The Biewer is referred to by various names:
  • Biewer Terrier
  • Biewer a la Pom Pon
  • Biewer Yorkie
  • Biewer Yorkshire
  • Biewer Yorkie Terrier

The name Biewer is pronounced Bee-va (which rhymes with Diva).

The Biewers are intelligent, loyal, and very devoted to their human family. They have a fun-loving, child-like attitude that makes them a great companion for all ages.

Combined with the childlike-attitude, the Biewer is lighthearted and whimsical. Although mischievous at times, they are obedient and loyal companions.

Breed Standard decoGeneral Appearance:
That of an elegant longhaired tri-colored toy breed whose hair hangs evenly and straight down each side of the body and from the base of the skull to the end of the tail. The animal should be very compact and neat. The tail should be carried up. The outline should give the impression of a powerful and well proportioned body.
Head and Skull: Head is slightly rounded with a moderate stop. The muzzle is approximately one-third the length of the head. Bite can be level or scissor-bite. Nose is to be completely black. Eyes are medium-sized and either round or almond shaped, with an intelligent expression looking straight ahead. The rims are dark in color. Ears are small, V-shaped, upright, moderately wide set and covered with hair. They are set to the back of the skull and their base is level with the eyes. Tips should be shaved.
Eyes: Medium size, dark and sparkling with a sharp intelligent expression and placed in a way that they could look straight. They shall not be too prominent and the eye rims should be of a dark colour.
Ears: Small V shaped ears, that are carried erect, and not too far apart, covered with short hair.
Teeth: The teeth should all be the same. Either a scissors bite or level bite is acceptable. Premolar faults are tolerated.
Forelegs: The legs should be totally straight, well covered with hair.
Hind Legs: Legs rather straight, well muscled, and well covered with hair.
Body: Very compact well formed hips, and a level back line.
Tail: A complete tail, with lots of hair, carried slightly higher than the level of the back.
Feet: As rounded as possible, with toenails being white or black.
Coat: The hair on the body has a length 3/4 down the sides of the dog, or long enough to reach the ground, and is absolutely straight (not wooly), shiny like silk and of fine silky texture without an undercoat.
Coloring: Coloring of the coat of the trunk, and the head piece are as follows. White or blue-white broken or closely blue absolute, or black, without brown coloring. Hair on the breast, pure white on the belly and the legs. The head with white-blue-gold, symmetrical colored.
Weight & Height: Up to 22 cm in height and a weight of about 3.1 kg (8.66 inches / 6.83 pounds).
Faults: Any and all differences within this breed standard.
Light colored eyes or eye rims.
Light colored nostrils.
Any ear that is not erect.
An overshot or undershot bite.
Wavy or curly hair.

Please Note: As of May 2002, Germany enacted the Animal Protection Dog Regulations (TIERSCHUTZ-HUNDEVERORDNUG) in which it is NOW ILLEGAL to dock tails or ears, therefore any docking of tails and ears on the Biewer is considered FORBIDDEN in Germany. So ALL Biewers imported, and shown, in the USA must have uncropped tails and ears. This Standard depicts the original standard, but the current new restriction from Germany will be enforced. Any Biewer shown in the United States or Germany must now be shown in its natural state. Any Biewer with cropped ears or tails will be disqualified.
RVD/UCI Standard the breed is shown under in Germany and other parts of the world.
UCI Reference No 00/490
Origin: Germany


Kathy Scott
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