The Biewer Terrier Registry of America is a dedicated registry open to all purebred Biewer Terriers whether they are for show, breeding or a family companion, regardless of club affiliation. The Biewer Terrier is not a Yorkshire Terrier so it is imperative that our paper work reflect our pedigree information accurately for the purebred Biewer Terrier.
The Biewer Terrier Registry of America was created for Biewer Terrier breeders in America, in order to have a convenient, reliable, accurate data base for easy transition into the premier dog clubs of America.
In order to have and maintain a respectable registry, free of political complications we have opted to use an established independent firm to hold and maintain all records and pedigrees. To insure the safety of our database it will be maintained using a state of the art registry/pedigree software program with multiple licenses to allow for separate, geographically distant individuals to maintain duplicate registry records.
Our goal is to create an alliance of Biewer Terrier breeders to address and resolve the very real concern of gene pool diversity within our rare breed while maintaining the quality in health, temperament, and confirmation.
The mission of the Biewer Terrier Registry of America is to verify and register purebred Biewer Terrier dogs and puppies. Our goal is to provide a service to aide in the betterment of all dedicated Biewer Terrier breeders, with focus on being the authority for the purebred Biewer Terrier.
The Biewer Terrier Registry of America will embrace integrity, openness, honesty, and consideration in all its dealings with Biewer Terrier breeders and enthusiasts. BTRA strongly encourages all breeders to adopt ethical breeding and business practices; however, BTRA cannot and does not inspect, monitor, or regulate the breeding or business practices of breeders affiliated with BTRA.
Every person submitting an application to BTRA for registration of their Biewer Terrier shall be deemed thereby to have read and agreed to be bound by the BTCA code of ethics. This code of conduct will be used to evaluate a person's right to register their dogs/puppies with BTRA.
The BTCA and BTRA were founded and exist for the protection of the Biewer Terrier and not for any individual personal gratification or short term financial gain. As with any evolutionary association of a newly established breed, we will continue to make any necessary changes and adjustments for the benefit of our breed.
The BTRA recommends that all interested parties adequately research the Biewer Terrier breed to make sure it is the right dog for them. It is the obligation of the breeder to supply the interested party of any and all possible health issues and supply all medical records upon request. The purchaser must be honest and up front with his/her intentions for the dog/puppy of interest. The BTRA strongly encourages breeders and buyers to carefully document, in writing, all representations, promises, statements, warranties, and guarantees relating to the purchase of a Biewer Terrier. Both the breeder and buyer should be aware of and comply with state and local laws governing the sale of dogs.
BTRA is the only registry in America accepted by the AKC. The Biewer Terrier is currently in the Foundation Stock Service (FSS) with AKC. As the breed advances there are rules that AKC has in place for the dogs that will move forward. All dogs moving into Misc. they must have a 3 generation pedigree. The following document will explain how BTRA registered dogs will fit the "3 Generation Rule".