BIEWER YORKSHIRE TERRIER - SIRES
|BIEWER YORKSHIRE TERRIER - DAMS
DESCRIPTION: The Biewer Yorkshire Terrier is that of a long-haired toy Terrier whose hair
hangs evenly and quite straight down the side of the body, and from the base of the skull to the
end of the tail. The Biewer Yorkshire Terrier should be very compact and neat. The Biewers
long tail should be carried up. The outlines should give the impression of the powerful and well
proportioned body. The Biewers hair on the body has a length 3/4 down the sides of the dog, or
long enough to reach the ground, and is absolutely straight (not wholly), shiny like silk and of
fine silky texture, without an undercoat. Coloring of the coat of the trunk and the head piece are
as follows; rather white or blue-white broken or closely blue absolutely, or black, without brown
coloring. Hair on the breast, pure white on the belly, and the legs. The Biewers head has white,
blue, gold, symmetrical colored.
TEMPERAMENT: The Biewer Yorkshire Terrier seems oblivious of its small size. It is very eager
for adventure. This little dog is highly energetic, brave and clever. Biewer Yorkshire Terrier a la
Pom pon are intelligent, loyal and very devoted to their family. Biewers are fun-loving, making
them a great companion for all ages. They are affectinate with their masters, but they can be
hard to house break if their owner lacks leadership. Biewer Yorkies are good watch-dogs and
are good with well mannered children.
HEIGHT and WEIGHT: Up to 8.5 in and 7 lbs.
LIFE EXPECTANCY: 15 yrs.
GROOMING: The Biewer Yorkies hair is fairly easy to groom if you comb it out once a week.
Their coats are non-shedding.
ORIGIN: The Biewer Yorkie originated in Germany in 1984 and was a piebald genetic recessive
gene occurrence exhibiting a specific banded/stripped offspring produced by Gertrud and
Werner Biewer's Yorkshire Terriers. The sire and dame of the first recognized Biewer Yorkie
were "Darling of Friedheck" and "Frufru of Friedheck". The Biewer's saw this little dog with it's
white markings as extraordinarily attractive and began the selective breeding process to
produce more. The Biewer's named these little dogs with their white markings "Biewer
Yorkshire a la Pom Pon". Thus the beginning of the Biewer Yorkshire Terrier as we know them
The first German Biewer Yorkshire Terrier club was established on May 24, 2003. The Biewer
Yorkshire Terrier was recognized as a breed unto itself long before this date though when the
general public recognized it unofficially as a breed. The Biewer Yorkshire Terrier is bred,
registered and shown in other countries and is on the top of the popularity list for the United
States. Few registries in the United States as this date have acknowledge the Biewer Yorkshire
as a breed. The American Canine Registry is one of the few and the first United States known
registry that does recognize the Biewer as a breed and is helping to promote the breed in the
United States and throughout the world by the breed name of "Biewer Yorkie". The American
Canine Registry formed the Biewer Yorkshire Terrier Association on May 15, 2003 preparing to
set in place breed standards and other club necessities and applied for recognition in 2004 to be
the Biewer Breed Club for ACR.
The Biewer Yorkshire Terrier was originally a piebald genetic recessive gene occurance from 2
Yorkshire Terriers but unscrupulous breeders have tried to match the looks of the Biewer
Yorkshire Terrier by crossing the Yorkshire Terrier and the Shih-Tzu. The crossing will produce
the parti/piebald/banded/stripped white markings from the Shih-Tzu influence after the second
generation but these crossbred dogs would take generations before they would produce the
hair coat and the facial features seen in the Biewer Yorkshire. If the dog being presented to
you as a Biewer Yorkshire has wavy and/or course hair, or the facial features or body style of
the Shih-Tzu then it's highly unlikely that it is a TRUE purebred Biewer Yorkshire Terrier.
The AKC registers what is a close anomaly to the Biewer as Tri-color Yorkshire Terriers but the
markings of the Tri-color are not as distinctive in pattern as the Biewer Yorkie bloodlines from
Germany. AKC however does not allow the showing of the Tri-color Yorkies and AKC's
Yorkshire Terrier breed club's standards shows it as a disqualification and the clubs policies
consider it unethical to reproduce the Tri-colorYorkies.
The Biewer Yorkie Association is the first and only known United States Biewer Yorkshire
Terrier Club that formed in order to promote, educate, document, register and propagate the
Stripped/Banded patterned Yorkie in the United States by starting a foundation registry by
which verifiable, pedigreed & purebred Yorkshire Terriers, Biewer Yorkshire Terrier and
Tri-Color Yorkshires may be bred together to produce the Stripped/Banded Patterned Yorkies
through F1-F2 crosses and their linage documented for the purpose of receiving full recognition
through ACR. It should be noted that the Scottish Terrier, the Skye Terrier, the Dandie Dinmont,
the Cairn Terrier, and the West Highland White Terrier are all kissing cousins. All of these
breeds share the same beginnings. It should also be noted that as of to date all of the
Piebald/Stripped/Spotted/Banded bloodlines have been traced back to one kennel in
England including those of Biewer German lineage.
Reputable Biewer Yorkshire Terrier a la Pom pon breeders generally will not let their new
puppies go to their new homes until at least 10-12 weeks of age due to hypoglycemia
problems (low sugar). Biewer Yorkshire Terrier breeders should always give a "care of
the puppy" info sheet to new owners explaining how to take care of the puppies. Biewer
Yorkshire Terrier breeders will also be willing to assist you in case anything does arise.
Also due to the large amount of scammers on the internet, you should always ask for at
least 4-5 references and the breeder's veterinarian to check them out to see if they are
legitimate. Ask them to send additional pictures of the specific Biewer puppy so you
know that they have the pup in their possession. Be careful and do your homework
before choosing the right Biewer Yorkshire Terrier breeder.
Call Nicola at 208-543-2279 or
Biewer Yorkshire Terriers