BTCC HEALTH STATEMENT
The Biewer Terrier is a relatively young breed and, on the whole, is a very hearty breed with very few known health issues at this time. Being a smaller breed, it does suffer from some dental issues, such as retained baby teeth and tartar build-up. A sensitive gastrointestinal system has been noted, making a quality diet imperative.
To promote and preserve the health and well-being of our breed, the BTCC requires breeders on our BTCC Preferred Breeder List* to:
Abide by the Code of Practice for Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) Breeder Members and the BTCC Code of Ethics
Breed to the American Kennel Club (AKC)** Biewer Terrier Breed Standard in regards to general appearance, temperament, size, coat, colour, structure, gait, etc.
Conduct health tests on breeding prospects to inform breeding decisions. Carriers of health conditions could potentially be bred to a clear mate. This prevents narrowing of the gene pool.
Consider additional health testing certification for breeding dogs with the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA). Specific information for the Biewer Terrier may be found below and at: https://www.ofa.org/recommended-tests?breed=BYT * For a full list of requirements, please see the BTCC Preferred Breeder List document. **This will be amended to “Canadian Kennel Club and/or CKC” upon CKC recognition of the Biewer Terrier without approval of the BTCC membership.