Welcome to the Biewer Terrier Breeders Association of South Africa

 

 

 

 

 

If you are not allowed on a Breeder's property to inspect the conditions and upbringing of your new puppy do not even consider purchasing a puppy from such a breeder.   At the BTCSA our breeding dogs and puppies are part of our families and live with us in our homes NOT caged.  You are welcome in our homes!

  Our breeders will not sell you a sick puppy.

 

We stand united to preserve and protect the development, health, and quality of the Biewer Terrier. The BTCSA breeders are dedicated to breeding purely authentic Biewer Terriers.

 

The Biewer Terrier Club is a non-profit organization with membership open to breeders of Biewer Terriers. The founder members of the BTC  have between them a century of experience and are knowledgeable about the health and breeding issues associated with breeding. This experience will be invaluable in the establishment and breeding of the Biewer Terrier by educating the members on the standard and seeing to the health of the Biewer Terrier. 

 

The first historical SA bred Biewer Terrier Show was held on the 16th of May 2010.

 

Our mission is to establish the Biewer Terrier in South Africa, to preserve and protect the quality of the breed its health, heritage, and future. 

 

The Committee and members of the Biewer Terrier Club of South Africa selected for the name Biewer Terrier, as being the most rational name for the Biewer breed.   And although we take pleasure in the expression 'a la Pom Pon' named by Margot Eskins, we took note that it may have not been a veritable expression for the breed.

     

The BTC act and represent our members and their dogs with the very best of intention.  

It has been scientifically proven that Biewer Terriers are not white Yorkies.  In order to preserve the Biewer Terrier's unique characteristics, and behavioral differences we need to keep the breeding sound.  If you keep crossing Biewers back to Yorkshire Terriers, you are going to lose these unique characteristics, and end up with something more like a Yorkshire Terrier or exotic designer dog but yet will never quite be a Yorkshire Terrier. We do not recognize a Biewer Terrier as a colour variation for the Parti Yorkshire Terrier. We only advocate Biewer to Biewer breeding.

 

Whilst we always serve to maintain only the best associations with other clubs, we emphasize, we are mindful to always act without prejudice or discrimination.

 

 

 

Buying with joyfulness or buying with sorrow?

It is required of BTCSA members to uphold breeding regulations.  This helps assure you that you are buying ethically bred puppies.  Things like colour, size, coat quality, markings, bite, top line, and structure all play a part in price-fixing.

Ethical breeders are breeding for health, temperament, and quality. This makes our costs higher than many other breeders who breed for profit alone.  

Here are some explanations;

To import a high-quality breeding puppy is upwards of R75 000.00 (including all the costs). 

 A high-quality breeding dog in South Africa can sell at R25 000.00 depending on the bloodlines.

 Importing an expensive Biewer Terrier is no guarantee that after paying this much it will breed to the BTCSA standard, so this money invested is never recovered.

 No matter how careful an ethical breeder is Mother Nature may send a puppy with a health problem that is hereditary or has a colour defect that we believe cannot be fixed.    An ethical breeder who produces a puppy with any inherited disorder will NEVER use that Mom and Dad together again so as to absolutely minimize the chance of producing any more genetically sick puppies.  Many breeders selling cheaper puppies just keep on using these bad combinations because they have spent a lot on the dogs and they want to make a profit from that investment.  An ethical breeder just will not do that! We sometimes give away an expensive breeding dog as a pet because there was a problem with one puppy. We never want to send a puppy with problems with any family!  Not all breeders exclude dogs from breeding after they have paid high costs to buy them and this introduces the risk of serious problems in future puppies. 

Unethical breeders keep costs and therefore prices down. Ethical breeders keep quality up and health risks down. That impacts price but we think it’s worth it.  There are already too many sick, poor quality puppies in the world we don’t want to add to that!

 On top of all this are the vet checks for mommy and all the puppies, vaccinations, microchipping, special nutrition for Mommy and babies and DNA testing this also runs into thousands.  (E.g. c section cost is around R9000).

 Needless to say, we put in very long hours into nurturing the puppies. This is round the clock for the first ten days or so! This is not a way to get rich.  If we charged an hourly rate for our work puppies would be much much more expensive!

 One more point to consider is that when you buy from an ethical breeder you know that the parents are loved and cared for in the home not kept out of sight in filthy cages without proper food and care.  Our puppies will be home raised and well socialized.  What happens in terms of socialization in the early weeks makes a big difference towards having a well behaved friendly dog later and it’s a big part of what you are paying for. 

 On the very rare occasions that a hereditary problem may emerge with a puppy, an ethical breeder will be there to help put things right.  We at BTCSA are regularly approached for help by people who bought cheaply from non-BTCSA (Biewer Terrier breeding association) and Non-KUSA members. For instance:   less than a week at their new home die of Parvovirus or 3 months down the line a serious heart problem is picked up.  They have heartbreaking stories and without fail their unethical breeders refused to help and did nothing to put things right.  That is another way that they keep costs down they refuse to make good their mistakes.

