Our Biewer Terrier Puppy Kit includes everything you need to pick up and travel with your puppy and more.
The pet carrier will comfortably fit 2 puppies or a full gown adult up to 7 lb.
Please make sure you have this shipped to you. The flight nanny cannot take liquids (Shampoo, Conditioner, Nutrical) into the cabin and is not checking a bag.
Our Biewer Terrier Puppy Kit includes everything you need to pick up and travel with your puppy and more.
The pet carrier will comfortably fit 2 puppies or a full gown adult up to 7 lb.
with Pet Carrier, without Pet Carrier
Click here to listen: How can I buy a Biewer Terrier Puppy?
You can have a look at the Available Puppies Section here on our website. Any puppy that has a picture showing in the description, and a green flag that says “Available“, is ready to be reserved. If there is a puppy that you really like, you can reserve it with a deposit. This will make the puppy unavailable for anyone else. Or you can Click here to text us! (970)882-3299 and ask any questions you might have or request additional videos.
If there is a higher demand for our puppies, you might not find any puppies in the “Available Puppies Section”.
We require a $500 non-refundable deposit to join the waiting list. We take first pictures and videos of our puppies, once they are about 6-8 weeks old. You will receive info, videos, and pictures of our available puppies via text message. If you and another family are interested in the same puppy, then the pay date of the deposit has priority.
Only the puppies that did not get reserved by the families on our waiting list, will eventually be listed on our website for the general public to look at and reserve. The waiting list might appear longer than you wish but not every family on the waiting list is actually ready for a puppy right away. Some want to get a puppy later this year and others might have very specific expectations on the size and color & markings. You can always skip and wait for the next litter without losing your spot in line on the waiting list. The current average waiting period to buy a Biewer Puppy and receive the first videos and pictures of available puppies is currently 3-5 weeks.
|Deposit Date||Puppy Gender||Name||State||Preferences|
|4/2/2022||2 Girls||Lori R.||AB||small girls|
|5/18/2022||Girl||Ebony C.||TX||small, after 10/9|
|6/17/2022||Girl||Tina K.||AZ||7-8 lbs. now|
|9/2/2022||Girl||Wendy E.||FL||small, after 10/20|
In order to buy a Biewer puppy, please send a deposit and join our waiting list, please click here.
The best way to contact us is via Text Message. You can text us at (970)882-3299 and we will try to answer you within just a few hours.
Our office voice mail is usually full every morning at 9 AM. Calling our office or emailing is not the best option. We are a family and do not have a team of customer service representatives to forward possible questions. We spend most of the day with our dogs and the puppies and are not able to stay near the phone to answer calls or sit in the office to answer emails.
Other ways to get in touch with us:
We have a Facebook Group called “Friends of Rocky Mountain Biewer Terriers”
The group is for all our Puppy Parents and their families. You can meet with littermate families or ask questions and get advice about anything Biewer-related.
Food, Grooming, Fashion, Puppy Strollers, Cameras, Treats, Veterinarians, Spay & Neuter, Toys, Beds, Recipes, Traveling, and more. You are welcome to visit the group and learn more about us and our puppies.
Once you put down a deposit for your future puppy, you can join the group and stay updated about your pup’s progress, videos, vet visits, weight updates, etc.
We also have a Facebook Page but since “animal sales” are now banned on Facebook, we are not updating the page very frequently.
Click here to listen: Do you offer puppy delivery?
There are different ways to get your puppy.
Ideally, you can schedule an appointment with us. You can travel directly to our home in Dolores, Colorado to pick up your puppy.
We could also meet you at the Cortez, CO Airport on any day of the week. The airport code is CEZ and the best way to search for affordable flights is here.
Since our local airport is very small and doesn’t offer many non-stop destinations, we schedule a puppy delivery at the Denver International Airport once a month and you can meet us there. This option might save you another layover or an overnight stay at a hotel. You can review the next dates for the available trips to Denver, CO here.
You can also share the travel expenses with another family from your area and ask them to bring your puppy back with them on their way home. This has worked great in the past and you can review the current travel locations for all pups here. The best way to arrange the delivery for your puppy this way would be by posting a request in our Puppy Parent Group on Facebook. Of course, you are also welcome to post an offer to bring somebody else’s puppy home with you.
