The National Dog Show Presented by Purina® — celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2021 — will introduce one new American Kennel Club-sanctioned breed on the NBC TV special airing Thanksgiving Day. The Biewer Terrier, (pronounced beaver, like the dam-building animal) will be among the breeds featured for a total audience of over 20 million on NBC’s national two-hour special following the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
The Biewer Terrier is the 50th new breed introduced, joining the AKC’s array of 209 fully-recognized breeds and varieties on January 1, 2021.
This dog is an elegant, longhaired, tri-colored toy terrier whose only purpose in life is to love and be loved. They maintain a charming, whimsical attitude well into adulthood. The Biewer Terrier is a very dedicated, loyal family member and friendly with strangers. A large percentage of Biewer Terriers are happy-go-lucky dogs, smiling when asked if they are happy. In spite of their small stature, the Biewer is a very hearty, athletic dog and an excellent hunter of vermin. They are lighthearted, have a childlike attitude, and like to carry toys in their mouths. They are quick to alert you to company, but are not constant barkers. (Source: AKC.org)
The National Dog Show Presented by Purina® begins at noon in all time zones immediately following the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Further information on The National Dog Show Presented by Purina® and the Kennel Club of Philadelphia Dog Shows can be obtained at www.nationaldogshow.com.
Photo Credit: Simon Bruty/National Dog Show