 Remember the price you pay upfront for a well-bred dog may seem high compared to the pups that are churned out in bulk for profit, but if you buy from someone who is not protecting the quality of the breed and does not care about long term health then your costs down the track are likely to be much higher!  That’s not just high vet bills to try and save badly bred puppies it’s all the heartache that goes with that. 

 Be safe and buy wisely from ethical breeders conforming to a breed standard that is passionate about quality and health.

You will not receive a puppy from a BTCSA breeder who has contracted parvovirus or distemper or have some bad enteritis on going home. 

Non-hereditary issues can arise in any breed and are not something that breeders and vets can pick up whiles the puppy is still very young.

Jane McCarthy

 

From time to time we do have Biewer Terriers priced less than the recommended prices,

 don't miss out contact the BREEDERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHEN SOMETHING FEELS RIGHT to HOLD ON TO IT BUT DARE TO BE DIFFERENT.

 


The Biewer Terrier Club of South Africa is profoundly happy to announce the acceptance of the Biewer Terrier into the FSS, Foundation Stock Service Program of the AKC (American Kennel Club).  For more information visit the Biewer Terrier Club of America, Inc. “BTCA, Inc.” 

//www.biewer-btca.com/


 

Our Biewer Terrier's carry a Biewer Terrier certified ISAG DNA profile exclusively managed by Dr. Cindy Harper and her team at the Veterinary Genetics Laboratory, Faculty of Veterinary Science Onderstepoort where the Biewer Terrier Database is held.

 

 

 

 

The first trace to the meaning of the word genealogy is in the foundation "gene," as in "passed on through the genes." Add to that the suffix -logy, which means "study," and you get genealogy, the study of an origin. Knowing the genealogy is indispensable for breeders and persons who take a real interest in their pets or breeding animal’s heritage.   It has factual advantages, especially when it comes to medical and genetic history.

So what does it mean when breeders talk about their bloodlines and ancestor bloodlines?

This depends on the morality of a breeder who shows, saying that their dogs have champion lines usually means that the puppy's parents and or grandparents and even great grandparents, were show dogs and the breeder is trying hard to reproduce good quality dogs that look the way the breed according to the breed standard is supposed to by breeding dogs that won champion titles. But remember there are breeders who could not be bothered to show, that breed potential champions time after time.   Use your own judgment here and follow the track record of such a breeder.

Watch out for the breeder who is just trying to enhance the sales price of puppies by saying that they breed the best bloodlines, champion bloodlines, or imported champion bloodlines, it might mean one ancestor a couple of generations back has a winner title.  

When do you get a Champion?   When winning the correct number of points. After defeating other animals of the same breed, under different judges.  This will earn a champion or best in show title. 

Welcome to the Biewer Terrier Breeders Association of South Africa

 

 

 

 

 

If you are not allowed on a Breeder's property to inspect the conditions and upbringing of your new puppy do not even consider purchasing a puppy from such a breeder.   At the BTCSA our breeding dogs and puppies are part of our families and live with us in our homes NOT caged.  You are welcome in our homes!

  Our breeders will not sell you a sick puppy.

 

We stand united to preserve and protect the development, health, and quality of the Biewer Terrier. The BTCSA breeders are dedicated to breeding purely authentic Biewer Terriers.

 

The Biewer Terrier Club is a non-profit organization with membership open to breeders of Biewer Terriers. The founder members of the BTC  have between them a century of experience and are knowledgeable about the health and breeding issues associated with breeding. This experience will be invaluable in the establishment and breeding of the Biewer Terrier by educating the members on the standard and seeing to the health of the Biewer Terrier. 

 

The first historical SA bred Biewer Terrier Show was held on the 16th of May 2010.

 

Our mission is to establish the Biewer Terrier in South Africa, to preserve and protect the quality of the breed its health, heritage, and future. 

 

The Committee and members of the Biewer Terrier Club of South Africa selected for the name Biewer Terrier, as being the most rational name for the Biewer breed.   And although we take pleasure in the expression 'a la Pom Pon' named by Margot Eskins, we took note that it may have not been a veritable expression for the breed.

     

The BTC act and represent our members and their dogs with the very best of intention.  

It has been scientifically proven that Biewer Terriers are not white Yorkies.  In order to preserve the Biewer Terrier's unique characteristics, and behavioral differences we need to keep the breeding sound.  If you keep crossing Biewers back to Yorkshire Terriers, you are going to lose these unique characteristics, and end up with something more like a Yorkshire Terrier or exotic designer dog but yet will never quite be a Yorkshire Terrier. We do not recognize a Biewer Terrier as a colour variation for the Parti Yorkshire Terrier. We only advocate Biewer to Biewer breeding.

 

Whilst we always serve to maintain only the best associations with other clubs, we emphasize, we are mindful to always act without prejudice or discrimination.

 

 

 

Buying with joyfulness or buying with sorrow?

It is required of BTCSA members to uphold breeding regulations.  This helps assure you that you are buying ethically bred puppies.  Things like colour, size, coat quality, markings, bite, top line, and structure all play a part in price-fixing.

Ethical breeders are breeding for health, temperament, and quality. This makes our costs higher than many other breeders who breed for profit alone.  