We are fortunate to own a Twin Engine Airplane to deliver our Rocky Mountain Biewer Terrier Puppies across the country to their new families. Starting in Fall 2022, we will be offering a Same Day Puppy Delivery Service. The average cost to operate our plane is about $450/hour and to make the delivery affordable, we take several puppies on the same delivery trip. If you have any questions about this delivery option, please text us at (970)882-3299.
Click here to listen: Is there a puppy contract?
You can review our puppy contract below. Just click on the pages to zoom in.
If you have already reserved your puppy with a deposit, you can use this link and fill out our puppy contract online. You will need your puppy’s name, gender, color, and birthdate, which can all be found in the Puppy Description on our website.
Please look in the “Reserved Puppies” section to find your puppy’s info, as it won’t be listed as available once you reserved it.
If you reserved a puppy that is not listed on our website, please text us at (970) 882-3299 to request the necessary information for your puppy contract.
Once your contract has been filled out and signed by you, we will get notified automatically. We will sign the contract on our end before your puppy leaves here. Please do not submit a printed copy.
To make Partial Payments of the Final Payment on your puppy, please use the link at the bottom of the website. It says “Make a Payment”. You can manually enter your balance or the amount you wish to pay. Important: If your puppy stays with us longer than the usual 12 weeks, please make sure it is paid 48 hours prior to its 12th week birthday.
Click here to listen: What does my Biewer Puppy eat?
There are 3 types of dry food that you should have on hand before your Biewer puppy comes home to you.
Please order at least 1 x 8 lb. bag. This dog food cannot be ordered on Amazon or elsewhere. It will ship straight from the maker to your door to make sure it’s not sitting in somebody’s warehouse for months. Life’s Abundance has the best possible rating with DogFoodAdvisor.com. As per our health guarantee, you should be feeding LA at least for the first year. Please check with us before you change the dry food for your puppy. Also please always check on DogFoodAdvisor.com to learn more about certain commercial dog foods.
The goal is to eventually wean off your puppy from baby kibbles and cooked meals. If you enjoy cooking for your pup you can of course continue to do so. I will write up another FAQ with yummy meal recipes. And since you are already on the LA website for the kibbles, you can also add a pack of these Bully Sticks.
Biewer Puppies are very small and sometimes it’s difficult for them to crack the kibbles with their little teeth. That’s why we mix the food above, with a 2nd food. Purina Pro Plan Toy Breed Puppy kibbles are very small and the puppies love them. It’s hs. 4.5 star rating with dog food advisor so still pretty good food to feed. Please make sure you mix this 5 lb. bag it the 8 lb. bag of the Life’s Abundance Kibbles.
The third food is Freeze-Dried Raw food from PRIMAL. It comes in chicken, beef, duck, rabbit, salmon, venison, turkey, pork, or lamb formula. It is important to rotate the proteins for your puppy. Primal Nuggets can be powdered in the kitchen blender and then mixed into the kibble mix. The powder will coat the kibbles and make them extra flavorful and yummy. Please order a couple of different formulas like beef and duck. Don’t order the chicken formula as the dry kibbles are already based on chicken meat.
All puppies have immune systems that take time to mature. The terms of our health guarantee will not be honored unless the puppies are given NuVet Plus immune system builder for at least the first year of the health guarantee. Nuvet Immune System Builder is a supplement that you can just add to the kibble mix. You can either add 1/2 cup of it to the kibble mix you prepped or you can add a teaspoon of it to the kibble bowl every time you refill it.
Mix 1/2 cup of the supplement and the three dry foods together (1x 8 lb. of LA, 1 x 5 lb. bag of Purina Toy Puppy, and 1 x 14 oz. bag of Primal Nuggets (run only the nuggets through the blender). Don’t add water to any of the foods! You will have close to 14 lb. of dry dog food for your puppy. You can store the mix in a small dog food storage container. All our dogs are free-fed with access to the kibble mix 24/7. Please have a bowl of this kibble mix available for your puppy to snack on at all times.
1. If you don’t want to cook for your puppy and rather receive freshly cooked meals in the mail, please read here and get 50% off on your first order.
