Italian Greyhound vs Biewer Terrier

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

Quick Summary

Below are a few quick comparisons between the two breeds.
  • Owner Experience - Both the Italian Greyhound and Biewer Terrier are excellent choices for new or inexperienced owners.
  • Children - The Italian Greyhound is very child friendly. The Biewer Terrier does okay around kids, but is not as tolerant as the Italian Greyhound.
  • Grooming - The Italian Greyhound is very easy to groom. The Biewer Terrier has high grooming requirements.
  • Barking - Both the Italian Greyhound and Biewer Terrier are above average barkers.
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Italian Greyhound vs Biewer Terrier
Blue & Fawn Italian Greyhound
Black, Tan, & White Biewer Terrier
Breed NameItalian GreyhoundBiewer Terrier
General Details
Breed TypePurebredPurebred
Is Hypo­allergenicNoYes
Lifespan12-15 yrs.12-15 yrs.
Height13-15 in.8-8 in.
Weight7-14 lb4-8 lb
IntelligenceHighAverage
History
Origin CountryTurkeyGermany
Origin Year1000 BC1984 AD
Temperament
Overall FriendlinessVery GoodGood
Family FriendlyVery GoodVery Good
Kid FriendlyVery GoodBelow Average
Pet FriendlyVery GoodGood
Stranger FriendlyVery GoodBelow Average
Personality
  • Affectionate
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
  • Affectionate
  • Enjoys Attention
  • Jealous
  • Loving
  • Does Not Like Being Alone
Living Environment
ApartmentYesYes
IndoorYesYes
Small YardNoNo
Medium YardNoNo
Large YardNoNo
Temperature Tolerance ¹60°F to 80°F50°F to 80°F
Barks/HowlsOftenOften
Exercise Needs
Energy LevelMediumMedium-High
Exercise RequiredMediumLow
Top Running Speed25 mph14 mph
StrengthLowLow
Grooming Needs
Coat Main­tenanceLowHigh
SheddingLowNone-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 NameItalian GreyhoundBiewer Terrier
Breed Mentality
Dominant/AlphaNoNo
Family/PackYesYes
IndependentNoNo
Breed Focus
Distracted EasilyNoNo
AverageNoYes
Focused & PatientYesNo
Breed Instincts
AggressionBelow AverageVery Low
Burrow/DiggingBelow AverageAverage
ChasingHighAverage
Follow CommandsBelow AverageVery Low
FightingBelow AverageVery Low
GuardingBelow AverageAverage
HerdingBelow AverageVery Low
HuntingHighBelow Average
ProtectionBelow AverageVery Low
Remove VerminAverageHigh
SleddingVery LowVery Low
WatchHighAverage
Health Comparison
Breed NameItalian GreyhoundBiewer Terrier
Lifespan
Lifespan12-15 yrs.12-15 yrs.
Common Health Issues
AlopeciaYesNo
Collapsed TracheaNoYes
Drug SensitivityYesNo
Eye ProblemsYesNo
Hip DysplasiaYesNo
HypoglycemiaNoYes
Legg-perthes DiseaseNoYes
Patellar LuxationYesYes
Sensitive StomachNoYes
Thyroid ProblemsYesNo
Appearance Comparison
Breed NameItalian GreyhoundBiewer Terrier
Coat
FurYesNo
HairNoYes
Coat Type
Single CoatYesYes
Coat Texture
StraightYesYes
SilkyNoYes
Coat Length(s)
ShortYesNo
LongNoYes
Coat Color(s)
BlackYesNo
Black & TanYesNo
BlueYesNo
Blue & FawnYesNo
Blue & TanYesNo
BrindleYesNo
ChocolateYesNo
CreamYesNo
FawnYesNo
RedYesNo
Red & FawnYesNo
SableYesNo
SealYesNo
WhiteYesNo
White & BlackYesNo
White & BlueYesNo
White & FawnYesNo
White & RedYesNo
White & SableYesNo
White & SealYesNo
White, Blue, & FawnYesNo
White, Red, & FawnYesNo
Black, Tan&whiteNoYes
Blue, Tan&whiteNoYes
Chocolate, Tan&whiteNoYes