The Biewer is quickly working its way into the hearts of Americans everywhere. With its lighthearted, whimsical; child like attitude, this tri-colored toy terrier is gaining popularity with dog lovers everywhere. Equally as good with children as he is with other dogs of all sizes, the Biewer is a loyal and fast friend to all he considers part of his family. Although every dog has his own unique and special personality, as a breed, the Biewer is confident, happy, fun loving and even tempered. Generally speaking, Biewers are not noisy or especially difficult in any particular way.
With the introduction of the Biewer to America in 2003, there has been much speculation about its heritage. Mr. and Mrs. Biewer had been raising and showing Yorkies for 20 years, when on January 20th, 1984 the first blue, white and gold Biewer named Schneeflocken von Friedheck was born. This was the start of what is known as the Biewer breed.
Mr. Biewer spent 5 years selectively breeding his dogs until he was able to establish and breed true to a standard uniquely the
Biewer Breed. The dogs were then registered as Biewer
Yorkshire Terrier a la Pom Pon. In 1989 when Mr. Biewer
signed the standard for this wonderful new breed, it was that
of the Yorkshire Terrier with the coloring being
White-Blue-Gold. Mr. Biewer was not a man of many words,
so the standard was short and brief.
Mr. and Mrs. Biewer kept a close reign on the Biewer breeding programs in Germany, so their quality breeding dogs were hard to come by and quite costly. Mr. Biewer died in 1997, and his wife Gertrud Biewer discontinued her breeding program shortly thereafter.
The Biewer is the result of the constructive breeding of 3 or more breeds.
In Nov. of 2007 Mrs. Biewer agreed to a meeting with representatives of a Biewer club in America, at which time she shared important information about the early development of the breed, and the trials and errors they had gone through to reach their goal. The club shared what they were doing since the arrival of the Biewers in America and the trials and tribulations they were going through.. We are in constant contact with her, keeping her abreast the advancements of the breed and have developed a close friendship through it all.
We are proud to be taking an active part in the development of this remarkable new breed, the Biewer and we welcome everybody to become involved in this exciting part of the its history. Aside from the mandatory DNA testing required on breeding dogs, we are encouraging everyone to also have their Biewers vet checked before breeding and we will be better able to pair our breeders and to ensure retention of maximum diversity.
IABCA , has accepted the Biewer as a rare breed . We will be showing with IABCA under the standard that they have accepted for our breed and some breeder will also exhibit with the ARBA shows. Also NAKC accepts Biewers in the show ring.
My long-term goal is to take the proper steps to gain AKC recognition, so that we can exhibit as our own unique breed at AKC shows under the standard that best fits our exquisite Biewer.