The Farmer’s Dog or also NomNom is real, fresh food and all of the nutrition dogs need to be healthy, and none of the harsh processing, fillers, or preservatives of most commercial options. A fresh, complete, and balanced diet is one of the most important investments you can make in your dog’s long-term health. The Farmer’s Dog and also NomNom is gently cooked to maintain whole food integrity and natural nutrients. The meal plans are personalized to your dog’s specific needs based on a profile you create when signing up. The meals are delivered right to your door and arrive frozen to ensure safety and nutritional integrity upon arrival. Just store the packs in the freezer, and move packs to the fridge to defrost a day before serving. The food is pre-cooked and does not require any special preparation.
Please sign up here for a weekly delivery with The Farmers Dog.
If you want to try NomNom, please sign up here.
2. If you enjoy home cooking for your pup, please read here:
Your puppy will need 2 cooked meals a day for at least the next 2-3 weeks. You can then start to offer only one meal and if you prefer to feed the dry food mix only, then you can wean your puppy off any cooked meals.
You can boil a 5 lb. bag of unseasoned, frozen, or fresh chicken breast and also brown 2 lb. very lean ground beef. Shred the chicken breast in the blender for just a few seconds so it is nicely shredded or mix it with the hand mixer. Make sure you don’t leave any big chunks of chicken breast. Hungry puppies can choke on chunky food! Mix the shredded chicken with the fried ground beef and fry everything up in a large frying pan. Add 5-6 eggs to it and fry everything together. Make sure the egg is completely cooked and not raw. Once this chicken-beef-egg mix has cooled off, you can bag up 1 cup size portions in little ziplock bags and put it in your freezer. This will last for weeks and you don’t have to cook every day.
Serve 1 cup of the cooked mix on a plate and give your puppy 10 minutes to eat and then put the leftovers back in the fridge.
Foreign customers will not be able to order the Life’s Abundance Kibbles. Please contact us to discuss alternative dry food options.
Click here to listen: What does my Biewer Puppy eat?
Click here to listen: Is there a Biewer Puppy shopping list?
We created an Amazon shopping list with the basic items that we recommend to have purchased before your puppy comes home to you. The shopping list includes items that your puppy has been using here at Rocky Mountain Biewer Terriers. It will make the transition to your home much easier if you purchase the same items for your new puppy, at least for the first few weeks. The shopping list includes the Donut Cuddler Bed, which has been the #1 rated bed for our Biewer puppies. Many of our puppy parents purchased the bed on Amazon and posted adorable pictures of stories on the Puppy Group on Facebook.
The washable potty pads we use here at RMBT, are also on the list. The puppies are familiar with these pads since they were born in the whelping box. The puppies were trained by their mothers to use them. You can wash these pads in your washing machine. Very important are also the small grooming brushes, the face comb, and the nail trimmer. Your puppy needs a daily brushing so it doesn’t get knots and mats in its hair. There are different dog foods that you will need to prepare the perfect kibble mix for your pup as well as a puppy supplement, food plates, a pet carrier for travel and vet visits, and other important items.
The Amazon Button below will take you to the basic item list. You can review the shopping list and add the products to your cart on Amazon.
Click here to listen: Do I get AKC papers?
There is a widely held belief that AKC or AKC papers” and the quality of a puppy are one and the same. The AKC is a dog registry. AKC does not breed or sell dogs, it will not guarantee the quality or health of dogs in its registry. Akc also does not require any health testing.
If you purchase an AKC Registration Certificate for a puppy sold on a pet contract (no show & breeding rights), you will receive a Limited AKC Registration Certificate. The certificate identifies the dog as the offspring of a known sire and dam born on a known date. It will have the name and birthdate of the puppy, the name of the breeder, and the names of the parents. The pedigree is a 3-generation family tree that provides registered names, registration numbers, and available coat colors for 14 immediate ancestors in your dog’s family tree. If you purchase AKC Registration for your puppy with us, we will register the puppy in your puppy with AKC, after you received your puppy. All puppies will have our Kenne name “Rocky Mountain’s” in front of their name. We also add the customer’s last name. Example: Rocky Mountain’s Ginger Hansen. The process can take up to 4 weeks, and for pedigrees sometimes longer.
Our puppies usually get their last vet check, on the Wednesday before they leave our home. Per request, we can also provide you with a Veterinarian Health Certificate from the State of Colorado.
We do not take our puppies to a veterinarian clinic! This way they will not be exposed to sick animals at the vet clinic. Our veterinarian visits us here at the house once a week and checks all puppies that will travel within the next 5-6 days.
