The Biewer Yorkshire Terrier (pronounced Bee-ver) is a
very new breed to the UK. The breed originated
in Germany, after a mating in 1984
between 2 x Blue/Tan Yorkshire Terriers
Junior World Winner
Junior World Winner
by Gertrude and Werner Biewer, produced a pup
with a recessive Piebald gene. The
owners/breeders, who had 20 years experience of
breeding and showing Yorkshire Terriers,
continued to work with this mutation over the
years until the breed became recognised in it's
own right as the Biewer Yorkshire Terrier A La
Pom Pon (al la Pom Pon being French for
Multi-Coloured Bobble ball, or
a tassel/colorful ball of yarn).
The UK Kennel Club
has yet to consider the recognition of this new
breed, and applications to recognise the breed
have so far been refused due to the limited
number of this breed of Dog in the UK so far. In October 2012 a
three year moratorium was set to impose the
consideration of any further recognition applications until further health
testing of the current UK gene pool can be established.
The Biewer is gaining
the world, and more and more countries have already recognised this new breed and
have created their own Breed Standard for showing
and breeding purposes within their own National
and International Breed Clubs. The Biewer
Yorkie is not yet recognised by the FCI (The
Fédération Cynologique Internationale, which is
the World Canine Organisation).
I imported my 6 x Biewer Yorkies into the UK
Germany during 2012/2013 from Professional Biewer Breeding Kennels.
All of my Biewer Yorkshire Terriers can be
back to the original pairing of Friedheck by Mr
& Mrs Biewer.
is a true breed in its' own right and is not a
crossbreed. It is the same size as a miniature
Yorkshire Terrier and they are very loyal,
exceptionally loving companion lapdogs, and they
love to play, dance and please their owners and are
bred as Companion Pets.
They have a single coat, which means that they
do not have an undercoat. Their coat is hair,
not fur, and grows long and silky which should
be combed/brushed daily to avoid knots and mats.
They do not shed their hair, so it does need to
be clipped, and the breed is perfect for people
who suffer with allergies to dogs. I am terribly
allergic to most breeds of dogs, hence one of
the reasons that I chose to work with this new
breed, as I am not allergic to their coat at