If a friendly, energetic, amusing, playful, and loyal dog sounds like the perfect companion to you, consider the Biewer Terrier, a cousin of the Yorkshire Terrier or Yorkie. Biewer (pronounced Beaver) Terriers are a particularly great choice for people who live in apartments, and they can adapt to life with older adults, single people, couples, and families with children. If you would like to find out more about Biewer Terriers, please read on. The following dog breed information on Biewer Terriers will help you decide if this is the right dog for you.
In terms of size, Biewer Terriers, which belong to the AKC’s Toy Group, are small dogs, standing 7-11 inches tall on average and weighing just 4-8 pounds. This is a long-lived dog breed. The average lifespan of a Biewer Terrier is 16 years.
Biewer Terriers are very playful and extremely affectionate with family members. These dogs can be reasonably patient and tolerant of young children’s behaviors, provided they are appropriately socialized around kids. Biewer Terriers get along very well with other dogs in the home and outside.
A Biewer Terrier is neither overly friendly nor very reserved around strangers. This is not the best watchdog breed. Biewer Terriers can adapt somewhat to changes in routine. Novice pet parents can consider a Biewer Terrier. This dog tolerates hot weather moderately well and cold weather a little less well.
It is fairly easy to train a Biewer Terrier, given that these dogs are intelligent and eager to please. Biewer Terriers have moderate energy levels and mental stimulation needs. A daily walk or play session will ensure that your Biewer Terrier is mellow and relaxed inside the home. Indoor play can also suffice for this breed, such as hide and seek or chasing balls or walks in the hallway, but Biewer Terriers enjoy the outdoors, so indoor activities should be reserved for occasional days when there’s inclement weather. The barking level of a Biewer Terrier is moderate. This dog will not bark incessantly but will alert you if there’s company.
The Biewer Terrier has a long silky coat that requires a daily brushing in terms of grooming care if you keep the coat long (a short coat requires less intensive grooming). The coat does not shed excessively. Biewer Terriers are not heavy droolers.
Overall, Biewer Terriers are loving and affectionate pets that have a beautiful long coat. They have a charming personality and are devoted to their family and reasonably friendly with strangers.
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