Biewer Terrier

The Biewer terrier is sometimes still referred to as the Biewer Yorkshire terrier a la Pom Pon, its original name. Other nicknames include Biewer, Biewer a la Pom Pon and Biewer Yorkie. In 1984, two champion Yorkshire terriers belonging to Gertrud and Werner Biewer produced a piebald puppy. The Biewers felt that this puppy was unusual and attractive enough to warrant breeding more dogs with this appearance. They called the results of this breeding program Biewer Yorkshire terriers a la Pom Pon. In 1989, the ACH, a German club for dog lovers, recognized the Biewer Yorkshire Terrier a la Pom Pon as a distinct breed. After partnering with veterinary geneticists to determine that the Biewer terrier and the Yorkshire terrier were indeed two separate breeds, an American terrier club changed the name of the breed to the Biewer terrier.

The Biewer terrier is a fine to medium-boned toy dog with long, silky hair and a plumed tail. It weighs 4 to 8 pounds and is less than 8.5 inches tall. While the dog is small, it is not delicate. Its body is compact and powerful, and it has muscular legs. It has a round head with a short muzzle and tiny, upright ears. Breed standards require the hair on the dog's chest, legs and stomach to be pure white. The dog's back is white with patches of blue or black. The head is white, blue or black and gold or tan. The dog has a black nose, and its eyes have dark rims. Personality: These little dogs are fearless, energetic, vocal and intelligent. They are loving companions, but they need structure. If not properly trained, these dogs can become overbearing. They also tend to become suspicious of strangers and can be aggressive toward smaller animals if not appropriately socialized.

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Life Span
12 - 15 years
Other Names
Biewer Yorkshire Terrier a la Pom Pon, Biewer, Biewer a la Pom Pon, Biewer Yorkie, Biewer Terrier

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Size
Small

The Biewer terrier is a fine to medium-boned toy dog with long, silky hair and a plumed tail. It weighs 4 to 8 pounds and is less than 8.5 inches tall. While the dog is small, it is not delicate. Its body is compact and powerful, and it has muscular legs. It has a round head with a short muzzle and tiny, upright ears.

Breed standards require the hair on the dog's chest, legs and stomach to be pure white.

The dog's back is white with patches of blue or black. The head is white, blue or black and gold or tan. The dog has a black nose, and its eyes have dark rims.

Behaviour and Personality

Kid Friendliness
Affection Level
Activity Level

These little dogs are fearless, energetic, vocal and intelligent. They are loving companions, but they need structure. If not properly trained, these dogs can become overbearing. They also tend to become suspicious of strangers and can be aggressive toward smaller animals if not appropriately socialized.

Appearance

Shedding
Little
Grooming
Hig Maintenance

Biewer terriers have long hair that continually grows and will painfully tangle and mat if not cared for properly. If their coats are kept long, they need frequent grooming and daily brushing. They also need weekly shampooing and frequent clips. Because of the time required to manage a dog with a long coat, many owners of dogs not intended for the show ring keep their dogs' coats clipped short.

Breed's Talents and Facts

Training
Easy
  • Because Biewer terriers are recently descended from Yorkshire terriers, they are subject to many of the health issues that affect Yorkies
  • Bred from Yorkshire terriers and originated in Germany
  • It's a loyal and intelligent, relatively new breed
  • The Biewer terrier is a toy dog with a big personality

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Common Health Conditions in Biewer Terriers

Retinal dysplasia, Liver shunts, Luxating patellas, Allergies, Dental problems and Drug sensitivities.

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