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The Biewer, a tri-colored toy terrier, is quickly finding its way into the hearts of dog lovers everywhere with its lighthearted, calmacal child-like attitude. The Biewers are wonderful with children and with other pets of all sizes. Each Biewer has unique and individual personality traits. As a breed, the Biewer is confident, happy, and is fun loving and even tempered. The Biewers are not yappy if raised nor fragile—but love to be a lap dog as well as your companion on a walk
The Biewer first originated in the United States in 2003. With their arrival in the U.S., questions about the Biewers’ heritage were ask.
Mr. and Mrs. Biewer bred, raised and showed Yorkshire Terriers for 20 years in Germany. January 20th, 1984 the first blue, white and gold Biewer was whelped and named Schneeflocken von Friedheck. This is believed to be the beginnings of today’s Biewer Breed.
Mr. Biewer spent 5 years selectively breeding his foundation dogs to establish and breed true to a standard that distinctly became the registered Biewer Yorkshire Terrier a la Pom Pon. Mr. Biewer signed a standard for this wonderful new breed in 1989.
The short standard described a Yorkshire Terrier’s coloring as White-Blue-Gold.
Mr. and Mrs. Biewer reign on the Biewer breeding programs in Germany, made obtaining their quality breeding dogs both hard to come by and expensive. Mr. Biewer died in 1997 and Mrs. Biewer discontinued their breeding program.
In February 2007 Biewers owners contacted the Mars Veterinary for assistance in determining the genetic make up of the Biewer Terrier. Blood samples were submitted from over 30 different lineages (100 plus dogs) by the BTCA. The testing at Mars Veterinary established the Biewers as a new and distinct breed—not a discoloration of a Yorkshire Terrier.
The American Rare Breed Association (ARBA) in 2008 accepted the Biewer as a rare breed shown in the Toy Companion Group. The Biewer also is accepted in the International All Breed Club Association (IABCA) and North American Kennel Club (NAKC) rare breed dog shows.
As the Biewers become more accepted and noticed in the ring, it will proceed towards recognition and acceptance by the UKC and/or the AKC. It is exciting to watch the Biewer history as it continues to be written.
IBC is the World's Largest Biewerverein
Art of Highclass Chokolate Obsession
The first Biro puppy was a female Art of Highclass Relight My Chocolate Fire, born December 1, 2004. She was born in Art of Highclass Kennel.The breeders were just astonished.
The mother of the puppies, Alisha vom Wasserschlößchen, gave birth to four puppies. It was the 4th litter of this female.Three of the puppies were Biewers and one was a Biro. That puppy has amazing colouring, but instead of black or blue markings they were of chocolate colour.
The father of the puppies was an outstanding champion Uz von der Elsteraue. Six weeks later, on January 14, 2005 another Biro puppy was born in the kennel «From the Lightning Showboy» ( now this kennel is nonexistent).The name of that Biro female was Little Princess from the Lightning Showboy. The mother of the puppy was Ailine von Alkotmany, the daughter of Alisha vom Wasserschlößchen, and the father was Uz von der Elsteraue.
Uz von der Elsteraue
The breeders of these both kennels made the desision to go on breeding and cultivating these wonderful chocolate Yorkshire terriers.
Dagmar Przystaw, 1.Chairperson of the Dog Friends and Fanciers`s International Club and of the International Biewer Yorkshire terrier Club as well as 1. Chairperson of German Biewer Yorkshire terrier Club, is the person who helped the Biro breed very much.
The first clubs registered Biro were ACH-L and IBC and then it was DHS.
The name of the breed Biro is originated, by the way, from two first letters in the names of the breeders Birgit Rösner «From the Lightning Showboy» kennel and Roberto Krah «Art of Highclass» kennel.
