The tiny Biewer shall be eligible to compete in occasions together with the celebrated Westminster Kennel Membership present, which shall be held in June this 12 months.
It is referred to as the Biewer terrier, and it has been busy.
The American Kennel Membership introduced Monday that the tiny, chipper Biewer — pronounced like “beaver” — turned its 197th acknowledged breed. That makes the toy canines eligible to compete for finest in present at many U.S. occasions, together with the celebrated Westminster Kennel Membership present, which shall be held in June this 12 months as a substitute of its standard February date.
With its lengthy, flowing coat, pert expression and 4-to-8-pound (1.8-3.6-kilogram) measurement, the Biewer would possibly recall to mind a Yorkshire terrier, and that is no shock. The Biewer was initially developed by, and will get its title from, a Yorkie-breeding German couple after considered one of their canines had a pet with uncommon white markings in 1984.
People started importing them within the early 2000s, mentioned breeder Adrianne Dering, who turned intrigued after seeing one at a rare-breed present.
“They’re simply very loving and easygoing. For a small canine, they don’t seem to be a high-strung canine,” mentioned Dering, of Morgantown, West Virginia.
Energetic, playful and eminently transportable, the toy canines cherish companionship, so that they is probably not preferrred for individuals who want to depart their pets alone for lengthy workdays, Dering mentioned.
Biewer breeders have been increase for a number of years to recognition by the AKC, the oldest U.S. purebred canine registry. The designation requires having at the least 300 canines of the breed unfold round at the least 20 states, amongst different standards.
Canine breeding on the whole attracts criticism from animal rights and welfare advocates who say demand for purebred pups fuels pet mills and attracts pet lovers away from adoptable shelter canines.
The AKC says it encourages accountable breeding of wholesome canines, arguing it preserves traits which have honed totally different breeds for varied jobs and may help folks select and make an enduring dedication to the proper canine for them.
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