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: 0.33

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 Anastasia Princess Of Mystique F0.300.03-0.22
2 Benchmark On Y Va My Sunshine F0.270.09-0.20
3 Windsong's Ravishing In Ruby slippers F0.220.07-0.02
4 Windsong's Save The Last Dance F0.320.000.04
5 By the Bay's Promises Promises F0.410.02-0.11
6 By the Bay's On Cloud Nine M0.260.09-0.09
7 Princess Ariel of Teddy Bear Faces of Florida F0.46-0.080.07
8 Liberty of American Biewers F0.170.070.15
9 Lottie Dee of American Biewers F0.240.050.03
10 Allegro of American Biewers F0.350.02-0.08

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 I10053.14%
Class I10081.05%
Class I101222.25%
Class I10144.97%
Class I10161.05%
Class I10195.50%
Class I103047.38%
Class I10408.90%
Class I10430.79%
Class I10462.62%
Class I11040.52%
Class I11050.52%
Class I11150.26%
Class I11170.26%
Class I11310.79%
Class II200327.23%
Class II20052.62%
Class II20136.54%
Class II20166.28%
Class II202347.64%
Class II20374.97%
Class II20403.14%
Class II20740.26%
Class II20810.52%
Class II20830.52%
Class II20840.26%

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List of Public Dogs

No.NameGenderOutlier IndexAverage Genetic RelatednessInternal Relatedness
1A Living Doll of Gingerbread BiewersF0.230.050.17
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
6Ajax Woof of Mystical Fairy TailsM0.340.04-0.06
7Alfie Jace of Goldmine YorkiesM0.60-0.150.02
8Allegro of American BiewersF0.350.02-0.08
9Alouette of American BiewersF0.280.040.04
10Always Kaycee of Gingerbread BiewersF0.360.020.05
11Amato PlesidoM0.360.10-0.24
12Amore Mio Biewers AceM0.28-0.040.36
13Amore Mio Biewers AdeleF0.22-0.050.40
14Anastasia Princess Of MystiqueF0.300.03-0.22
15Athena Rose of MysticalFairyTailsF0.280.050.00
16Atticus AmoireM0.410.02-0.05
17Au Juliette of Absolutely Biewer TerriersF0.250.030.05
18Au RomeoM0.37-0.010.00
19Autumn Von FritzF0.370.03-0.04
20Beatrice Babe of American BiewersF0.37-0.03-0.06
21Bedazzling's Heavenly Joy of Fairy GlennF0.180.060.01
22Bellssama's To Grace You With Her Presence- Fairy GlennF0.37-0.020.19
23Benchmark On Y Va My SunshineF0.270.09-0.20
25Bilbo BagginsM0.270.040.09
26Bonitta Beautiful FantasyF0.370.06-0.17
27Brighten's Coming Up RosesF0.180.070.04
28Brighten's You Are My SunshineM0.22-0.020.29
29Bruschetta of Gessner'sM0.220.14-0.12
30By The Bay's Just A Diamond In The RuffF0.380.03-0.16
31By the Bay's On Cloud NineM0.260.09-0.09
32By the Bay's Promises PromisesF0.410.02-0.11
33CA Beachboy Rocky, House of Wagging TailsM0.240.04-0.03
34CA Sunprincess Almond Joy House of Wagging TailsF0.270.07-0.03
35CA Sunprincess Harmony House of Wagging TailF0.230.050.04
36CA Sunprincess Kewpie Dolly, House of Wagging TailsF0.320.00-0.01
37CA Sunprincess MadisonF0.280.030.05
38Ca Sunprincess PatticakeF0.220.05-0.13
