Biewer Terrier FAQ with Rocky Mountain Biewer Terriers

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Breed Info

Yes, the Biewer Terrier has a tail. The Biewer Terrier Standard describes the tail as “set high and carried well arched over the body, covered with a long luxurious plume”

The Biewer Terrier does not get it’s tail docked.

The Biewer Terrier is a hypoallergenic breed. It does not shed and is one of the best breeds for allergy sufferers.

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The breed Standard Size for a Biewer Terrier is 4-8 lb. Some stay smaller and some get bigger. A 5 lb. Biewer Terrier has about the size of a normal size house cat 🙂 But the weight does not always tell us how big the Biewer would get. Some Biewers have thinner bones and appear more like Yorkies. These “bird bone like” Biewers will be much bigger at 5 lb. because they have lighter and thinner bones.


We breed for solid and thick boned little dogs!


Mini Biewer Terrier is juts a Marketing Merm. The Breed Standard describes the Biewer with 4 lb. – 8 lb. Some Biewers don’t reach standard size and stay under 4 lb. We call them Mini Biewer Terriers.

Financing Your Biewer Puppy - How does it work?

Our online application requires only basic personal information and you will have an approval back within seconds.

Depending on your credit, we approve up to $5000.

No, you can use from $500 up to the full amount of credit you were approved for.

Leases are not the same as loans and do not have an interest rate. Please read the leasing agreement carefully to understand the monthly payments, length of term, residual value and total of payments.

The purchase price at the end of the lease if the lessee wishes to keep the property.

A final fee payable at the end of the lease if the lessee does not purchase the property.

Closed end Consumer Lease.

It varies between 12 and 28 months depending on the amount financed.

A loan is the borrowing of money while a lease is a term rental agreement for the use of specific property.

No. You can buy out of the lease agreement at any time. The earlier you buy out, the more you save.

  • Open/Active Checking or Savings Account
  • Government issued photo ID
  • Email Address
  • Social Security Number
  • Some form of income or monthly payment
  • Phone Number
  • Address

We offer the option to select payments dates on either the 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th or 25th of each month.



  1. Make certain that the food is labeled “nutritionally complete” rather than “for supplemental or intermittent feeding.” Make certain that the food you choose meets AAFCO guidelines.
  2. Choose food that is well sourced from companies utilizing healthy, grass-fed animals and organic vegetables. Avoid meats and proteins imported from China and other countries that have resulted in documented death and illnesses when used by certain US pet food companies. Please be aware that some food is packaged in the US and labeled as made in the US but it is sourced overseas. Because of questionable health and humane issues, avoid factory farmed, GMO-fed and antibiotic- laden animals raised in feedlots in the US.
  3. Raw and minimally processed food retains natural vitamins, minerals, and micronutrients. Processed food, such as kibble, has vitamins replaced after cooking to ensure nutritional balance. In these instances, synthetic vitamin formulations are sprayed on (frequently with chemical flavor enhancers and preservatives to prolong shelf life). Many synthetic vitamins are not biologically equivalent to natural vitamins. Additionally, synthetic vitamins sourced from China have caused illness and death in US pets (melamine poisonings; arsenic contaminations, etc)
  4. Read ingredient labels, which are listed in order of the percent of content. Since our kids are carnivores, an animal-based protein should be listed first.
  5. Meat “meals” should be avoided. Meals are a rendered byproduct after much or all of the real meat has been removed. For instance, by law, chicken meal CAN include slaughterhouse waste, such as feathers, beaks, feet, etc. as well as some beneficial ingredients. Why take the chance?
  6. Avoid corn, wheat, rice, and grains. Grains are used as carbohydrate fillers to boost satiation and protein content from non-meat sources. Grains are digested into sugars that can contribute to dysbiosis (leaky gut syndrome), weight gain, inflammation (such as arthritis) as well as exposing your Biewer to carcinogenic (cancer-causing) Mycotoxins. In addition, most cornmeal and soy used in pet food today has been genetically modified.
  7. Grain-free foods are NOT necessarily deficient in taurine, an amino acid that has been associated with digestive disturbances, muscle degeneration, eye disease and dilated cardiomyopathy in cats and dogs. Taurine is found mainly in muscle meat, in organs such as the heart, kidney, and liver and in seafood. It is completely absent in cereal and grains. Good natural sources of taurine include organ meats, dark meat of poultry, beef, lamb, eggs, and fish. Again, sourcing and food preparation make a significant difference in the degree of taurine that is naturally retained. Natural taurine is available at its highest levels in raw food and lost completely when processing food, such as kibble, at high temperatures. Synthetic taurine must be added to kibble after cooking to avoid taurine deficiency, which can affect your Biewer’s health over time. If you prefer to feed kibble, there are high-quality kibble products on the market that are grain free and supplement with synthetic taurine. Be sure to check the label.
  8. Rotate commercial food brands as well as food proteins to ensure optimal Biewer nutrition Additionally, if your preferred brand changes formulation, is recalled, or goes out of business, your furkid will be comfortable with the change, particularly if that brand is part of her normal food rotation. Proteins should be rotated as well for balanced nutrition. Feeding one type of protein indefinitely can contribute to an acquired food allergy.

