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Biewer Terriers can require a lot of grooming if kept in their full coat. If you enjoy grooming and working with hair care products, you might consider letting your puppy’s coat grow.
The “Puppy Cut” is the most polar way to groom your Biewer Terrier. The coat is kept moderately short which makes the maintenance a lot easier.
We put a detailed grooming guide for first-time Biewer Puppy parents together.
Biewer Terriers have a lot of hair, and bathing and grooming can be a weekly procedure, depending on your lifestyle. If your pups sleep in bed with you, you might want to bathe them more frequently. Young puppies get extra messy, especially when they potty. So it is important to check your babe’s furry back-end every day before the end of the day. One of the most annoying things is having to bathe your pup late at night and change the sheets at 11:30 PM …
Biewer Terriers are hypoallergenic. They do not shed, and they do not have fur. Biewers have hair like you and me. The Biewer Terrier Grooming instructions below are meant for the normal Family Pet Biewer. I will be writing a separate guide for Show Pups and Adults.
Let’s get started
Have the little face comb, shampoo, and conditioner ready at the kitchen sink, dog tub, or whatever you use to bathe your pup. Don’t forget to grab a towel. Please never leave your pup alone in the sink, running for a towel because you didn’t grab one.
If you bathe your dog in the kitchen sink, make sure nothing can accidentally turn on the disposal. It’s ideal to have a safe disposal cover in your kitchen sink. You can also put a washcloth in your sink, so it is less slippery for your pup.
Get your pup all wet and soaked. As long as you don’t get water into the nostrils, everything should be fine. Be firm and keep your pup safe in the sink. Whatever you allow this time, will be causing the same problems next time. Your pup is fine; it’s just warm water, so if you stay firm, the squirming will stop in a couple of minutes. Keep it in the sink, not on the counter, and not standing up on the edge of the sink. You must get over the squirming phase because you will be doing this a lot and teaching your pup to behave when getting bathed, will make your life much easier and your pup’s bath much safer.
Biewer Terrier Grooming can be a very relaxing and lovely hobby if you train your baby right from the start. As your pup grows older, it will love the attention while getting groomed and even fall asleep while you groom.
Shampooing and Massaging
Once your pup has calmed down, you can start shampooing and massaging it with lots of love. Make this a nice thing. You can turn off the water for a bit and take your time and sud every inch of your pup. Rub the area near the eyes really well so the gunk and boogers will soften up. Your pup will start shaking because it’s cold without the warm water, but the massaging will help to relax. Take the little face comb and comb out the facial hair, make sure you get all the boogers, and rub and foam it up several times. You can turn on the water just for a few seconds to rinse the face and repeat the shampooing and massaging in the face again. You can also use a baby sponge to scrub the face and a toothbrush to get eye boogers brushed out.
Once the face is really clean, you do the exact same thing on your pup’s butt. Comb out any little crumbs and sud it up, rinse, and repeat.
Once the face and butt are clean, you can get some more warm water on your shaking baby and then start shampooing the four little paws, one by one, then the belly, and at the end the rest of the body. Rinse and then condition everything and rinse again. Rinse really, really well because any leftover soap or conditioner will make the hair look greasy. Wrap your dog into a towel, and rub the face and ears dry first, and then the body. If you have a crate, put the pup with the towel in the crate and point your blow dryer at a safe distance at the crate for about 5-10 minutes. Your pup will rub itself all over the towel and pre-dry.
There are many different types of grooming tables, starting at around $60. We use small ones at shows and hydraulic ones with adjustable heights at home. Depending on your space and budget, even a small, foldable camping table for $20 will work just fine.
Always keep one hand on your puppy. If you walk away from the grooming table, your baby can fall and get badly injured. You can also sit down and keep your puppy in your lap. You can point the blow dryer at your lap and start brushing your baby with the little wire brush under the warm air. Start with the butt, thighs, belly, inside legs, chest, top, and sides, in that order. In the end, you dry and brush the face. Blow drying the face is the hardest part as most puppies do not like the have air blown in their face. They will get used to it though. Be very careful that you do not brush in the eyes. You can also use your fingers instead of the brush.