During the wellness vet check, our veterinarian evaluates the puppy’s attitude, checks eyes & ears, mouth, teeth, gums, nose & throat, listens to the heart, lunges, and respiration looks at the skin and hair coat, and looks for undescended testicles.
Please check with your airline about the requirements for carry-on pets, traveling in cabin with you.
Click here to listen: What is Hypoglycemia?
Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar is a disorder that occurs mainly in small breed puppies between six and sixteen weeks of age. It often occurs without warning and can appear after the puppy misses a meal, gets cold, becomes exhausted from playing, not enough rest, etc.
Your puppy’s battery is charging when the puppy eats, rests, and takes plenty of naps. If your puppy is awake, plays, or if your puppy is cold, the battery gets drained, and the blood sugar will eventually drop if not re-charged.
When the blood sugar level gets too low, your puppy will become sleepy, the gums will get pale, the puppy won’t be interested in food, or toys because it feels weak. If you do not catch that problem in time, it will get worse. The puppy will get very lethargic, it is unable to get up, and can get cramps or seizures. If your puppy goes to bed with low blood sugar, and you don’t do anything about it, it might not be alive the next morning. Here at RMBT, we actually get up at night to feed very small 8 weeks old weaning puppies at 3 AM to prevent hypoglycemia.
Watch for your puppy to become tired or droopy. The puppy may appear sad, weak, wobbly, or jerky. In an advanced case of low blood sugar, the puppy could be unresponsive, in a coma, cramp, or seizure. If your puppy has any symptoms of hypoglycemia you must act fast! If the puppy is awake, give it 2 cc of Dextrose and 1 cc of Nutri-Cal by mouth.
(2 cc is the same as 2 ml)
If your puppy is too weak to get up, you need to be very careful when administering dextrose to make sure it can still swallow the liquid. The puppy needs to be kept warm and you should see signs of improvement in 10-15 minutes. Once your puppy is up on its feet again you need to hand feed it.
If no improvement, then call your veterinarian. If your puppy is unconscious you need to take it to the ER right away.
Help your puppy to get enough rest and allow only 30 minutes of play at a time, followed by rest or sleep. In addition, supervise your puppy closely with children to make sure it is getting enough rest. Make sure your puppy is not cold and if needed adjust the temperature in a certain room of your house for the puppy. Our puppies are used to 72-80 degrees.
Above all, you can prevent low blood sugar by feeding the cooked meals with shredded, unseasoned chicken breast. The puppies also love baked chicken thighs, small amounts of scrambled egg, low-fat cottage cheese, lean ground beef, or turkey, or a cooked lean steak, sliced very thin.
Low blood sugar can come with the excitement and stress of going to a new home. Give Nutri-Cal for the first 10 days, 3 times a day, 1 cc.
Make sure that your puppy eats at least every six hours and more often it is very small. In addition to the cooked meals, keep dry food and water available at all times.
There is nothing wrong with testing your puppy’s blood sugar level at home. Children and adults with diabetes do it all the time to prevent emergencies. If you have never used a blood sugar tester, you can just try it on yourself first. For just $20, you can order a Blood Sugar Test Kit here. It comes with everything you need to do up to 50 tests at home. It takes 5 seconds and is very simple and painless. The best spots to get a tiny blood sample from your puppy would be on the inside of the ear or from one of the little toes.
Massage either spot or warm the spot up before you use the little poker (lancing device) to make sure it works right away and you don’t have to try again.
The normal glucose level for a Biewer Terrier puppy ranges between 60 mg/dL and 111 mg/dL.
Anything less than 60 mg/dL, indicates low blood sugar/Hypoglycemia.
If you reserved a puppy that is unusually small, we recommend having Dextrose, some jars of Gerber Baby Food “Chicken & Gravy” and 1 pack of “Baby Gerber Rice Cereal”, and 1 pack of 6 cc oral syringes available. However, you might never need those items but they can be a lifesaver in the event of Hypoglycemia and therefore we recommend having them on hand. An ER overnight vet bill for a puppy with low blood sugar will cost you at least $2000.
Click on the links below to order the recommended products directly on Amazon.
If you are not sure if your puppy might be hypoglycemic, you can also contact us for detailed instructions on how to help your puppy with low blood sugar. Please text us at (970) 882-3299.
