Country of Origin: Germany
  • Activity Level: moderate
  • Grooming Level: high
  • Trainability: high
  • Adaptability: high
  • Kid/Pet Friendly: often
  • Average Size: Small
  • Average Lifespan: 16 years
  • Prey Drive: high
  • Watchdog: aware
  • Registered?: aca, akc
4.9 out of 5
Average based on 42 Reviews

Biewer Terrier Breed Profile


Owner Experience


Activity Level


Life Span

Did You Know?

This breed is affectionate, brave, energetic and loyal with their master. Biewer Terriers, also referred to as Biewer Yorkies, are aggressive to other strange dogs. They are not recommended for young children unless they are carefully supervised.

The Biewer Terrier is easy to train, although they can sometimes be stubborn.  This dog breed requires a lot of human attention.

Their coat is straight and shiny without an undercoat. The colors are similar to the Yorkshire Terrier except for the pure white on the belly, face, and legs. They require combing with a wire comb weekly.

They are active small dogs that need daily exercise. They are fairly active indoors but should be walked daily.

Shoulder height: 8-9 inches  Weight: 6-10lbs

A Biewer Terrier will generally live for about 16 years.

The Biewer Terrier dog breed was originally called a German Yorkshire Terrier.