39Cersei Of Hidaway Cover BiewersF0.340.010.10
40Charm of Raven's HollowF0.350.08-0.19
41Chester O'Riley of Little Tuff BiewersM0.200.050.02
42Chip Madison of Blessed SummerM0.370.01-0.02
43Chulpan Shanda BeautyF0.240.020.21
44D-Waltzing MatildaF0.260.020.12
45Daewerys Tiffany of Mystical Fairy TailsF0.270.030.00
46Daniel Konti RimM0.300.010.02
47Daniel Konti ShorvilF0.60-0.130.09
48Daniel Konti UliannaF0.240.060.04
49Daniel Konti UndinaF0.46-0.03-0.10
50Daphhne SeleneF0.280.07-0.09
51Darcy Benefit GoldM0.320.04-0.05
52Dasher Noble of Mystical Fairy TailsM0.31-0.010.04
53Delta Dawn of Little Tuff BiewersF0.150.110.16
54Diana Rose of Mystical Fairy TailsF0.300.02-0.02
56Distinguishing Diamonds Dreaming of La Dolce'M0.120.150.19
57Dixieland Delight's Exquisite ArielF0.240.08-0.05
58Donday BaileyF0.59-0.080.02
59Donday BellaF0.56-0.080.04
60Donday CassieF0.270.04-0.06
61Donday ChanceM0.35-0.01-0.04
62Donday ChanelF0.310.020.03
63Donday CharlieF0.57-0.03-0.11
64Donday ClarkM0.300.04-0.04
65Donday CodyM0.270.020.18
66Donday CooperM0.340.010.10
67Donday DakotaM0.300.08-0.13
68Donday DavinM0.410.05-0.13
69Donday DaylanM0.450.02-0.12
70Donday DexterM0.340.12-0.17
71Donday DionM0.400.05-0.13
72Donday EchoF0.340.06-0.08
73Donday EllaF0.41-0.01-0.10
74Donday EllieF0.230.050.07
75Donday EvieF0.310.05-0.03
76Donday KookieF0.21-0.020.14
77Donday LacyF0.320.10-0.21
78Donday MurphyM0.380.020.01
79Donday RufusM0.350.09-0.19
80Donday Saba'akaF0.49-0.02-0.07
81Donday TobyM0.43-0.01-0.03
82Donday ZZ TopperM0.27-0.020.35
83Dondayzz GidgetF0.330.010.06
84Donner HunterM0.210.090.05
85Dream Girl Vom WoogthalF0.61-0.120.15
86Elton John Vom WM0.55-0.130.11
87Everlasting Sunshine Of Sunshine BiewersM0.35-0.040.01
88Fabulous Baker Boy My Insatiable LoveM0.340.04-0.07
89Fairy Glenn's Daire To DreamF0.230.10-0.19
90Fairy Glenn's Dancin Til DawnF0.290.11-0.19
91Fairy Glenn's IanM0.240.030.12
92Fairy Glenn's KaylaF0.59-0.02-0.24
93Fairy Glenn's LaurelF0.350.02-0.10
94Fairy Tail Gretel Von Regal DesireF0.34-0.040.16
95Figaro of Absolutely Beautiful Biewer TerrierM0.360.00-0.02
96Galatea from My Beautiful TribeF0.230.07-0.02
97Gee Whizz Of EdgewoodF0.320.05-0.11
98Gloria Dee From The White AngelF0.77-0.200.13
99Glory Bee of American BiewersF0.280.08-0.16
100Graceful's BlackM0.370.000.02
101Gracie of Little Tuff BiewersF0.230.080.08
102Gran De Cuerro Hard Rok Irish DzhazzM0.250.040.16
103Great Scott’s PaisleyF0.400.000.00
105Hanna Of Southern Belle BiewersF0.24-0.060.34
106Helen Rainbow Lolita Lady BreezeF0.310.040.04
107Helena S Medovih PoleyF0.290.06-0.05
108Hillary Golden BenefitF0.180.120.01
109I Am Alpha Boy Von Weisse OrchideeM0.380.00-0.11
110Imperiales D'Morffiz Never Miss A Beat NexieF0.150.080.06
111Java Queen Schneekonigin Von Der ElsF0.160.130.03
112Joy To My World Of Showtime BiewersF0.360.01-0.12
113Kamila of Little Tuff BiewersF0.290.08-0.19
