At 7lb (at its ideal size), the Biewer Terrier is one of the smallest dog breeds around! Although they’re often mistaken for a Yorkie, they were bred from them to complete a separate breed. They often have white markings, which a Yorkie does not, and they also have a long, silky coat. They don’t tend to shed a lot, which makes them ideal for people with allergies (though it’s important to remember that no dog is truly hypoallergenic).
These dogs are very playful and energetic little dogs. If you want a dog that truly loves its people, look no further. They will dedicate themselves to their owners and are happiest when next to you. Even though they’re small, they do have moderate energy needs for their size and will need to be walked every day. At least, they should have a yard to run around in where they can exert some of that energy! They learn quickly too, though their small size means potty training will take some time. This Terrier should start to gain full control of their bladder at around six months old.
Biewer Terrier – A Vocal Dog
They make good watchdogs. This Terrier will be quick to alert you if anything is wrong! This does mean, however, they can be very vocal and you should be prepared for that — particularly if you have neighbors that may not appreciate this.
Another issue that can occur is separation anxiety. These dogs need to be taught how to be alone. In general, they’re simply not the dog you can leave alone for eight hours every day while you’re at work. Consider if your lifestyle actually suits the needs of the Biewer Terrier before getting one, as you should with any dog breed. They’re small, but as with any dog, they have their own challenges.