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Biewer Terrier becomes 197th dog breed recognized by American Kennel Club

Every dog has its day — and this day belongs to the Biewer Terrier.

The Biewer Terrier on Monday became the 197th dog breed to be recognized by the American Kennel Club.

“This wonderful little dog makes a great companion for a variety of people, and we’re excited to introduce dog lovers to another fantastic breed that may be a perfect match for their family,” Gina DiNardo, the executive director of the American Kennel Club, said in a statement.

“As always, we encourage people to do their research to find the right breed for their lifestyle.”

The organization describes Biewer Terriers as loyal and loving companions with “childlike, whimsical” attitudes.

“Their long coat requires daily brushing to keep it free of mats,” the AKC said in Monday’s announcement. “Biewer Terriers are easy going and don’t need a great deal of exercise. Daily walks and playtime will give them the activity they need.”

With Monday’s recognition from the AKC, Biewer Terriers will now be allowed to take part in competitions approved by the organization as part of the Toy Group.