One of the questions we get asked the most is about the “estimated adult weight” of the puppy. Most of our dogs mature in the 6 lb range.
Biewer Terriers and other toy breeds grow faster than larger breeds and stop growing between 9 to 12 months of age. Most of their growth happens between birth and 11 weeks. To best predict the puppy’s estimated adult weight, we take their 6-week weight, double it and then double it again. A puppy who weighs 1.5 pounds at 6 weeks will weigh approximately 6 pounds as an adult (1.5×2=3, 3×2=6).
Please keep in mind that these are estimates and aren’t always accurate. You could end up with a bigger or smaller dog than you anticipated! We receive a lot of requests for so-called Teacup Biewer Terrier Puppies. Please know that the Biewer Terrier only comes in one standard size which can range anywhere from 4-8 lbs. To indicate that a puppy’s estimated adult weight might be under 4 lbs., we call them “Mini” in some of our descriptions on the website. But there are no Toy Biewers or Mini Biewers, or Teacup Biewers as per the breed standard. The purchase price for certain puppies also indicates a dog puppy being on the small side as it takes much more effort to raise very small puppies.
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Click here to listen: Is my puppy microchipped?
All our Biewer Puppies get microchipped when they are about 6-7 weeks old before the first pictures and videos are taken. You will find the chip number in the puppy contract and on the vet report and vaccination records.
If you purchased the Microchip Registration through our website, we will register your puppy with your contact information with AKC Reunite. Otherwise, please go to www.AKCreunite.org and register your puppy as soon as you received it. It is required as per the puppy contract to register the microchip.
Can you imagine how it feels if your furkid would get lost? The feeling when your heart sinks …. Where do you start looking? Who do you ask?
It happened several times over the last few years!
The little Biewer Puppy Girl that jumped off the passenger seat at the Target Parking Lot, was reunited with her family in less than 2 hours. They were still looking under all the cars on the parking lot, while her mom received a call from AKC on her cellphone. She was riding around the block with Animal Control. Her chip was registered with AKC.
We have a public Facebook group called “Friends of Rocky Mountain Biewer Terriers”. The group is for our puppy parents to exchange anything Biewer-related. We frequently take puppy and litter videos and post them in the Group. Once you reserved your puppy, this group is the place to connect and find video updates, weights, travel buddies, etc. You will find the littermate families of your puppy and you can even arrange playdates or find recipes, and other advice from us and previous puppy parents. Please click here to join.
This health guarantee is conditional and only applies to dogs sold by Rocky Mountain Biewer Terriers, LLC.
If within one year from the date of purchase of the dog, the dog is found and certified by two licensed veterinarians of buyer’s choosing, to have a life-threatening congenital or life-threatening hereditary condition, and if the seller is notified within seven business days of the first veterinarian’s determination, the seller will provide a replacement dog of equivalent value. Seller reserves the right to obtain a third opinion of the seller’s choosing to determine the life-threatening congenital or life-threatening hereditary condition. All veterinarian reports must contain the dog’s microchip number. The buyer must return the dog at the buyers’ cost. All travel expenses, shipping costs, courier fees, etc. to return the dog and to receive a replacement dog are the buyer’s sole responsibility if the buyer is unable to travel to the seller’s address.
If between the first and tenth anniversary of the date of purchase from Seller, the dog is found and certified by two licensed veterinarians of the buyer’s choosing, to have a life-threatening congenital or hereditary condition, and if the seller is notified within seven business days of the first veterinarian’s determination, the seller shall issue a credit in the amount of fifty percent (50%) of the purchase price of the dog towards the purchase of a replacement dog from Seller. The buyer does not have to return the original dog to the seller.
These terms and conditions only apply to dogs sold by Rocky Mountain Biewer Terriers, LLC.
The buyer must fulfill these obligations, as explained herein, or this Health Guarantee will terminate and become null and void.
The buyer has three (3) business days from the date of taking possession of the dog, to have the dog examined by a licensed veterinarian. The vet report must contain the dog’s microchip number and must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The buyer agrees that once the buyer takes possession of the dog, the buyer is responsible for all costs associated with vet visits, spaying or neutering, undescended testicles, dental procedures, and surgeries.