Make sure your puppy is 100% dry and has no wet hair. Check behind the ears, under the chin and the legs to make sure everything is brushed and dried.
Trimming the Nails
Before you trim your baby’s paws, you should get the toenails trimmed. It is important that you trim those nails on a regular basis because the pink part (quick) will grow longer as the toenail grows longer. If you let it grow too long, you cannot just cut the long toenail off, because you will cut into the quick. The best way to trim the nails is right when you got your baby wrapped in the towel after the bath. Wrap it like a burrito and pull the little paw out and trim the nails, one paw after the next. Hold your pup tight in your armpit. You can turn on your stand or table dryer and hold the paw under the blowing air, so all the little hair gets blown away from the nail, and you can easily see where to cut. Here is another video for you.
Please know that your baby’s toenails should never get as long as in the video below. We let them grow this long so that you can see it better in the recording.
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Charlotte van Dyck –
About one and a half years ago our family started to look for a puppy. It had been years since our last experience finding a dog. It was my first experience searching online. After 6 months I discovered Biewer Terriers and started to try to educate myself as to this relatively new breed. After browsing through many websites we discovered Rocky Mtn. Biewers and were so impressed with their beautiful dogs. From the first time contacting them to the day our puppy arrived the Hansen’s were professional, organized and a joy to work with. Karen was easy to communicate with whether by phone email or text. Jared and Karen were so helpful through the process, sending everything required (contract, microchip number, health certificate etc.) Everything needed for making the transition comfortable. It was dream come true to have another dog and we are so delighted with our darling Miss Elizabeth (now Misha). Our little mini Biewer is smart, loving loyal and super sweet! Misha is over a year old now and has firmly herself forever in our hearts. We are so grateful to the Hansens for our puppy and we highly recommend them to anyone looking for a Biewer terrier.
Laura laurat –
What a pleasure meeting Karen and picking out our new baby! The experience was heartwarming watching puppies running around in a loving atmosphere. So happy with our new addition. Thank you!
jeani smith (fefe) –
I absolutely love my baby Sydney! She is amazing and you can tell she comes from a quality breeder. My puppy is intelligent, we’ll socialized, and very sweet…I couldn’t ask for more. Jared and his wife are very professional and caring people, and I would definitely buy another puppy from Rocky Mountain Biewer terriers !🤗
Alyson Ulibarri –
I have bought 2 amazing biewers from Karen and her husband. They are the most amazing dogs I have ever owned. They adapted so well to our home right from the second we brought them home. They are super healthy with such well mannered personalities. I picked up both of my babies directly from Karen’s home and was amazed at how free roaming ALL of her puppies were. You can tell from the minute you drive up that they put so much love and effort into properly hand raising each and every one of them. My husband and I have dealt with many breeders and we were thoroughly impressed at their extensive breeding skills and the amount of love and compassion that goes into every dog. The Hanson’s have definitely perfected raising quality biewers.
Melinda Beasley Northrup –
Karen and Jared are wonderful!! They worked with me so I could drive to Colorado to pick up my puppy!! I drove right to the front door of their house and saw with my own eyes the beautiful property! They welcomed us into their home where I saw the puppies running around in their enclosed kitchen. The house was clean. The puppies were happy. I couldn’t be more pleased with my baby!! She is very healthy, well balanced and beautiful!! This is a huge change as I have spent the last 30 years rescuing dogs including puppy mill dogs. I’m used to having illnesses, behaviour problems and deformities. To have two different independent vets tell me how healthy my puppy is, is wonderful!! Thank you Karen and Jared!!
