amato PlesidoM0.280.08-0.24
16Amore Mio Biewers AceM0.26-0.030.37
17Amore Mio Biewers AdeleF0.20-0.040.41
18Anastasia Princess Of MystiqueF0.260.02-0.22
19Athena Rose of MysticalFairyTailsF0.300.01-0.01
20Atticus AmoireM0.42-0.03-0.05
21Au Juliette of Absolutely Biewer TerriersF0.270.010.05
22Au RomeoM0.40-0.040.00
23Autumn Von FritzF0.29-0.02-0.04
24Beatrice Babe of American BiewersF0.36-0.03-0.05
25Bedazzling's Heavenly Joy of Fairy GlennF0.170.050.02
26Belamour's AcalyphaF0.240.020.12
27Belamour's AconiteM0.320.000.01
28Belamour's AgapanthusM0.280.03-0.01
29Belamour's AmaryllisM0.260.000.12
30Belamour's AzaleaF0.290.010.04
31Bellkor Charming AngelM0.34-0.01-0.08
32Bellssama's To Grace You With Her Presence- Fairy GlennF0.36-0.040.18
33Benchmark On Y Va My SunshineF0.250.09-0.21
34BennyM0.350.01-0.15
35Bianca of American BiewersF0.38-0.01-0.16
36Bilbo BagginsM0.29-0.010.09
37Bob Hiladel Question Asked and AnsweredM0.180.080.00
38Bonitta Beautiful FantasyF0.370.02-0.17
39Brighten's Coming Up RosesF0.150.070.05
40Brighten's You Are My SunshineM0.21-0.030.30
41Bruschetta of Gessner'sM0.210.09-0.12
42By the Bay Rumour has itM0.30-0.02-0.14
43By the Bay's Honey BoyM0.37-0.01-0.09
44By the Bay's Honey GirlF0.39-0.070.06
45By The Bay's Just A Diamond In The RuffF0.34-0.01-0.16
46By the Bay's On Cloud NineM0.220.06-0.09
47By the Bay's Promises PromisesF0.35-0.03-0.11
48CA Beachboy Rocky, House of Wagging TailsM0.23-0.01-0.03
49CA Sunprincess Almond Joy House of Wagging TailsF0.300.01-0.03
50CA Sunprincess Harmony House of Wagging TailF0.200.000.04
51CA Sunprincess Kewpie Dolly, House of Wagging TailsF0.34-0.03-0.01
52CA Sunprincess MadisonF0.270.000.05
53Ca Sunprincess PatticakeF0.240.03-0.13
54Cersei Of Hidaway Cover BiewersF0.29-0.020.10
55Charm of Raven's HollowF0.370.03-0.19
56Chester O'Riley of Little Tuff BiewersM0.200.060.03
57Chevy Race of American BiewersM0.180.040.10
58Chip Madison of Blessed SummerM0.36-0.02-0.02
59Chulpan Shanda BeautyF0.22-0.010.21
60Crowning Hope Snow AvalancheM0.44-0.070.17
61D-Waltzing MatildaF0.27-0.020.13
62Daewerys Tiffany of Mystical Fairy TailsF0.26-0.010.00
63Daniel Konti RimM0.29-0.030.02
64Daniel Konti ShorvilF0.58-0.130.09
65Daniel Konti UliannaF0.260.020.04
66Daniel Konti UndinaF0.45-0.07-0.10
67Daphhne SeleneF0.290.02-0.09
68Darcy Benefit GoldM0.300.00-0.04
69Dasher Noble of Mystical Fairy TailsM0.32-0.070.04
70Delta Dawn of Little Tuff BiewersF0.130.090.16
71Diana Rose of Mystical Fairy TailsF0.31-0.04-0.02
72Distinguishing Diamonds Dreaming of La Dolce'M0.110.110.19
73Dixieland Delight's Exquisite ArielF0.240.03-0.05
74Donday BaileyF0.58-0.090.02
75Donday BaxterF0.340.04-0.17
76Donday BBM0.320.06-0.24
77Donday BellaF0.55-0.100.04
78Donday CassieF0.250.02-0.05
79Donday ChanceM0.32-0.03-0.04
80Donday ChanelF0.270.000.03
81Donday CharlieF0.51-0.05-0.11
82Donday ClarkM0.320.01-0.03
83Donday CodyM0.23-0.010.18
84Donday CooperM0.330.000.10
85Donday DakotaM0.270.03-0.12
86Donday DarylM0.280.08-0.04
87Donday DavinM0.360.00-0.13
88Donday DaylanM0.42-0.01-0.11
89Donday DexterM0.300.08-0.17
90Donday DionM0.360.01-0.13
91Donday Double DipF0.220.080.00
92Donday EchoF0.340.00-0.07
93Donday EllaF0.41-0.06-0.09
94Donday EllieF0.230.020.08
95Donday EvieF0.310.00-0.01
96Donday HazelF0.36-0.070.12