(You will void the health guarantee for your dog if you do not have your dog examined within 3 days of taking possession! Please schedule the vet appointment in advance to make sure your vet will be able to examine the dog as stated above)
The buyer is not acting as an agent for any other person or business in the purchase of the dog.
The buyer shall not vaccinate the dog within the first ten days of receiving the dog.
This guarantee will not be honored unless they are given NuVet Plus immune system builder, and the Life Abundance Dog Food Products as directed by the seller, for the first year of this health guarantee.
Should the buyer at any point be unable or unwilling to keep the dog, he must notify the seller within to discuss a return or re-homing of the dog before the dog is being re-homed.
All veterinarian documents must identify the dog with its microchip number.
The dog is intended to be a companion dog; do not breed the dog under any circumstances. The dog must be spayed and neutered within 1 year of the sale. If credible written proof of spay/neuter is not given within one year of the sale, the seller is entitled to $10,000 for damage compensation.
This Health Guarantee shall terminate and become null and void if the Buyer fails to comply with any term in this agreement. This health guarantee shall also terminate and become null and void if the buyer fails to comply with any term in the Purchase Contract. The value of the dog is limited to the purchase price of the dog and does not include taxes or other fees. This health guarantee is non-transferable and is not valid for sales of any puppies delivered outside the United States and Canada.
Once your puppy leaves our home it will usually have received 3 x 6-way (DAPPv + CV) vaccinations (at 6, 8, and 10 weeks) and 1 x Bordetella (Bronchicine CAE) intranasal vaccination (at 4 weeks). Your puppy will be properly dewormed and started on heart-worm prevention as well. We recommend getting 1 more 6-way shot at about 14 weeks of age and the by-law required rabies vaccine at 16 weeks.
Please do not expose your puppy to high traffic areas like gas stations, pet relief areas at the airports, or other possibly contaminated places. Most puppy vaccine manufacturers state that the puppy is not fully protected until all puppy vaccines have been administered.
You will receive a complete electronic vaccination & deworming record once you received your puppy.
Click here to listen: How much grooming is involved?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Click here to listen: How much grooming is involved?
Click here to listen: What if my puppy won’t eat?
Our Biewer Puppies usually leave our home at 12 weeks when they weigh about 2-3 lb. That means your puppy is most likely as small as an average Guinea pig when it comes home to you. Here at Rock Mountain Biewer Terriers, the puppies live together in small puppy packs of usually 5-10 pups. When we feed the babies, everyone gets really excited and chases as fast as they can to the food bowls. The puppies love the competition and eat as much as they can fit before it’s gone. We always make sure that there will be leftovers at the end, so we know that even the littlest ones or the slowest ones were able to eat as much as they want.
The puppies always have access to their Life’s Abundance Kibbles and Freeze Dry Primal Nugget. The cooked food gets served twice a day around 7 AM and 7 PM.
Now your puppy is with you, no littermates around and everything is different. It is very common that the puppies aren’t eating well or refuse to eat at all at their new home, for the first few days. This is a very challenging time for you and your new baby so here is some advice from us to you.
Imagine your puppy’s blood sugar level like a battery, if your puppy eats and then takes a nap, the battery charges, if your puppy is awake, plays, or if your puppy is cold, the battery gets drained, and the blood sugar will eventually drop if not re-charged.
When the blood sugar level gets too low, your puppy will become sleepy, the gums will get paler and paler, the puppy won’t be interested in food, or toys because it feels weak. If you do not catch that problem in time, it will get worse. The puppy will get very lethargic, it is unable to get up, and it will get seizures. If your puppy goes to bed with low blood sugar, and you don’t do anything about it, it might not be alive the next morning.
When you get home with your new puppy:
Yes, everyone is super excited and you probably waited a long time for your puppy to finally come home. You can combine the fun with the important care your puppy needs when you get home. Give your puppy 1 cc of the Nutri-Cal supplement upon arrival at the airport.
Make sure you have pre-cooked some of the suggested meals at home. Baked chicken thighs, sliced or chopped are one of the favorite meals for our Biewer Pups. You can add a little fried ground beef, cottage cheese, and scrambled egg on the side. Warm it up to room temperature and serve only tiny portions so you can tell if your puppy actually ate something or not. Put the plate and some water in a small private room like your bathroom, or guest bathroom. Also, put a cloth potty pad in that area and close the door. Your puppy will not be distracted by people, noise, or toys and the only interesting thing to see should be the food. Wait at least 20 minutes and then check if he/she ate. If not you have to hand feed your baby. You can also throw little pieces and make it like a game. Not all puppies react the same way so you might have to get creative to get your puppy to eat.