Standard Biro Yorkshire Terrier
General Appearance: the terrier has a long, rich coat, which is parted on the back
Head: small and level, by no means around or strongly formed out;
Muzzle: not too long
Nose: dark chocolate
Eyes: medium-sized and dark with intelligent expression;
Ears: small, V-shaped, that are carried erect covered with short hair; in the upper head and in the chin long hair.
Neck: short, not very strong.
Body: very compact with well formed hips and a level top line
Limbs: totally straight, well covered with hair,
Tail: undocked, with lots of hair, carried slightly higher than the level of the back
Coat: the hair on the body is of a middle length, straight, shiny like silk
Head: chocolate-white-gold symmetrically colored
Body: chocolate-white broken or closely chokolate with a white jabot without golden on the body. Legs and belly as well as breast are white.
Height: up to 22cm (8,66 in)
Weight: abt 3,1 kg (6,83 lbs)
On January 20th, 1984, the first blue, white and gold Yorkie, named Scheefloeckchen von Friedheck, was born to 1981 Dortmund Junior Champion, Darling von Friedheck and 1981 Dortmund World Champion Fru-Fru von Friedheck.This was the start of what is now known as the Biewer Terrier Breed.
After raising and showing Yorkies for 20 years, Werner and Gertrud were intrigued by the extreme amount of white on this puppy. This prompted them to begin looking into the possible existence of a recessive piebald gene in their breeding lines. Their interest quickly shifted to producing a perfect blue, white and gold Yorkshire Terrier.
Mr. Biewer first introduced his tri-colored dogs to the show ring in March 1988, at Wiesbaden, Germany. At this time he presented 2 dogs and called them black and white Yorkies.
Other breeders were intrigued with the beauty of the black and white Yorkies, and began to breed these little spotted dogs. Among the first breeders were the “Agridesheim” and “Sonnenhof” Kennels.
The VDH denied the acceptance of the dogs as being a breed of their own. They instead designated them as being of “wrong color, not for breeding”. Mr. Biewer was unhappy with this decision and began his search for a registry that would accept his beloved black and white Yorkies as a separate breed. The ACH (Allgemeiner Club der Hundefreunde Deutschland e.V.) was the first club to accept them as a distinct and separate breed. The dogs were then registered as Biewer Yorkshire Terrier a la Pom Pon.
While dinning one evening the husband of singer Margot Eskens presented her with a Biewer Yorkie puppy on a platter as a gift. This incident is the very reason that the name “a la' Pom Pon” was added. It translates from French to “a tassel or colorful ball of yarn”, which perfectly described the puppy’s hair.
Mr. and Mrs. Biewer’s Yorkshire Terriers, that produced the black and white Yorkies, came from the Streamglen Kennels. There is some speculation, although not substantiated, that an accidental crossbreeding may have occurred in this kennel that did not show up until some generations later through Mr. Biewer’s dogs. They had 4 Yorkies from the Streamglen kennels, 2 of which produced the black and white colored dogs.
In 1989 when Mr. Biewer signed the standard for the Biewer Yorkshire Terrier a la Pom-Pon, the coloring was stated as white-blue-gold. The most prominently displayed standard posted on just about every Biewer breeder’s web site is signed by Mrs. Biewer. We are all familiar with the details in this brief standard.
Mr. Biewer died in 1997 and his wife Gertrude Biewer has since discontinued her breeding program. Many people have contacted Mrs. Biewer after her husband’s death seeking information about the Biewer Breed and Mrs. Biewer has referred them to Dagmar Przystaw, as she was a close family friend that knew the breed well. Mr. Biewer had always trusted Dagmar’s judgment and opinion when it came to the development of the breed and she has continuously judged the breed since Mr. Biewer stepped into the show ring.
By the year 2000 the Biewer had lost its popularity and the number of breeders had dwindled significantly. It wasn’t until the breed was introduced in America that its popularity was revitalized. The breed standard was never perfected in this short time and has consequently been the cause of many debates amongst today’s breeders. From the very early pictures above one can see that there were usually only two colors in the head, and the body was predominantly more black than blue.
