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Biro History

The Biro is a toy-sized, active, friendly, and intelligent breed of dog that originated in Hungary. The Biro is a medium-sized, muscular, square-headed, short-coated, and long-eared breed of sheepdog that originates from the plains of Central Europe. It is descended from the Hungarian Puli, and shares many similar physical characteristics with its ancestor. The Hungarian for “Hungarian herding dog” is piros and is also the origin of the name of this intelligent, agile, and affectionate canine. The origins of the piros are unknown, but the first piros were probably brought to the region from the Middle East. He was originally used for cattle and sheep herding, and as a watchdog and hunting companion. The piros was mixed with the Kuvasz, the same ancient shepherding breed that lives on today in the Komondor, and the Pumi, a spitz-type livestock guardian. This created the Pumi-Piro, which is similar to the piros. The piros was later crossed with the Great Pyrenees, and with the Old English Sheepdog, creating the Magyar Prum and the Pyrenean Shepherd.

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Biro Physical Characteristics

The Biro is a small, short-legged, miniature, toy breed that typically stands between 9 and 12 inches at the shoulder and weighs between 5 and 12 pounds. They have a small, round head with erect ears and they have thick, bushy eyebrows. They have wide, flat feet and a long tail. The Biro’s close-lying, curly, black hair is white at the muzzle, forehead, and eyebrows. The Biro’s tail is carried curled over the back and their front paws are double jointed. They are friendly, playful, and excitable.

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Nose Colors


Coat Colors

Brown, White

Height Range

Male Height Range: 8 – 9 inches

Female Height Range: 8 – 9 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 6 – 7 lbs

Female Weight Range: 6 – 7 lbs

Biro Health

Description of breed health.


13-16 yrs

Biro Health Concerns

Patellar Luxation, Hypoglycemia, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), Eye Infections

Biro Temperament and Behaviour

The Biro is a calm, laid back, and good-natured. They are generally friendly and get along well with people and other pets. They are playful, gentle, and intelligent. They are highly trainable and make great companions for people of all ages.

Biro Activity Requirements

The Bichon Frise is a small, friendly, playful dog that originated in Spain. They have long, silky white fur and a cute, curly tail. While they may be small, Bichon Frises do require regular exercise. They are happy when they are able to spend part of the day playing with their human companions. A brisk walk or short, outdoor play session is usually sufficient. While Bichon Frises don’t require a great deal of activity, they do need an outlet for their playfulness and energy. If they aren’t given opportunities to burn off some of their energy throughout the day, they can become anxious or destructive. If you are looking for a dog that will be happy living in an apartment or condo, you may want to consider another breed of dog. While they are happy being with people, they don’t do well when left alone for long periods of time.

Miles Per Day

5 miles

Activity Per Day

40 minutes

Daily Food

1 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Biro is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Biro is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Biro is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Biro is part of the Unclassified group.

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