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How to pronounce Biewer

Biewer = Beaver

“Biewer” is the last name of Mrs. Biewer from Germany. You pronounce it exactly like the animal Beaver.

Here is a short video of Mrs Biewer from Germany, in 2009. She explains how a German Dog Show Judge and vet suggested to name the breed after herself Biewer Yorkshire Terrier 🙂

In 2006 the name was changed into Biewer Terrier. It was the first breed to be established as a purebred through scientific data rather than pedigree data which is customary. The Biewer Terrier was accepted into the AKC in 2014.





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All Rocky Mountain Biewer Puppies and dogs come with a Micro Chip. Please go to to register your Biewer Puppy’s chip in case he gets lost.

Biewer Terrier Growth Chart

Biewer Terrier Growth Chart

Here is a Biewer Terrier Growth Chart that you can use to estimate your Biewer Puppy’s adult weight. The chart is only an estimate and sometimes is not accurate. Some pups stop growing early and some pups get another growth spurt late.


Biewer Terrier Ears are supposed to stand erect. The Biewer Terrier Standard describes:
“…the Ears are small, V-shaped upright, moderately wide set and covered with hair except the tips being shaved …”
We made a little video that shows you how we trim Biewer Ears on a young puppy. We are using the BRAVURA Mini Shaver to shave Miss Angie’s little ears. We have tested a few trimmers, mostly the kind that comes with a cord and and found the BRAVURA Cordless Mini Trimmer as the best one to use on little Biewer Ears. It is cordless and charges super quick and you can buy replacement blades on Amazon as often as needed and its super easy to switch. The trimmer is very small and the Biewer ears wont fit between the sharp teeth so there is no danger to accidentally cut into the ear.


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The deposit reserves your puppy for you. Once we received your deposit, we will mark yoru puppy as reserved and it wont be available to purchase. All deposits are unrefundable. The deposit will be applied to the purchase price.

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The question we get asked the most is “How does the Biewer Puppy Shipping work?”

We ship our Biewer Puppies with United Airlines “PetSafe” out of Durango, CO Airport (DRO).
United PetSafe is not just some pet cargo shipping program … it’s not the luggage guys who pull your puppy out of the cargo area and stack it next to the suit cases on a luggage cart and park it on the tarmac for hours in the pouring rain, snow storm or 100 degree temperatures.

We have read the “horror stories” about shipping animals in cargo and we did our homework.
It’s usually large dog breeds, squeezed in small crates. Adult dogs that have never been in a crate. They get extremely stressed, being taken out of their comfort zone, their owner isn’t around and it’s hot as heck … wrong Airline and sometimes a preexisting medical condition … Shipping an adult dog that is a totally different thing then shipping a young puppy.

United PetSafe actually has a real PetSafe Staff that takes care of our Biewer Puppies.

United Airlines PetSafe

Durango, CO is a very small airport and on most flights our pups get to travel in the cockpit with the pilots 🙂 The Durango hospital ships dry ice packages almost every day with United Cargo and it is not allowed to have life animals and dry ice in the same area on the plane. So on most flights our pups get to fly to Denver Airport in the cockpit. All of the United PetSafe Vans and waiting areas are temperature controlled. Pets get loaded onto the plane last and they get unloaded first. The Petsafe Program Staff is trained and licensed with the USDA. They know what they are doing. They check on our pups and make sure they have water and food and a clean travel crate. They even have boarding Kennels to overnight a puppy if necessary.

Rocky Mountain Biewer Terriers has all federal and state licenses and permits that are required to ship Biewer Puppies worldwide.USDA License Rocky Mountain Biewer Terriers We prepare our Puppies for their Airplane Trip very well. All puppies get examined by our Veterinarian to make sure they are healthy. Our vet checks General Appearance, Oral Cavity – Teeth, Mucous Membranes, Ears & Eyes, Lymph Nodes, Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Abdomen, Hernias, Skin, Genitourinary, Musculoskeletal, Patellas, Neurological, Gastrointestinal and the puppy’s Behavior.
The veterinarian will issue a Health Certificate for the Airline that will state the puppy’s and the new owner’s information. It will also state the maximum and minimum temperature that the puppy can be exposed to. It certifies that the puppy is healthy and free of any diseases.

Because some pups need a few days to adjust at their new families and get back to their normal eating behavior, with all the excitement and new environment, sometimes they don’t eat as good as they should so most pups get a special diet for at least 3 days before they travel to make sure they got a lot of extra calories before they travel.

Biewer Terrier Puppy Shipping Crate

Miss Tracy is flying to Denver today 🙂

For our Biewer Puppy Shipping Service we only use a airline approved shipping crate that is almost 2 x the size as required. The crates have bolts on each corner so even if the clips fail for whatever reason, the bolts will always keep the crate together. It comes with a food and a water dish, a potty pad and a blanket. Your Biewer Puppy will have enough space to walk around in the travel crate, to eat, sleep, stretch, stand up etc. Most pups feel actually very safe inside their crate. They don’t have to compete with any litter mates … food, water and the bed … its all just for the traveling puppy, not to share with anyone else 🙂 The puppy can see everything but nobody can touch it and it can’t get hurt. They usually already fall asleep on the 90 minutes drive to the Durango Airport.