97Donday JakeM0.47-0.06-0.12
98Donday KaliaF0.34-0.01-0.09
99Donday KikkaF0.38-0.01-0.08
100Donday KookieF0.19-0.030.14
101Donday LacyF0.280.06-0.21
102Donday MistyF0.38-0.030.02
103Donday MurphyM0.360.010.02
104Donday PhoebeF0.320.04-0.18
105Donday PoppyF0.370.00-0.13
106Donday RufusM0.310.04-0.19
107Donday Saba'akaF0.48-0.07-0.07
108Donday SparkyM0.45-0.130.36
109Donday StellaF0.290.05-0.01
110Donday TaghgM0.39-0.010.00
111Donday TobyM0.41-0.03-0.03
112Donday ZZ TopperM0.25-0.070.35
113Dondayzz GidgetF0.37-0.040.07
114Donner HunterM0.220.040.05
115Double Hearts Dashing DamonM0.36-0.040.02
116Dream Girl Vom WoogthalF0.60-0.170.15
117Elegant Texas Rose of Triple TF0.290.06-0.17
118Elton John Vom WM0.55-0.170.12
119Elvis von Weisse OrchideeM0.41-0.030.03
120Everlasting Sunshine Of Sunshine BiewersM0.30-0.070.00
121Fabulous Baker Boy My Insatiable LoveM0.310.01-0.08
122Fairy Glenn's Daire To DreamF0.220.07-0.19
123Fairy Glenn's Dancin Til DawnF0.280.07-0.19
124Fairy Glenn's IanM0.20-0.010.13
125Fairy Glenn's KaylaF0.53-0.06-0.25
126Fairy Glenn's LaurelF0.32-0.02-0.09
127Fairy Tail Gretel Von Regal DesireF0.31-0.070.16
128Famous Star Snow AvalancheF0.360.000.00
129Feva of American BiewersF0.24-0.020.06
130Figaro of Absolutely Beautiful Biewer TerrierM0.37-0.03-0.01
131Fortune Radiant Snow AvalancheF0.320.01-0.10
132Galatea from My Beautiful TribeF0.210.03-0.01
133Gedeona Von Weisse OrchideeF0.240.010.09
134Gee Whizz Of EdgewoodF0.290.02-0.11
135Gem Pearl Snow AvalancheF0.250.01-0.02
136Gloria Dee From The White AngelF0.70-0.220.13
137Glory Bee of American BiewersF0.250.05-0.15
138Graceful's BlackM0.34-0.040.01
139Gracie of Little Tuff BiewersF0.210.070.09
140Gran De Cuerro Hard Rok Irish DzhazzM0.230.010.16
141Great Scott's PaisleyF0.40-0.050.00
142GunnerM0.210.020.03
143Hanna Of Southern Belle BiewersF0.25-0.080.33
144Haus Black Bist BentleyM0.300.03-0.03
145Haus Black Bist FenyaF0.290.04-0.08
146Haus Black Bist Grin RimM0.160.10-0.08
147Haus Black Bist TsaritsaF0.270.020.02
148Hedda Hop of American BiewersF0.49-0.130.09
149Helen Rainbow Lolita Lady BreezeF0.290.010.05
150Helena S Medovih PoleyF0.260.04-0.05
151Hillary Golden BenefitF0.170.080.02
152House of Biewer GretaF0.190.030.24
153Howie of American BiewersM0.41-0.05-0.07
154I Am Alpha Boy Von Weisse OrchideeM0.330.01-0.11
155Imperiales D'Morffiz Never Miss A Beat NexieF0.140.050.06
156InBloom Notorious Affair @ MeadowviewF0.32-0.070.08
157Jackpot Von Weisse OrchideeM0.37-0.020.00
158Java Queen Schneekonigin Von Der ElsF0.140.110.03
159Jazz Man of American BiewersM0.44-0.04-0.06
160Joy To My World Of Showtime BiewersF0.30-0.04-0.13
161JR Biewer's Beat of My HeartF0.230.06-0.03
162Kamila of Little Tuff BiewersF0.250.08-0.17
163Kassanova SnowboyM0.31-0.050.00
164KatarinaF0.38-0.08-0.01
165Kewpie Doll of American BiewersF0.130.110.01
166Kodi of Loving AcresM0.250.03-0.16
167Lamel All About MeF0.370.00-0.23
168Lamel All That GlittersF0.150.060.04
169Lamel All That JazzF0.300.010.00
170Lancelot Snowdeneice Von Den KoboldenM0.350.02-0.05
171Leona Lewis Selfie StarF0.220.010.16
172Levian Von Regal DesireF0.28-0.050.15
173Liberty of American BiewersF0.170.060.16
174Liliya Gold Black Diamond WinnerM0.200.10-0.06
175Little Tuff Biewer's Foxy LadyF0.340.02-0.11
