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Biewer Terrier Registration without Breed Detection (MARS Test) Requirement

 The Biewer Terrier has been recorded in the Foundation Stock Service of the American Kennel Club since 2014. The Biewer Terrier Club of America (BTCA) established the Registration Policies for the Biewer Terrier. The corresponding Registry is the Biewer Terrier Registry of America (BTRA). In order to register your Biewer Terrier with the American Kennel Club (AKC), any Biewer Terrier that is not born from AKC FSS recorded parents, has to register with the BTRA first. One of the registration requirements set by BTCA and BTRA is a breed test, called Mars Wisdom Panel. The breed detection test results have been applied to the Biewer Terrier to exclude dogs from the gene pool based on the purity results of their genetic pedigree. The Mars science is being applied to the breed in a manner which it was not designed for. The MARS breed detection test can be very helpful to find out what breeds your rescue or shelter dog is made of. It can also give you an idea how big your mix-breed puppy might get. It is not designed to prove if your dog is purebred. The FAQ on the manufacturer website state: “The Wisdom Panel Canine DNA Tests are neither designed nor intended to determine or validate whether a particular dog is purebred.” Dr. Angela Hughes is the veterinary genetics research manager with Mars Veterinary and she says: “A small match to the Yorkshire Terrier should not disqualify a dog as a Biewer because it is the base breed” About foreign-born […]