Biewer Terrier Top Knot Issue – BTCA Standard Changes

The latest draft of the Biewer Terrier Breed Standard states “Head fall is tied up into a single ponytail on top of the head, hanging loose”
If you look at the picture below, you will see how that totally alters the earset. No judge will ever be able to tell what the natural earset would look like.

 

 

Coat Long and flowing with a soft silky texture.  Hair is straight without an undercoat, hanging close to the ground if not touching.  Coat may be trimmed to floor length for ease of movement.  Head fall is tied up into a single ponytail on top of the head, hanging loose.  Puppy ponytails may be placed a little lower on the head as to gather the short hairs.  A bow is used for adornment; no topknots or rollovers.  Feet are trimmed for a neat, clean appearance. Trim around anus. Head falls that have been altered by teasing, curling, topknots, or rollovers shall be so Severely Penalized as to be eliminated from competition.

Eliminating Faults;  Head falls that have been altered by teasing, curling, topknots, or rollovers.

 

Biewer Terrier BTCA Top Knot Issue

 

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Latest Draft – Biewer Terrier Standard

General Appearance— The Biewer Terrier is an elegant, longhaired, tri colored toy terrier with the hair parting down the middle and hanging straight and evenly on both sides of the body.  The back is level, with height at shoulders being equal to height at the croup.  Although the outline of the dog gives the appearance of a square, the body length is slightly longer than the overall height.  The tail is set high and carried well arched over the body, covered with a long luxurious plume.  The Biewer Terrier has a lighthearted whimsical, childlike attitude.  Although mischievous at times, they are obedient and make a loyal companion.

Size, Proportion, SubstanceSizeHeight at the shoulders is the same as the height at the croup, measuring 7 to 11 inches, with weight being 4 to 8 lbs.  ProportionLength of body from prosternum to ischium is longer than over all height, making the dog off square although square is acceptable.  SubstanceBody is fine to medium boned with a level top line. Serious Fault- Over 8 lbs.

HeadExpressionIs more human than that of a dog, being bright and intelligent.  EyesAre medium sized and may be round or almond shaped with a crisp, clear countenance.  Iris and rims are dark in color.  EarsAre small, upright, V shaped, moderately wide set and covered with hair except the tips being shaved.  They are set to the back of the skull and the base is level with the eyes.  SkullSlightly rounded.  StopModerate.   Muzzle Just under one-third the length of the head.  Nose Completely black.  Lips Black.  Bite Level or scissor bite.  Teeth Straight and even.  Serious Fault- Broken down or cropped ears.  Disqualification Blue or hazel eyes.

Neck, Topline and BodyNeckModerate in length, free from throatiness.  Topline- Level.  Bodylength is slightly longer than the overall height, although square is acceptable.  Chest Comes to the elbows with a good width.  Ribs Moderately sprung.  Underline Slightly tucked up.  Back Level topline.  Loin Well developed and strong.  Tail Set high, when in movement carried well arched over the body, covered with a long luxurious plume.  Plume lies to either side of the body.  Length of tail must go to the stifles or longer.  When reposed, the tail may be relaxed.  Serious Faults Roach or rounded back; high in the front or rear;  Disqualification- Gay or tightly curled tail.

Forequarters— Forelegs should be straight, elbows neither in nor out.  AngulationModerate.  Shoulders are nicely laid back to allow for good reach and freedom of movement.  Elbows-set close to the body.  LegsStraight when viewed from the front are muscular and covered with hair.  PasternsUp and straight.  DewclawsMay be removed but not required.  FeetRound.  ToesCovered with hair, trimmed for show. Pads Black and/or flesh.  NailsBlack and/or white.

HindquartersIn balance with the forequarters.   AngulationRear to match front.  LegsHind legs are straight when viewed from behind, muscular and covered with hair.  StifleSlightly bent when viewed from the side.  HocksStraight when viewed from behind, pointing neither in nor out.  Dewclaws May be removed but not required.  FeetRound.  ToesCovered with hair, trimmed for show.  Pads Black and/or flesh.  NailsBlack and/or white.

Coat Long and flowing with a soft silky texture.  Hair is straight without an undercoat, hanging close to the ground if not touching.  Coat maybe trimmed to floor length for ease of movement.  Head fall is tied up into a single ponytail on top of the head, hanging loose.  Puppy ponytails may be place a little lower on the head as to gather the short hairs.  A bow is used for adornment; no topknots or rollovers.  Feet are trimmed for a neat, clean appearance. Trim around anus. Head falls that have been altered by teasing, curling, topknots, or roll overs shall be so Severely Penalized as to be eliminated from competition.

Color— The Biewer Terrier is a tri-colored toy terrier.  Head Coloring- Blue/Black, Gold/Tan and White in good symmetry. Any combination of the following two colors, (Blue/Black and Gold/ Tan); (Gold/ Tan and White) in good symmetry is acceptable.  Body Coloring- Hair on back is blue/black and white.  Amounts of each color are of personal preference with no dominating patterns.  A small amount of tan hair may be found around the anus.  Chest, Stomach, Legs and Tip of the Tail- White. The white from the chest should come up the neck to cover the chin.  Legs are to be white from the elbows and stifles to the feet.     Disqualification- any color combinations other than what are listed in the standard; Brown on body.

Gait— The Biewer Terrier moves with confidence and pride. Movement should be graceful, smooth and straightforward, without being stilted or hackneyed.  When viewed from the side the top line remains level, he gives an impression of rapid movement, size considered.  Hind legs should track in line with the front legs, going neither inside nor outside.  Tail must be up when in movement.  Disqualification – Hackneyed gait.

Temperament— Intelligent, loyal and very devoted to their human family.  They have a fun loving, childlike attitude that makes them a great companion for all ages.  They quickly make friends with animals of any origin.

Serious Faults Roach or rounded back; pale nostrils; broken down or cropped ears; over 8 lbs.

Eliminating Faults;  Head falls that have been altered by teasing, curling, topknots, or roll overs.

Disqualifications Blue or hazel eyes; Gay or tightly curled tail; hackneyed gait; Any color combinations other than what are listed in the standard:  Brown on body.

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Karen Hansen @Rocky Mountain Biewer Terriers

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