114Kassanova SnowboyM0.31-0.030.00
116Kodi of Loving AcresM0.270.05-0.16
117Lamel All About MeF0.420.04-0.22
118Lamel All That GlittersF0.180.100.04
119Lamel All That JazzF0.320.050.00
120Lancelot Snowdeneice Von Den KoboldenM0.320.05-0.04
121Levian Von Regal DesireF0.30-0.010.15
122Liberty of American BiewersF0.170.070.15
123Liliya Gold Black Diamond WinnerM0.220.13-0.05
124Little Tuff Biewer's Foxy LadyF0.350.05-0.12
125Little Tuff Biewer's Hot PantsF0.220.050.29
126Lottie Dee of American BiewersF0.240.050.03
127Marsella AkvitasF0.360.05-0.16
128Maybe of American BiewersF0.170.090.13
130Mirica (Rocky Mountain Biewer Terriers)F0.310.04-0.03
131Morning Glory CunamiF0.32-0.040.12
132MS. Bianca My Love of Glenna' GablesF0.200.090.03
133My Eyes Adore You Of Unforgettable BiewersF0.40-0.050.17
134Mystic Merlin of Gear AcresM0.39-0.030.02
135Mystique HollyF0.36-0.020.07
138Nelson of American BiewersM0.240.060.11
139Nimfeya Von Weisse Orchidee - Fairy GlennF0.400.03-0.09
140Noodle of American BiewersF0.310.020.09
141Only You From My Beautiful TribeM0.51-0.090.15
142Peeless Sccuess Snow AvalanchF0.430.00-0.04
143Penelope of Sweet DevilF0.410.00-0.14
144PotiJohn’s Puppy Love Everlasting RoseF0.370.04-0.02
145Princess Ariel of Teddy Bear Faces of FloridaF0.46-0.080.07
146Quite Pleasing to the EyesF0.61-0.120.02
147QVC of American BiewersM0.420.03-0.03
148Rainbow Valley Basilio Mighty KingM0.210.080.10
149Razz of American BiewersF0.42-0.01-0.04
150Riley of Haus Von Living MagickM0.43-0.020.15
151Serenity of American BiewersF0.260.09-0.08
153Shake It Up Billie Jo of American BiewersF0.23-0.040.31
154Shape of a Heart My Insatiable LoveF0.49-0.04-0.03
155Shayley's Glenn From My Beautiful TribeF0.330.03-0.02
156Signature's I Gotta Crush On YouM0.220.14-0.24
157Simauta Dess Xtra Special XavierM0.350.05-0.25
158Sir Cosmo (Rocky Mountain Biewer Terriers)M0.230.040.19
159Slakii Malchik Linus From My Beautiful TribeM0.42-0.01-0.16
160Snow Kurazh NinelF0.38-0.01-0.05
162Southern Belle of Little Tuff BiewersF0.31-0.030.21
163Strait Layne's Heart of Music CityM0.340.08-0.24
164Sunkissed Biewers AvaF0.180.070.09
165Susy Q of Southern Belle BiewersF0.25-0.030.24
166Thuringia Attraction GloryF0.230.07-0.03
167Truman of American BiewersM0.300.030.16
168Uniqueness of American BiewersF0.40-0.010.08
169Unitee of American BiewersF0.30-0.050.13
170Upton of American BiewersM0.330.05-0.03
171Usher of American BiewersM0.45-0.040.13
172Utah of American BiewersF0.45-0.07-0.06
173Utara of American BiewersF0.35-0.030.20
175Windsong's Knows It By HeartM0.490.03-0.17
176Windsong's Ravishing In Ruby slippersF0.220.07-0.02
177Windsong's Save The Last DanceF0.320.000.04
178Xenia Wonder of the WorldF0.43-0.060.11
179Zeeva of American BiewersF0.330.000.20
180Zoe (Rocky Mountain Biewer Terriers)F0.170.080.10

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