Susan Falsetti –
We purchased our puppy in December 2016. Karen was great to work with, she sent pictures and videos to keep us updated until we were ready for him. He flew cross country with no issues and received a clean bill of Heath from our vet. He was pad trained when he arrived. He’s been with us 4 months now & has adjusted very well. Great experience & I wouldn’t hesitate to buy another puppy from Karen & Jared!
LaVon Euler –
We are now the proud parents of not one, but THREE, Rocky Mountain Biewer Terriers we’ve driven from Indiana to Colorado to get each time! I can’t say enough wonderful things about Jared & Karen & their Rocky Mountain Biewer Terriers. They have a beautiful, spotless home in Dolores, CO, where the dogs spend their days romping, exercising & enjoying the sunshine & fresh mountain air in the huge fenced-in play area behind their home (when weather permits). They have doggie doors that are always open so the dogs can go in and out as they please. I could watch them all day! They even have wooden log dog houses in the back as playhouses for the dogs. The dogs run in and out and some even take naps in them when the weather is good. Each log dog house has a large heat pad, connected to a doggy safe outlet. Now that’s living!! When they’re inside, each dog has its own little bed or crate & seeing them all lined up is so cute!! These dogs eat better, live better & are groomed better than most people I know! I actually felt bad when we left there with our first dog, knowing I was taking her away from such a wonderful home, which is completely the opposite from what I’ve felt with the dogs we’ve got in the past from other breeders. Karen even gave us a ziplock bag full of shredded boiled chicken because that’s what our dog liked for a snack. It is so much fun seeing all the RMBT dogs in person…and yes, they’re just as beautiful in person as what you see on their website & Facebook page. Each dog has its own unique colorations, markings & personality, yet they’re all beautiful, healthy, well cared for & well socialized. This time we were there, we got to see all the puppies (except the newborns) and they were gorgeous! Their new Mommies & Daddies are going to be over the moon happy when they meet them for the first time!! We got our first little girl from RMBT in December 2015, went back in March 2016 for our little boy & back again a week ago for our 2nd little girl. All 3 of our dogs are beautiful, healthy & well socialized & handled the long, several days’ road trip from CO to IN like champs. No whining, no crying, no car sickness…they adapted instantly & felt like they’d been a part of our family forever! I’ve become friends with some other “parents” of RMBT dogs & they too are so pleased with their “babies” & the experience they had with RMBT that they wouldn’t dream of getting another Biewer Terrier anywhere else. Karen’s always great about answering any questions I’ve ever had & always returns my texts or calls, even over a year later. The Hansens are an amazing, hard-working young family who have put so much into establishing their kennel & producing dogs of excellent quality that maintain the highest of breed standards. Their dogs are all DNA tested, vet checked & microchipped and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a Biewer Terrier. I know I’d never consider going anywhere else.
Bernice Singleton –
Our son lives two doors down from the Hansons and while we were visiting him at Christmas, found out about the Biewer Breed. We had raised a Yorkie and lost her two years ago. I knew very little about this breed. We talked to the Hansons and made an appointment to visit their home and see available puppies. We were very impressed with the Hansons. We sat on their sofa for quite awhile while we checked out the puppies.We fell in love with one and had her completely checked by a local vet before we purchased her. She was very healthy so we flew home to Florida with her. We took her to our vet and they said she was very healthy and her joints were very good. We couldn’t be happier with our little girl, Gabby. She gets along great with adults and children. She’s extremely playful and is so much fun to watch. Any time we have questions on grooming or training, the Hansons are very responsive and helpful. I highly recommend this breeder for purchasing a Biewer Terrier!
