American Kennel Club welcomes Biewer Terrier to the pack

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The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry and advocate for dogs, announced today that the Biewer Terrier has received full recognition, and is eligible to compete in the Toy Group, bringing the number of AKC-recognized breeds to 197.

“We’re thrilled to have the Biewer Terrier join the registry,” said Gina DiNardo, AKC Executive Secretary, in a press release. “This wonderful little dog makes a great companion for a variety of people, and we’re excited to introduce dog lovers to another fantastic breed that may be a perfect match for their family. As always, we encourage people to do their research to find the right breed for their lifestyle.”

The Biewer Terrier is described as a happy-go-lucky dog with a childlike, whimsical attitude.

Other traits of these pups, according to the press release:

•Their purpose is to love and be loved, making them excellent companions.

•These dogs are loyal and a friend to all they meet.

•Their long coat requires daily brushing to keep it free of mats.

•Biewer Terriers are easy going and don’t need a great deal of exercise. Daily walks and playtime will give them the activity they need.

AKC Recognition offers the breed the opportunity to compete at all levels of AKC-sanctioned events.

Becoming an AKC Breed:

Recognition does not necessarily mean that the breed is a new breed. Many of the breeds that gain full AKC-recognition have existed for many years, and some are ancient. To become an AKC-recognized breed there must be an active following and interest in the breed by owners in the U.S. as well as an established breed club of responsible owners and breeders. There also must be a sufficient population of dogs in the United States geographically distributed throughout the county. Breeds working towards full recognition are recorded in AKC’s Foundation Stock Service® (FSS®). Additional information on the process can be found at

About the American Kennel Club
Founded in 1884, the American Kennel Club is a not-for-profit organization, which maintains the largest registry of purebred dogs in the world and oversees the sport of purebred dogs in the United States. The AKC is dedicated to upholding the integrity of its registry, promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function. For more information, visit or follow American Kennel Club on Facebook or Twitter @AKCDogLovers

SOURCE American Kennel Club


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