Here are some explanations;

To import a high-quality breeding puppy is upwards of R75 000.00 (including all the costs). 

 A high-quality breeding dog in South Africa can sell at R25 000.00 depending on the bloodlines.

 Importing an expensive Biewer Terrier is no guarantee that after paying this much it will breed to the BTCSA standard, so this money invested is never recovered.

 No matter how careful an ethical breeder is Mother Nature may send a puppy with a health problem that is hereditary or has a colour defect that we believe cannot be fixed.    An ethical breeder who produces a puppy with any inherited disorder will NEVER use that Mom and Dad together again so as to absolutely minimize the chance of producing any more genetically sick puppies.  Many breeders selling cheaper puppies just keep on using these bad combinations because they have spent a lot on the dogs and they want to make a profit from that investment.  An ethical breeder just will not do that! We sometimes give away an expensive breeding dog as a pet because there was a problem with one puppy. We never want to send a puppy with problems with any family!  Not all breeders exclude dogs from breeding after they have paid high costs to buy them and this introduces the risk of serious problems in future puppies. 

Unethical breeders keep costs and therefore prices down. Ethical breeders keep quality up and health risks down. That impacts price but we think it’s worth it.  There are already too many sick, poor quality puppies in the world we don’t want to add to that!

 On top of all this are the vet checks for mommy and all the puppies, vaccinations, microchipping, special nutrition for Mommy and babies and DNA testing this also runs into thousands.  (E.g. c section cost is around R9000).

 Needless to say, we put in very long hours into nurturing the puppies. This is round the clock for the first ten days or so! This is not a way to get rich.  If we charged an hourly rate for our work puppies would be much much more expensive!

 One more point to consider is that when you buy from an ethical breeder you know that the parents are loved and cared for in the home not kept out of sight in filthy cages without proper food and care.  Our puppies will be home raised and well socialized.  What happens in terms of socialization in the early weeks makes a big difference towards having a well behaved friendly dog later and it’s a big part of what you are paying for. 

 On the very rare occasions that a hereditary problem may emerge with a puppy, an ethical breeder will be there to help put things right.  We at BTCSA are regularly approached for help by people who bought cheaply from non-BTCSA (Biewer Terrier breeding association) and Non-KUSA members. For instance:   less than a week at their new home die of Parvovirus or 3 months down the line a serious heart problem is picked up.  They have heartbreaking stories and without fail their unethical breeders refused to help and did nothing to put things right.  That is another way that they keep costs down they refuse to make good their mistakes.

 Remember the price you pay upfront for a well-bred dog may seem high compared to the pups that are churned out in bulk for profit, but if you buy from someone who is not protecting the quality of the breed and does not care about long term health then your costs down the track are likely to be much higher!  That’s not just high vet bills to try and save badly bred puppies it’s all the heartache that goes with that. 

 Be safe and buy wisely from ethical breeders conforming to a breed standard that is passionate about quality and health.

You will not receive a puppy from a BTCSA breeder who has contracted parvovirus or distemper or have some bad enteritis on going home. 

Non-hereditary issues can arise in any breed and are not something that breeders and vets can pick up whiles the puppy is still very young.

Jane McCarthy

 

From time to time we do have Biewer Terriers priced less than the recommended prices,

 don't miss out contact the BREEDERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHEN SOMETHING FEELS RIGHT to HOLD ON TO IT BUT DARE TO BE DIFFERENT.

 


The Biewer Terrier Club of South Africa is profoundly happy to announce the acceptance of the Biewer Terrier into the FSS, Foundation Stock Service Program of the AKC (American Kennel Club).  For more information visit the Biewer Terrier Club of America, Inc. “BTCA, Inc.” 

//www.biewer-btca.com/


 

Our Biewer Terrier's carry a Biewer Terrier certified ISAG DNA profile exclusively managed by Dr. Cindy Harper and her team at the Veterinary Genetics Laboratory, Faculty of Veterinary Science Onderstepoort where the Biewer Terrier Database is held.

 

 

 

 

The first trace to the meaning of the word genealogy is in the foundation "gene," as in "passed on through the genes." Add to that the suffix -logy, which means "study," and you get genealogy, the study of an origin. Knowing the genealogy is indispensable for breeders and persons who take a real interest in their pets or breeding animal’s heritage.   It has factual advantages, especially when it comes to medical and genetic history.

So what does it mean when breeders talk about their bloodlines and ancestor bloodlines?

This depends on the morality of a breeder who shows, saying that their dogs have champion lines usually means that the puppy's parents and or grandparents and even great grandparents, were show dogs and the breeder is trying hard to reproduce good quality dogs that look the way the breed according to the breed standard is supposed to by breeding dogs that won champion titles. But remember there are breeders who could not be bothered to show, that breed potential champions time after time.   Use your own judgment here and follow the track record of such a breeder.

Watch out for the breeder who is just trying to enhance the sales price of puppies by saying that they breed the best bloodlines, champion bloodlines, or imported champion bloodlines, it might mean one ancestor a couple of generations back has a winner title.  

When do you get a Champion?   When winning the correct number of points. After defeating other animals of the same breed, under different judges.  This will earn a champion or best in show title. 



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