Jan McMillan –
Rocky Mountain Biewer Terriers are the most gorgeous dogs in the U.S. My experience purchasing (2) two of the most beautiful, healthy, well mannered dogs was amazing. Jared and Karen Hansen are raising excellent quality dogs and know how to process the paperwork to make your purchase an effort less experience. I am so pleased to have found Rocky Mountain Biewer Terriers to add to my home. Thank you Karen for your quick responses and thank you Jared for taking time to jump through hoops to get my dogs on the same flight. Janice McMillan Canyon Texas
Kathryn Melanson –
we own two Biewers and two Yorkies, have for many years, so always research thoroughly and very familiar with some of the best breeders. From the start, the Rocky Mountain Biewer site was impressive…selection, description and our request for additional photos and videos was immediately granted. In addition, insight to the dogs personality and energy, given the new puppy would have a “dog family” already in place to fit into, we were very much counting on any information we could get. We received, we felt honest appraisal of the pups personality, appearance, and it was tremendously helpful in selecting the pup that would best fit in with our lively lifestyle and the much-loved pups we already have. In addition, while describing to Karen, the very active traveling lifestyle and ‘business’ life the dogs live (office travel daily in addition to plane travel etc), she was terrific at describing just which pup would be best. The vet connection Karen provided, with a portal and very complete medical report was not only very professional, but very complete. The result of our Biewer flying all day on 3 flights, and still arriving happy, gave further support to the personality Karen had described. In less than one week, Mila Tatiana is not only fully house broken, but after three professional trainings, walks on lead, sits and comes from 50 yards away. Karen had described Mila (formerly Miss Nelley) accurately, and she is an absolute adorable, super smart joy! We are picky, and would highly recommend Rocky Mountain Terriers. An excellent experience , and we’ve had good ones previously–RMT was a fabulous choice for us that we are very happy with. Kathryn & Tom Melanson, CT
Carolina Velasquez. –
Mi experiencia con ROCKY MOUNTAIN Será inolvidable… todo con ellos es fácil y rápido, desde el acceso a su página de internet, la disponibilidad de los cachorros, la facilidad en los métodos de pago, hasta el envío seguro de la nueva mascota…. Si había algo que me preocupara, era el envío desde el criadero hasta miami, y ellos me dieron la certeza de que mi cachorro llegaría sin tropiezos y así fue, con la garantía de poder recibir el cachorro a tiempo y en el aeropuerto más cercano, este venía con alimento y agua a su disposición…. finalmente recibí un hermoso cachorro; hoy es un perro sano y muy feliz, además de su belleza física gracias a la buena herencia genética de sus padres. GRACIAS GRACIAS GRACIAS ROCKY MOUNTAIN POR HACER FELIZ A MI FAMILIA. Con cariño. Carolina Velasquez.
Aspen Clement –
We got the most adorable dog from them. They are easy to work with and we picked up a wonderful healthy puppy. Will refer them to friends and work with them again. Our dog Banjo is already a part of the family. They were truthful about everything they told us.
Chelsea Roberts –
We cannot be more pleased with our little guy Sir Vance. Karen & Jared were so nice and welcoming when we went to their beautiful home to meet them and our new family member. We were able to play with some of the adult Biewers and they were all very clean and very well cared for. Our little guy was very well adjusted. You can tell without a doubt that both Karen & Jared give the best care to their babies and truly love what they do!
