Facts & Origin
The Biewer Terrier or Biewer Yorkshire Terrier originated from one particular small Yorkie.
The origin of the Biewer Terrier
The basis of the Biewer breed was more or less an "accident". In 1984, a litter of purebred Yorkshire Terriers was born to the Biewer family in Hirschfeld, Germany. One of the little dogs had a white spotted coat. Normally, the breed standard for Yorkshire Terriers excludes white markings. The dog would not have been accepted into the pedigree book and would have been excluded from breeding.
However, the Biewer family found this colour fault so beautiful and interesting that they founded a new breeding line with this dog. The Biewer Yorkshire Terrier was born. Because of the problems with the recognition of the new breed, the dog was later only called Biewer Terrier. In the beginning the Biewer family wanted to use the more pompous name "Biewer Yorkshire à la Pom-Pon".
|Alternate Name||Biewer Yorkshire Terrier|
|Life expectancy||12 - 15 years|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||Foundation Stock Service|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
The typical character traits of the Biewer Terrier
Again, the Biewer is very similar to the Yorkies. They are happy and cuddly little animals. How temperament and character develop depends on how they are handled. Pampered as lap or purse dogs, they can quickly turn into difficult princes and princesses.
Yet these terriers are so much more. If you raise a Biewer Terrier as a "dog" from the beginning, they will act like one. They are very intelligent and should be kept busy. Little tricks, rolling or carrying things would be perfect for these cute dogs.
Regular walks, meeting conspecifics and a normal dog life should be a must even for the smallest pedigree!
- sweet and cuddly
- should not only be pampered
- intelligent and able to learn
Typical diseases of the breed
Correspond to those of the Yorshire Terrier.
- Distichiasis causes problematic hair growth on the eyes
- various problems with the eyes themselves
- patellar luxation
Biewer Terrier Breeding
The keeping of the Biewer is uncomplicated and possible for almost everyone. Even if you only have a small apartment, this mini dog will fit well in it. However, you should have enough time for him. Small terriers bond closely with their humans and suffer when they feel neglected.
Although the breed is not recognized in our country, these dogs come at a price. A dewormed and vaccinated puppy can cost between 800 and 1600 euros.
Biewer Terrier breeding takes place today in German-speaking countries as well as in the USA.
The breed characteristics of the Biewer Terrier
A Biewer Terrier looks like a tri-colored Yorkshire Terrier. The white has been further established by breeding selection, so that the dogs carry beautiful and evenly distributed color markings.
Neither the FCI nor the German Terrier Club have recognized the breed to date. In the USA, however, these dogs will most likely be officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in the coming years.
- Yorkshire Terrier with white markings
- goes back to a parent dog with "color defects
- in Europe no recognized dog breed
Appearance and coat of the Biewer Terrier
His coat is his trademark! Besides the beautiful tricolor markings, the Biewer Terrier has a very long coat that needs a lot of care. Brushing and trimming these dogs are usually happy to put up with.
The build is petite, compact, yet solid. If the dog has sufficient exercise, it certainly develops strength. The legs are short and very sturdy. Typical are the cute beady eyes and the small black snub nose.
- long tricolor coat
- coat in need of care
- small and compact built
Size, weight and life expectancy of the Biewer Terrier
The Biewer is 22 cm tall. The weight is 1.8 to 3.6 kg.
- Shoulder height males and females around 22 cm
- weight males and females 1,8 to 3,6 kg
- Life expectancy 12 to 15 years
|Ear shape||Standing Ears|
|Size ♀||18 - 22 cm|
|Weight ♀||2 - 3 kg|
|Size ♂||18 - 22 cm|
|Weight ♂||2 - 4 kg|
|Suitable For||suitable for allergy sufferers, Beginner, Seniors|
Problems with the Patellar can be a displacement or weak kneecap, which is one of the most common causes of lameness in dogs, also because of overweight.
Often occur with allergies and intolerances.