176Little Tuff Biewer's Hot PantsF0.220.020.29
177Lottie Dee of American BiewersF0.260.020.04
178Marsella AkvitasF0.340.05-0.17
179Maybe of American BiewersF0.150.060.13
180Mighty Moose of BenchmarkF0.230.020.01
181MiloM0.45-0.120.03
182Mirica (Rocky Mountain Biewer Terriers)F0.270.01-0.04
183Morning Glory CunamiF0.29-0.060.11
184MS. Bianca My Love of Glenna' GablesF0.200.050.04
185My Eyes Adore You Of Unforgettable BiewersF0.42-0.090.16
186Mystic Merlin of Gear AcresM0.32-0.050.02
187Mystique HollyF0.39-0.060.07
188NaplesM0.34-0.050.04
189NatashaF0.210.000.16
190Nelson of American BiewersM0.240.030.11
191Nimfeya Von Weisse Orchidee - Fairy GlennF0.310.01-0.08
192Noodle of American BiewersF0.30-0.020.09
193October Sky of American BiewersF0.320.01-0.07
194Only You From My Beautiful TribeM0.48-0.090.15
195Oriana of American BiewersF0.220.000.12
196Parker Tee of American BiewersM0.42-0.100.02
197Peeless Sccuess Snow AvalanchF0.390.00-0.04
198Penelope of Sweet DevilF0.38-0.05-0.15
199Popcorn of American BiewersF0.22-0.020.28
200PotiJohn's Puppy Love Everlasting RoseF0.320.00-0.03
201Princess Ariel of Teddy Bear Faces of FloridaF0.44-0.100.06
202Proper Jewel Snow AvalancheM0.44-0.020.05
203Quite Pleasing to the EyesF0.60-0.160.01
204QVC of American BiewersM0.41-0.01-0.03
205Rainbow Valley Basilio Mighty KingM0.210.040.10
206Razz of American BiewersF0.38-0.05-0.04
207Ricky Doo of American BiewersF0.34-0.040.03
208Riley of Haus Von Living MagickM0.34-0.050.16
209Ruby Loo of American BiewersF0.290.040.01
210Sabrina of American BiewersF0.230.08-0.15
211Semper Fi of American BiewersM0.26-0.030.23
212Serenity of American BiewersF0.240.06-0.08
213SergeiM0.240.02-0.01
214Shake It Up Billie Jo of American BiewersF0.18-0.010.31
215Shape of a Heart My Insatiable LoveF0.45-0.07-0.03
216Shatiba Velori BimboM0.170.030.25
217Shayley's Glenn From My Beautiful TribeF0.300.00-0.02
218Shiroon of American BiewersF0.40-0.060.01
219Show Kurazh YunaF0.22-0.040.35
220Signature's I Gotta Crush On YouM0.160.09-0.24
221Simauta Dess Xtra Special XavierM0.320.02-0.25
222Sir Cosmo (Rocky Mountain Biewer Terriers)M0.200.020.20
223Slakii Malchik Linus From My Beautiful TribeM0.38-0.02-0.16
224Snow Kurazh NinelF0.35-0.03-0.05
225SoprannoM0.29-0.050.18
226Southern Belle of Little Tuff BiewersF0.31-0.030.22
227Strait Layne's Heart of Music CityM0.320.03-0.25
228Sugar & Spice Heart & SoulF0.280.020.04
229Sugarbabe's JourneyF0.290.01-0.08
230Sunkissed Biewers AvaF0.160.030.09
231Susy Q of Southern Belle BiewersF0.26-0.050.24
232Thuringia Attraction GloryF0.230.02-0.04
233Truman of American BiewersM0.26-0.020.17
234Uniqueness of American BiewersF0.34-0.030.09
235Unitee of American BiewersF0.27-0.040.13
236Upton of American BiewersM0.290.03-0.02
237Usher of American BiewersM0.46-0.070.14
238Utah of American BiewersF0.46-0.06-0.05
239Utara of American BiewersF0.30-0.050.21
240Vanity of American BiewersF0.37-0.040.03
241WillowF0.160.070.08
242Windsong's Knows It By HeartM0.47-0.01-0.17
243Windsong's Ravishing In Ruby slippersF0.210.07-0.02
244Windsong's Save The Last DanceF0.270.010.04
245Xenia Wonder of the WorldF0.38-0.080.10
246Zeeva of American BiewersF0.28-0.060.20
247Zoe (Rocky Mountain Biewer Terriers)F0.170.060.10

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