Breed Standard


 THE BIEWER TERRIER BREEDERS ASSOCIATION

GENERAL APPEARANCE

That of an elegant longhaired toy terrier with the hair parting down the middle and hanging straight and evenly on both sides of the dog.  Although the outline of the dog gives the appearance of a square, the body length can be slightly longer than the over-all height.  The tail is curved over the body and covered with a long flowing plume.

CHARACTERISTICS

Uncomplicated toy terrier with a lighthearted attitude and a happy temperament.  Stable and sociable with humans and with other dogs; it adapts perfectly to all ways of life and makes a loyal companion.

HEAD AND SKULL

Rather small and flat, with a moderate stop.  Not too prominent or round in skull. Muzzle not too long in proportion to the skull.  Nose black.

EYES

Medium, dark and placed to look directly forward.  Not prominent.  Edge of eyelids dark.

EARS

Medium, V-shaped, upright, moderately wide set and covered with hair.  Tips should be shaved.

MOUTH

Level or scissor bite.  Teeth well placed with even jaws.

BODY

Fine to medium boned with a good level top line.  Height at the shoulders is the same as the height at the rump.  Length of the body can be slightly longer than the height of the dog.  The chest comes down to the elbows with a good width.  The rib cage is moderately sprung with the underline being slightly tucked up and a short but strong loin.

FOREQUARTERS

Well laid shoulders, legs absolutely straight and covered with hair.

HINDQUARTERS

Straight when viewed from behind and stifles are slightly bent when viewed from the side.

FEET

Round.  Nails black or white.

TAIL

The tail is curved over the body and covered with a long flowing plume.

MOVEMENT

Sound movement, retaining level topline.

COAT

Long and flowing with a soft silky texture.  Perfectly straight without an undercoat, not woolly or wavy.

COLOR

White-blue-gold or White-black-gold.

Head:  White-blue-gold or white-black-gold. Colored symmetrically.

Topcoat:  Blue/black, broken up with white.  No gold present in topcoat. Legs, belly and chest completely white.  Tip of the tail should be white.

SIZE

Up to 3.6kg.

FAULTS

Any departure from the foregoing points should be considered a fault and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect on health & welfare of the dog.

NOTE

Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.

 

 





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