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 Bob Hiladel Question Asked and Answered M0.180.080.00
2 Proper Jewel Snow Avalanche M0.44-0.020.05
3 Popcorn of American Biewers F0.22-0.020.28
4 Famous Star Snow Avalanche F0.360.000.00
5 Gem Pearl Snow Avalanche F0.250.01-0.02
6 Donday Daryl M0.280.08-0.04
7 Donday Double Dip F0.220.080.00
8OHBIS OHRBIS GCH CH Show Kurazh Yuna F0.22-0.040.35
9 JR Biewer's Beat of My Heart F0.230.06-0.03
10 Vanity of American Biewers F0.37-0.040.03

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 I10052.58%
Class I10080.86%
Class I101222.96%
Class I10144.94%
Class I10160.86%
Class I10196.22%
Class I103047.00%
Class I10409.44%
Class I10430.64%
Class I10462.15%
Class I11040.86%
Class I11050.43%
Class I11150.21%
Class I11170.21%
Class I11310.64%
Class II200327.04%
Class II20052.15%
Class II20137.08%
Class II20166.87%
Class II202347.21%
Class II20374.94%
Class II20403.00%
Class II20740.21%
Class II20810.86%
Class II20830.43%
Class II20840.21%

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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
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 YorkiesM0.58-0.150.03
9Allegro of American BiewersF0.36-0.01-0.09
10Alouette of American BiewersF0.290.020.04
11Always Kaycee of Gingerbread BiewersF0.34-0.010.06
12Amato PlesidoM0.280.08-0.24
13Amore Mio Biewers AceM0.26-0.020.37
14Amore Mio Biewers AdeleF0.20-0.040.41
15Anastasia Princess Of MystiqueF0.260.02-0.22
16Athena Rose of MysticalFairyTailsF0.300.01-0.01
17Atticus AmoireM0.42-0.03-0.05
18Au Juliette of Absolutely Biewer TerriersF0.270.010.05
19Au RomeoM0.40-0.040.00
20Autumn Von FritzF0.29-0.02-0.04
21Beatrice Babe of American BiewersF0.36-0.03-0.05
22Bedazzling's Heavenly Joy of Fairy GlennF0.170.050.02
23Belamour's AcalyphaF0.240.020.12
24Belamour's AconiteM0.320.000.01
25Belamour's AgapanthusM0.280.03-0.01
26Belamour's AmaryllisM0.260.010.12
27Belamour's AzaleaF0.290.010.04
28Bellkor Charming AngelM0.34-0.01-0.08
29Bellssama's To Grace You With Her Presence- Fairy GlennF0.36-0.040.18
30Benchmark On Y Va My SunshineF0.250.09-0.21
32Bilbo BagginsM0.29-0.010.09
33Bob Hiladel Question Asked and AnsweredM0.180.080.00
34Bonitta Beautiful FantasyF0.370.02-0.17
35Brighten's Coming Up RosesF0.150.070.05
36Brighten's You Are My SunshineM0.21-0.020.30
37Bruschetta of Gessner'sM0.210.09-0.12
38By the Bay Rumour has itM0.30-0.01-0.14
39By the Bay's Honey BoyM0.37-0.01-0.09
40By the Bay's Honey GirlF0.39-0.070.06
41By The Bay's Just A Diamond In The RuffF0.34-0.02-0.16
42By the Bay's On Cloud NineM0.220.06-0.09
43By the Bay's Promises PromisesF0.35-0.03-0.11
44CA Beachboy Rocky, House of Wagging TailsM0.230.00-0.03
45CA Sunprincess Almond Joy House of Wagging TailsF0.300.01-0.03
46CA Sunprincess Harmony House of Wagging TailF0.200.000.04
47CA Sunprincess Kewpie Dolly, House of Wagging TailsF0.34-0.03-0.01
48CA Sunprincess MadisonF0.270.000.05
49Ca Sunprincess PatticakeF0.240.03-0.13
50Cersei Of Hidaway Cover BiewersF0.29-0.010.10
51Charm of Raven's HollowF0.370.03-0.19
52Chester O'Riley of Little Tuff BiewersM0.200.060.03
53Chip Madison of Blessed SummerM0.36-0.02-0.02
54Chulpan Shanda BeautyF0.22-0.010.21