Babs Holtzman –
Today, I want to share an honest, if somewhat long, review about a living breathing thing, a little, less than 3 pound Biewer Terrier Puppy. What is a Biewer Terrier? I had no idea since I did not go looking for one. We had lost our “Little Man”, a Yorkie a few years ago and we were ready to be fur baby parents again. Like so many, I started exporing the internet and somehow I landed on Rocky Mountain Biewer website. I looked at the site, which was impressive but the best part was that this is NOT a puppy mill! Very large, clean facility. No crates, happy puppies playing together. Karen (Karen and Jared are the owners of Rocky Mountain) were interacting with all of them and knew their names. There were ribbons on the wall from shows. We fell in love with “Sir Iseah”. We called and spoke to Karen and she answered all of our questions. We put down our deposit and schedule to fly Sir Iseah to our home. Before Louie came, whenever we had a question we would call and speak to either Karen or Jared and again all question were promptly answered. There website offers lots of info also. My concern was flying, which, they assured me that they had never had a problem. I had already scheduled a veterinarian appointment for our baby for the day after we received him. At the vet, a problem was detected that Karen and Jared’s vet somehow missed. We of course called and they were shocked at our discovery but never once doubted us. A perfect, reputable, honest and caring solution was offered. We have now had our “baby” since December 2017 and he is happy, well socialized and healthy. To deal with the Hansen’s and their professional knowledge of this breed has brought us to a very happy fulfillment in our lives. Karen and Jared are the best. Babs Holtzman
Connie Shifflet –
My husband and I have always wanted a Biewer Terrier! We have searched and searched the world wide Internet for a credible Breeder! About 7 weeks ago, we discovered Rocky Mountain Biewer Terriers! Our prayers were finally answered! Karen and Jared were AMAZING to deal with! Our dreams were (finally) answered thanks to them! They were kind, friendly, had patience and accommodating for us to get our baby! We LOVE our baby Biewer Terrier “Lexi”! Karen continues to maintain contact with me to ensure our happiness and satisfaction with our new baby “Lexi”! My husband is a 29 year retired police lieutenant with the Sheriffs Office on the South side of Chicago. He is somewhat skeptical, but after dealing with Karen and Jared at Rocky Mountain Biewer Terriers, his faith is restored, with dealing with (great) dog breeders! Please feel free to contact Karen or Jared if you want a GREAT Biewer Terrier Breeder! They are AWESOME people to deal with! 🥰
Peggy Young –
Buying a puppy today is very stressful, especially choosing it and putting a deposit on one sight unseen. There are a lot of scammers and bad breeders out there. I did a lot of research online including visiting a home with puppies that had come from this breeder. It was obvious to me that this breeder was a good one. Once I made my decision I worked with Karen closely. I told her what I wanted, what I was looking for and she picked the perfect puppy for me! During the process she sent me videos and photos and kept me updated. She also sent me valuable information to help me with my puppy once he was home. I couldn’t be more happy! I highly recommend this breeder! I can’t believe this beautiful puppy is mine!
Alison Freed –
I can’t say enough good things about Rocky Mountain Biewer Terriers, and I could go on and on and on about our precious puppy (but you can check him out @Boomer.the.Biewer on Instagram). I initially contacted them and asked if they ever had any extra big puppies. To my surprise Karen responded right away and said she had one available. I asked for a photo, and was absolutely delighted when she sent me a video of him just 10 minutes later. We put our deposit down that same day. We had a month and a half to prepare for his arrival as they do not allow the puppies to leave their home before 12 weeks of age. This is because they value their health over their profits. Their website is so incredibly informative! She has practically every question you could think to ask already answered. She has links to purchase the specific food, treats, and grooming products they use. She also has blog posts that detail how to set up their puppy area, how to groom them, how to feed them, etc. They also have a Facebook page for their puppy parents to connect with each other. I found this especially comforting because I know only a reputable breeder would set up a forum for their clients to share their experiences. Even with all of this information readily available at my fingertips, I still had a couple of questions. Karen was so incredibly responsive every single time I contacted her. One day I was feeling a little blue so I asked if she had any recent photos of our puppy- and she made my day when she sent me another video of him just a few minutes later. Karen checked in with me on Boomer’s last night in their home to make sure we had everything he needed. We utilized Carmella’s services and had him delivered to DIA. He arrived clean, healthy, and happy. These puppies come pre-socialized as they are raised in their home, not in cages. We took him to the vet a few days after his arrival and got a clean bill of health. He is great with our 4 kids and our senior dog. He already knew to use the puppy pads and has done a great job potty training so far. He is so smart and has already picked up a couple of tricks with minimal effort in just a matter of weeks, and he rarely barks (knock on wood). If you are looking for an active, smart, playful puppy to join your family- contact RMBT.