We don’t use a courier service to take our puppies to the Airport. Jared always takes our puppies to the Airport himself.  If a flight is delayed or canceled, he drives home with the puppy and we reschedule everything.

We usually don’t leave our Puppies at the airport to wait for the next available flight! If anything changes with the flight situation while Jared is already on his way home, he gets a call from the Durango PetSafe People and we decide what’s in the best interested of the puppy. The procedure at the Airport always takes a while because there is a lot of paperwork and a big checklist to go through. Just before your Puppy gets dropped off to the PetSafe Team, we give it 1/2 cc of Nutri-Cal. It is a high calorie supplement made for puppies.




What’s included in the $300 Biewer Puppy Shipping Fee? 

$72 Health Certificate with Veterinarian Exa
$40 Airline Approved Travel Crate
$280-$350 Air Freight

Some little things here and there and 2 hours trip to the Airport and 2 hour trip back home 🙂
(As you can see the $300 shipping fee is a shared cost between you and us)

Biewer Puppy Shipping Pick Up


What other Biewer Puppy Shipping options are there?


We don’t offer “Lap Nanny or Puppy Nanny” Services

In 2016 we worked with a few “Puppy Nannies & Lap Nannies” and we did not have very many good experiences.
A Lap Nanny is usually employed by an regional airline and knows about the requirements for a puppy to travel in the airplane cabin, the major airports and the weather situation. All flights are stand by flights. Means the nanny has to wait for an unoccupied seat on the plane. We had it happened that flights were overbooked an the nanny sat the whole day at the Airport waiting with the puppy. We also had it happen that the Nanny had to take the puppy home for the night because no flights were available. Due to the standby situation the pick up Airport can change within minutes … The new family has already been on the road for over 1 hour to get to the airport to meet the Nanny, when they get a message that they have to turn around and drive to another Airport …

The Nanny gets to take the puppy in the cabin for no extra cost because she claims it to be her own puppy… She does not have a USDA license to transport animals, she doesn’t write a receipt for the payment or pays taxes for the money she receives for her services. The puppy has to remain in a small bag under the seat at all times during the flight. There is no guarantee or any kind of insurance. The drop offs and pick ups have to happen very quickly sometimes, as the Lap Nanny has to get back as soon as possible to catch the next flight.

Rocky Mountain Biewer Terriers follows all regulations and rules about breeding and transporting Animals, therefor we do not use Lap Nannies or Pet Nannies to deliver our Puppies. You are always welcome to send a friend or family member to pick up your puppy at our home or our Airport.

“We don’t offer Biewer Puppy Shipping Ground Transportation”

We don’t use any ground pet transportation companies!  For the most part, the puppies are put in minivans or similar vehicles that are packed with other dogs and cats or birds that are barking and meowing which is stressful for puppies as well as for all other animals in the vehicle. These pet transporters are on the road for several days, dropping off their animal load and receiving new animals on their way. They have to stop many times to take dogs potty or to feed and water them, clean their cages etc.



Registration with the AKC for your pure bred Biewer Terrier with the American Kennel Club (AKC)
whose sire and/or dam (parents) are not recorded in the AKC FSS.

1. Order the new MARS 3.0 test here for ($84.99)
Follow the instructions and send the test back to MARS.
Wait 2 weeks for the test results to be emailed to you.
If your MARS 3.0 test result states that your dog is a pure Biewer Terrier then follow the next step.

MARS Wisdom Panel 3.0 breed DNA test

MARS Wisdom Panel 3.0 breed DNA test

2. Order a Canine DNA Profiling here ($38)

3. Order a coat color test for B locus (brown, chocolate, liver) gene here:


DDC DNA Kit (for $58)
Wait for the test results to be emailed to you. If your coat color test states that your dog does not carry the B locus (brown, chocolate, liver) gene, then follow the next step.

If you call or email DDC before you place your order, you might get a special offer because you are buying 2 tests.

If your dog’s MARS test result shows 100% Biewer Terrier and the coat color test shows no biro, liver, brown or chocolate – then you are good to start the BTRA registration process. Once your dog is BTRA registered, it can be AKC registered.

Pure Bred Biewer Terrier Mars Wisdom Panel test Result

Pure Bred Biewer Terrier Mars Wisdom Panel test Result

4. Download the BTRA single dog application here: and follow the instructions here:
Take some pictures of your Biewer Terrier and email them together with the application an the test results to the BTRA Registry.
If you have received your BTRA Registration Certificate and Pedigree for your pure bred Biewer Terrier you are good to start the AKC registration and follow the next step.

5. Download the AKC Stock Foundation Application here:
And follow the instructions.
AKC will send you your Stock Foundation Registration Certificate.
Its green instead of purple ?

Biewer Terrier AKC FSS Registration Certificate

Biewer Terrier AKC FSS Registration Certificate


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