55D-Waltzing MatildaF0.27-0.020.13
56Daewerys Tiffany of Mystical Fairy TailsF0.26-0.010.00
57Daniel Konti RimM0.29-0.030.02
58Daniel Konti ShorvilF0.58-0.130.09
59Daniel Konti UliannaF0.260.020.04
60Daniel Konti UndinaF0.45-0.07-0.10
61Daphhne SeleneF0.290.02-0.09
62Darcy Benefit GoldM0.30-0.01-0.04
63Dasher Noble of Mystical Fairy TailsM0.32-0.070.04
64Delta Dawn of Little Tuff BiewersF0.130.090.16
65Diana Rose of Mystical Fairy TailsF0.31-0.03-0.02
66Distinguishing Diamonds Dreaming of La Dolce'M0.110.110.19
67Dixieland Delight's Exquisite ArielF0.240.03-0.05
68Donday BaileyF0.58-0.100.02
69Donday BellaF0.55-0.100.04
70Donday CassieF0.250.02-0.05
71Donday ChanceM0.32-0.03-0.04
72Donday ChanelF0.270.000.03
73Donday CharlieF0.51-0.05-0.11
74Donday ClarkM0.320.01-0.03
75Donday CodyM0.23-0.010.18
76Donday CooperM0.330.000.10
77Donday DakotaM0.270.03-0.12
78Donday DarylM0.280.08-0.04
79Donday DavinM0.36-0.01-0.13
80Donday DaylanM0.42-0.01-0.11
81Donday DexterM0.300.08-0.17
82Donday DionM0.360.01-0.13
83Donday Double DipF0.220.080.00
84Donday EchoF0.340.00-0.07
85Donday EllaF0.41-0.06-0.09
86Donday EllieF0.230.020.08
87Donday EvieF0.310.00-0.01
88Donday KookieF0.19-0.030.14
89Donday LacyF0.280.06-0.21
90Donday MurphyM0.360.010.02
91Donday RufusM0.310.04-0.19
92Donday Saba'akaF0.48-0.07-0.07
93Donday TobyM0.41-0.03-0.03
94Donday ZZ TopperM0.25-0.070.35
95Dondayzz GidgetF0.37-0.040.07
96Donner HunterM0.220.040.05
97Double Hearts Dashing DamonM0.36-0.040.02
98Dream Girl Vom WoogthalF0.60-0.170.15
99Elegant Texas Rose of Triple TF0.290.06-0.17
100Elton John Vom WM0.55-0.170.12
101Everlasting Sunshine Of Sunshine BiewersM0.30-0.070.00
102Fabulous Baker Boy My Insatiable LoveM0.310.01-0.08
103Fairy Glenn's Daire To DreamF0.220.07-0.19
104Fairy Glenn's Dancin Til DawnF0.280.07-0.19
105Fairy Glenn's IanM0.20-0.010.13
106Fairy Glenn's KaylaF0.53-0.06-0.25
107Fairy Glenn's LaurelF0.32-0.02-0.09
108Fairy Tail Gretel Von Regal DesireF0.31-0.070.16
109Famous Star Snow AvalancheF0.360.000.00
110Feva of American BiewersF0.24-0.020.06
111Figaro of Absolutely Beautiful Biewer TerrierM0.37-0.03-0.01
112Galatea from My Beautiful TribeF0.210.03-0.01
113Gedeona Von Weisse OrchideeF0.240.010.09
114Gee Whizz Of EdgewoodF0.290.02-0.11
115Gem Pearl Snow AvalancheF0.250.01-0.02
116Gloria Dee From The White AngelF0.70-0.220.13
117Glory Bee of American BiewersF0.250.06-0.15
118Graceful's BlackM0.34-0.040.01
119Gracie of Little Tuff BiewersF0.210.070.09
120Gran De Cuerro Hard Rok Irish DzhazzM0.230.010.16
121Great Scott’s PaisleyF0.40-0.050.00
123Hanna Of Southern Belle BiewersF0.25-0.080.33
124Haus Black Bist BentleyM0.300.03-0.03
125Haus Black Bist TsaritsaF0.270.020.02
126Helen Rainbow Lolita Lady BreezeF0.290.010.05
127Helena S Medovih PoleyF0.260.04-0.05
128Hillary Golden BenefitF0.170.080.02
129I Am Alpha Boy Von Weisse OrchideeM0.330.00-0.11
130Imperiales D'Morffiz Never Miss A Beat NexieF0.140.060.06
131Jackpot Von Weisse OrchideeM0.37-0.030.00
132Java Queen Schneekonigin Von Der ElsF0.140.110.03
133Joy To My World Of Showtime BiewersF0.30-0.04-0.13
134JR Biewer's Beat of My HeartF0.230.06-0.03
135Kamila of Little Tuff BiewersF0.250.08-0.17
