The Biewer Club Canada is working hard to educate the public about the German Biewer, a wonderful, toy dog breed. It will be the National Breed Clubs responsibility to preserve, protect and promote the breed.
The Breed Standard in a registry are those characteristics that give recognition to a breed. They are largely applied to traits of physical appearance and visual distinctiveness. The Breed Standard, in respect of registry systems, should refer to the range of trait expression considered acceptable for the breed rather than the ideal animal. Breed standards may include certain performance characteristics and can also be expressed to include or exclude specific genetic conditions.
Breed standards are the basis for recognition of the initial foundation stock of a distinct breed under the Animal Pedigree Act. This is the case for either a breed newly imported to Canada, or a breed which has newly evolved. Adherence to specific breed standards may continue to be enforced through the application of rules of eligibility for registration. This is especially common in newly established breeds, so that selection pressure gets directed towards helping generate a more uniform breed population, uniform and stable. Enforcing pedigree background may be the only criterion needed for eligibility for registration. This allows relatively more selection pressure to be put on economically important performance traits.
However, where grading-up is permitted, breed associations should be especially attentive to ensuring that breed standards are not compromised through low-level introduction of characteristics from other breeds. For example, it may be necessary for an association to re-introduce rules of eligibility which exclude certain colour variants from the population. Breed Standards give uniqueness and recognition to a breed and are important to a registry and to producers of seed stock.
Original Standard Signed By Mr. Biewer
Original Standard Signed By Mrs.Biewer
RVD/UCI Standard the Biewer breed is shown under in Germany and other parts of the world.
TRANSLATED FROM THE UCI STANDARD GERMANY UCI Reference No 00/490 Origin: Germany
That of 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 outline should give the impression of a powerful and well proportioned body.
Head and Skull:
The head should be rather small and flat, not too proportionate 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.
Medium size, dark and sparkling with a sharp intelligent expression and placed in a way that they could look straight. The shall not be too prominent and the eye rims should be of a dark colour.
Small V shaped ears, that are carried erect, and not too far apart, covered with short hair.
The teeth should all be the same. Either a scissors bite or level bite is acceptable. Premolar faults are tolerated.
The legs should be totally straight, well covered with hair.
Legs rather straight, well muscled, and well covered with hair.
Very compact well formed hips, and a level back line.
A complete tail, with lots of hair, carried slightly higher than the level of the back.
As rounded as possible, with toenails being white or black.
The hair on the body has a length 3/4 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.
Coloring of the coat of the trunk, and the head piece are as follows. 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.
Weight & Height:
Up to 22 cm in height and a weight of about 3.1 kg. (8.66 inches; 6.83 pounds)
Any and all differences within this breed standard Light colored eyes or eye rims Light colored nostrils Any ear that is not erect. An overshot or undershot bite. Wavy or curly hair.
As of May 2002, Germany enacted the Animal Protection Dog Regulatons (TIERSCHUTZ-HUNDEVERORDNUG) in which it is NOW ILLEGAL to dock tails or ears, therefore any docing of tails and ears on the Biewer is considered FORBIDDEN in Germany. So ALL Biewers' imported, and shown, in the USA must have uncropped tails and ears. This Standard depicts the original standard, but the current new restriction from Germany will be enforced. Any Biewer shown n the United States or Germany must now be shown in its natural state. Any Biewer with cropped ears or tails will be disqualified.