If nothing works at all and your puppy won’t eat a thing, take a jar of Baby Gerber “Chicken & Gravy” from your emergency kit and feed it to your puppy with an oral syringe. When syringe feeding a puppy, you have to get a firm grip on your puppy’s head and insert the syringe from the side, not from the front. If you are using a 6 cc oral syringe, you feed the amount in the syringe in 3 little squeezes. Give your puppy time to swallow. 1/2 jar will be good for the night and hopefully, your puppy will eat better the next morning. You can give another 1cc of Nutri-Cal before everyone goes to bed.
Your puppy might not be interested in the kibble dry food for now. It is important to get him/her to eat, and home cooking your pup’s meals will assure weight gain. Take your pup’s weight on a kitchen scale 2-3 times a week. Your pup should be gaining weight, not losing weight.
It takes some patience and juggling to wean your puppy off the cooked meals and transition to kibbles.
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Click here to listen: What things does my puppy need?
HealthyPaws is the insurance that we find to be the best for our pups is also the nationwide best-rated Pet Insurance in 2018, 2019, and 2020.
It has a 15 day waiting period and I suggest that you sign up at least 15 days prior to your puppy’s travel date so you will have coverage once you receive your pup.
The average monthly cost is between $23 and $50, with up to 90% reimbursement and only a $100 deductible. Puppies can have accidents! They can break a leg, swallow things, or simply get sick. The Pet Insurance for your puppy is of course optional but we highly recommend it.
Please click here and select “Yorkshire Terrier” if you are interested:
Click here to listen: Home-made Beef Training Treats
When Jared got me the Freeze Drier for my Birthday, I started making dog treats from our beef and put them in the snack bags for your puppies when they traveled home with you. Many of you have asked if they could order some of these treats because the puppies just love them so much!
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Click here to listen: Can my puppy swim in the pool?
Never leave your puppy unsupervised near a swimming pool. Fix all holes in doors, gates, and fences before you bring your puppy home. Get a life vest for your puppy and show him where the stairs are and how to get out of the pool. There are products like a Swimming Pool Alarm or Pool Escape that you can buy online.
Biewer Terrier puppies are born with floppy ears that start standing up as they get older. During the first few months of their life, Biewer puppy ears have not yet developed the necessary cartilage and muscle strength to stand up on their own. We tape our puppy’s ears so ideally, they are standing nicely, by the time the puppies leave to their new homes.
Unshaved hair, travel or stress, teathing, dehydration, and other factors can cause your puppy’s ears to flop down. We recorded 2 videos for you to show you how to shave and tape them up if they flopped down.
We recommend using the Nexcare Flexible Clear Tape. You can order the tape on Amazon here. We also recommend the Bravura Mini Trimmer to shave the hair off the puppy ears before you tape them. Please remove the tape at least every 3 days and clean the ear with rubbing alcohol. If they flop down again, even after just a few hours, repeat the taping process for another 3 days.
It is very common that Biewer ears flop down again once the puppy is about 5-6 months old and going through a teething period. We recommend taping them during that time again. Strengthening the cartilage in your puppy’s ears through the use of dietary supplements can be helpful – but there’s no solid data on whether this will work. We found that chew toys and bully sticks support muscle training a lot!
There are several other methods that involve hair extension glue, “Breathe Right” strips, and other tapes. Please know that all of our Puppies have intact tails and dewclaws!
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Click here to listen: What is Reverse Sneezing?
Reverse sneezing is a condition that affects all types of dogs, but more commonly smaller dogs such as little Terriers, and brachycephalic breeds. It is a “paroxysmal” respiratory response, meaning that it comes in spasm-like episodes just like “traditional’ sneezing. Biewer puppies might do it when they are excited, after waking up or after drinking water. Some do it a lot and some do it less. As they get older, they usually grow out of it and only don’t reverse sneeze very often at all. There is nothing you need to do or to worry about. If you really want to help stop it, just rub your pup’s throat gently or you can also try to cover the nostrils for a few seconds.