WHAT IS A BIEWER YORKIE ?
BELOW IS A LITTLE ABOUT THEM.
History: The Breed of Biewer Yorkshire Terrier A la Pom Pon was officially recognized in 1986 by the "ACH" - Allgemeiner Club der Hundefreunde Deutschland - ACH-L e. V. The Biewer Family is given the recognition of producing the first Biewer Yorkshire Terrier A la Pom Pon born on January 20, 1984 by the name of Schnnefloecken von Friedheck or better known as "Snowflake". The Biewer's lived in Hunsruck, Germany.
The two purebred and Registered Yorkshire Terriers who are reportedly accredited with producing the first Biewer Yorkie are Darling von Friedheck who became a FCI World Junior Championess in Dortmund in 1981 and Fru-Fru von Friedheck who became a FCI World Junior Champion at the same time.
There are many that have the misconception that the Biewer was a MUTATION when this could not be further from the truth. Mutations are a one time occurrence where development of the fetus was affected by an outside factor. It would be virtually impossible for that same occurrence to happen over and over. The Biewer is the result of 2 parents carrying recessively for the Piebald gene in a distinct banded appearance. When the offspring inherited a recessive piebald gene in the BANDED form from BOTH parents then they would be Piebald banded patterned. If you see a breeders website using the word MUTATION or referring to Mutation and Piebald gene being the same then you can be SURE that you are reading the website of an unknowledgeable breeder.
TRI (Piebald) colored Yorkshire Terriers have been around as long as the breed has but was considered a disqualification of the breed and breeders either destroyed them or gave them away as pets. With the dawning of the new age breeders have become more interested in the more Unique Colors and Patterns and thus the growing interest in the Tri Yorkie, Biewer Yorkie, Chocolate Yorkie and Chocolate Biewer.
PICTURE PROPERTY OF IRIS GARDEN YORKIES
The breed is catorgorized as a Rare Breed and is registered independently as such. 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 Terrier 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 with ACH. 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. While not recognized as yet by AKC, there are Biewer Breed Clubs working towards that goal and showing at Rare Breed competitions. Check out these links to our breed clubs. http://www.biewer-btca.com/ http://www.biewerbca.org/