In order to set the record straight, Dagmar Przystaw contacted Mrs. Biewer in April of 2007 for clarification of the standard. Mrs. Biewer affirmed that the head coloring for the Biewer is acceptable as follows: (Blue/ Black, White, Gold); (Blue/ Black, Gold); (White, Gold) in good symmetry.
Our goal is to continue to follow and develop the Biewer Terrier in America to the standard approved by Mrs. Biewer. We hope you enjoy my Biewer gallery. It is a beautiful picture history.
Yorkies produced the first Biewer's. You can see that Darling von Friedheck above was the main Biewer producing Yorkie.
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Mr. & Mrs. Werner and Gertrude Biewer of Hunsruck Germany bred their 1981 Dortmund World
Youth Winning Yorkshire Terriers, “Darling von Friedheck” and “Fru Fru von Friedheck” and to their
surprise, on January 20, 1984, their first tri-colored puppy was born bearing the traditional colors of a
Yorkshire terrier with the addition of white. This puppy was named “Schneeflocken von Friedheck”,
(schneeflöcke is German for snowflake). It is said that each of these fabulous specimens were carriers of
the piebald gene. There is much speculation as to how this gene entered the race. However Gertrude
and Werner felt the offspring of this mating were an incredible little dog and decided to embrace the
litter and continued to breed for this particular color. Mr. Biewer's Yorkshire Terriers that produced
his three colored offspring came from the Streamglen Kennels in England. The widely accepted theory
is that the white marking on Schneeflocken was the result of a recessive piebald gene present in the
breeding pair Darling and Fru Fru.
Throughout the next five years, Mr. and Mrs. Biewer carefully bred their lines to a set type. On
November 15, 1989 Mr. Biewer wrote and signed his official Standard for the Biewer. This standard
was submitted to and accepted into the Allgemeiner Club der Hunderfreunde Deutschland e. V. (the
ACH e. V.) in 1989 and the Biewer became recognized for the first time.
The Biewer travels to the United States
In 2003, the first Biewer was shown in the U.S.A. by Donna Hall, founder of the American chapter of the 1.
BYC Mrs. Hall worked diligently to gain Biewer recognition under the show auspices of the IABCA and the
NAKC/Rarities. Mrs. Hall was instrumental in the development of a more detailed Biewer Standard accepted
to the RVD/UCI currently being used by IABCA and NAKC as well as Ontario Rare Breed judges.
Through showing the Biewer in rare breed conformation venues and their notice by other canine Fancier’s ,
the Biewer is enjoying a rapid increase in popularity not only in Europe but also the United States, Canada,
and many other parts of the world.
BBCC wishes to spread awareness of the importance for any breeder to belong to a breed club of their choice
to help track and advance the Biewer breed. The Biewer numbers are growing rapidly as more and more
fanciers are discovering the Biewer , more are imported from Germany as foundation stock and pets thus
more litters are being born in the United States
IBC Biewer Yorkshire Terrier a'la Pom Pon
Debbie's Artistically Bred Biewersyorkies would like to extend my sincere appreciation to Mrs & Mrs Biewer, President Dagmar and IBC the world's largest Biewer Yorkshire Terrier ala Pom Pon, Biewerverein
( Biewer Club)
I am honored to be given all of these photo's and information below from IBC the "World's" largest Biewer Yorkshire Terrier ala Pom Pon Club, Biewerverein (Biewer Club)
Artistically Bred Biewers is very happy to announce that I own Mr & Mrs Biewers 1st Darling von Friedheck & 1st Fru-Fru von Friedheck bloodlines.
I would like to take the time to thank Mr & Mrs Biewer for their many years of hard work & love to bring us some of the most wonderful Biewer Yorkshire Terrier ala Pom Pons I have even seen or owned. I love my IBC CLUB
I apologize for how badly some Americans have used and misused IBC & Mrs Biewer to get want they wanted and then kicked them to the club.