Chihuahua vs Biewer Terrier

Compare the Chihuahua to the Biewer Terrier. Use the tool below to compare temperament, size, personality, maintenance requirements, and everything else between Chihuahuas and Biewer Terriers.

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Both the Chihuahua and Biewer Terrier are excellent choices for new or inexperienced owners.
  • Children - The Chihuahua is very child friendly. The Biewer Terrier does okay around kids, but is not as tolerant as the Chihuahua.
  • Grooming - The Chihuahua is very easy to groom. The Biewer Terrier has high grooming requirements.
  • Barking - Both the Chihuahua and Biewer Terrier are above average barkers.
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Chihuahua vs Biewer Terrier
Chihuahua Dog Breed
Black, Tan, & White Biewer Terrier
Breed NameChihuahuaBiewer Terrier
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoYes
Lifespan15-20 yrs.12-15 yrs.
Height6-9 in.8-8 in.
Weight3-6 lb4-8 lb
IntelligenceHighAverage
History
Origin CountryMexicoGermany
Origin Year1850 AD1984 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodGood
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyVery GoodBelow Average
Pet FriendlyBelow AverageGood
Stranger FriendlyBelow AverageBelow Average
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Jealous
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Likes To Snuggle
  • Willing To Please
  • Affectionate
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Jealous
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
Living Environment
ApartmentYesYes
IndoorYesYes
Small YardNoNo
Medium YardNoNo
Large YardNoNo
Temperature Tolerance ¹50°F to 80°F50°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsOftenOften
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelHighMedium-High
Exercise RequiredMediumLow
Top Running Speed18 mph14 mph
StrengthLowLow
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceLowHigh
SheddingMediumNone-Low
DanderLowNone-Low
Drool AmountNoneNone

¹This is estimated min/max temperature range for a healthy adult dog. Dogs that live indoors, puppies, seniors, unwell dogs, and/or dogs with improperly groomed coats may overheat sooner and get cold more quickly.
Instincts & Behavior Comparison
Breed NameChihuahuaBiewer Terrier
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageYesYes
Focused & PatientNoNo
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageVery Low
Burrow/DiggingBelow AverageAverage
ChasingBelow AverageAverage
Follow CommandsBelow AverageVery Low
FightingBelow AverageVery Low
GuardingBelow AverageAverage
HerdingVery LowVery Low
HuntingAverageBelow Average
ProtectionBelow AverageVery Low
Remove VerminHighHigh
SleddingVery LowVery Low
WatchHighAverage
Health Comparison
Breed NameChihuahuaBiewer Terrier
Lifespan
Lifespan15-20 yrs.12-15 yrs.
Common Health Issues
Collapsed TracheaYesYes
Heart MurmursYesNo
HydrocephalusYesNo
HypoglycemiaYesYes
Legg-perthes DiseaseNoYes
Open FontanelYesNo
Patellar LuxationYesYes
Pulmonic StenosisYesNo
Sensitive StomachNoYes
ShiveringYesNo
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameChihuahuaBiewer Terrier
Coat
FurYesNo
HairNoYes
Coat Type
Double CoatYesNo
Single CoatYesYes
Coat Texture
SilkyYesYes
StraightYesYes
Coat Length(s)
ShortYesNo
LongYesYes
Coat Color(s)
BlackYesNo
Black & RedYesNo
Black & SilverYesNo
Black & TanYesNo
Black & WhiteYesNo
Black Sabled FawnYesNo
Black Sabled SilverYesNo
BlueYesNo
Blue & WhiteYesNo
Blue Brindled FawnYesNo
Blue FawnYesNo
ChocolateYesNo
Chocolate & TanYesNo
Chocolate & WhiteYesNo
Chocolate BlueYesNo
Chocolate Brindled FawnYesNo
Chocolate Sabled FawnYesNo
CreamYesNo
Cream & WhiteYesNo
FawnYesNo
Fawn & WhiteYesNo
Fawn Brindled BlackYesNo
GoldYesNo
Gold & WhiteYesNo
RedYesNo
Red & WhiteYesNo
SilverYesNo
Silver & WhiteYesNo
WhiteYesNo
Black, Tan&whiteNoYes
Blue, Tan&whiteNoYes
Chocolate, Tan&whiteNoYes
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