136Kassanova SnowboyM0.31-0.050.00
138Kodi of Loving AcresM0.250.03-0.16
139Lamel All About MeF0.370.00-0.23
140Lamel All That GlittersF0.150.060.04
141Lamel All That JazzF0.300.010.00
142Lancelot Snowdeneice Von Den KoboldenM0.350.02-0.05
143Levian Von Regal DesireF0.28-0.050.15
144Liberty of American BiewersF0.170.060.16
145Liliya Gold Black Diamond WinnerM0.200.10-0.06
146Little Tuff Biewer's Foxy LadyF0.340.02-0.11
147Little Tuff Biewer's Hot PantsF0.220.030.29
148Lottie Dee of American BiewersF0.260.020.04
149Marsella AkvitasF0.340.05-0.17
150Maybe of American BiewersF0.150.070.13
151Mighty Moose of BenchmarkF0.230.020.01
153Mirica (Rocky Mountain Biewer Terriers)F0.270.01-0.04
154Morning Glory CunamiF0.29-0.060.11
155MS. Bianca My Love of Glenna' GablesF0.200.050.04
156My Eyes Adore You Of Unforgettable BiewersF0.42-0.090.16
157Mystic Merlin of Gear AcresM0.32-0.050.02
158Mystique HollyF0.39-0.050.07
161Nelson of American BiewersM0.240.030.11
162Nimfeya Von Weisse Orchidee - Fairy GlennF0.310.01-0.08
163Noodle of American BiewersF0.30-0.010.09
164October Sky of American BiewersF0.320.01-0.07
165Only You From My Beautiful TribeM0.48-0.090.15
166Peeless Sccuess Snow AvalanchF0.39-0.01-0.04
167Penelope of Sweet DevilF0.38-0.05-0.15
168Popcorn of American BiewersF0.22-0.020.28
169PotiJohn’s Puppy Love Everlasting RoseF0.320.01-0.03
170Princess Ariel of Teddy Bear Faces of FloridaF0.44-0.100.06
171Proper Jewel Snow AvalancheM0.44-0.020.05
172Quite Pleasing to the EyesF0.60-0.160.01
173QVC of American BiewersM0.41-0.01-0.03
174Rainbow Valley Basilio Mighty KingM0.210.040.10
175Razz of American BiewersF0.38-0.05-0.04
176Riley of Haus Von Living MagickM0.34-0.050.16
177Serenity of American BiewersF0.240.06-0.08
179Shake It Up Billie Jo of American BiewersF0.18-0.010.31
180Shape of a Heart My Insatiable LoveF0.45-0.07-0.03
181Shayley's Glenn From My Beautiful TribeF0.300.00-0.02
182Show Kurazh Yuna F0.22-0.040.35
183Signature's I Gotta Crush On YouM0.160.09-0.24
184Simauta Dess Xtra Special XavierM0.320.02-0.25
185Sir Cosmo (Rocky Mountain Biewer Terriers)M0.200.020.20
186Slakii Malchik Linus From My Beautiful TribeM0.38-0.02-0.16
187Snow Kurazh NinelF0.35-0.03-0.05
189Southern Belle of Little Tuff BiewersF0.31-0.020.22
190Strait Layne's Heart of Music CityM0.320.03-0.25
191Sugar & Spice Heart & SoulF0.280.020.04
192Sunkissed Biewers AvaF0.160.030.09
193Susy Q of Southern Belle BiewersF0.26-0.050.24
194Thuringia Attraction GloryF0.230.02-0.04
195Truman of American BiewersM0.26-0.020.17
196Uniqueness of American BiewersF0.34-0.030.09
197Unitee of American BiewersF0.27-0.040.13
198Upton of American BiewersM0.290.03-0.02
199Usher of American BiewersM0.46-0.070.14
200Utah of American BiewersF0.46-0.06-0.05
201Utara of American BiewersF0.30-0.050.21
202Vanity of American BiewersF0.37-0.040.03
204Windsong's Knows It By HeartM0.470.00-0.17
205Windsong's Ravishing In Ruby slippersF0.210.07-0.02
206Windsong's Save The Last DanceF0.270.010.04
207Xenia Wonder of the WorldF0.38-0.080.10
208Zeeva of American BiewersF0.28-0.050.20
209Zoe (Rocky Mountain Biewer Terriers)F0.170.060.10

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