Biewer History

The Biewer, pronounced (Beeva), originated in Hunsruck, Germany in 1984.  Mr. and Mrs. Werner & Gertrude Biewer started the first Biewer through a recessive piebald gene occurance in their Yorkshire Terriers. Although Mr. Werner Biewer passed away in 1997, his legacy lives on through this exquisite rare breed.  
Biewer started with the master parents "Darling von Friedheck" and "Fru Fru von Friedheck".  Both dogs were blue and tan and were world youth winners in 1981 at Dortmund. Their marriage brought the first blue, white and golden Biewer, "Schneeflocken von Friedheck", born in January of 1984.  
Mr. Biewer continued breeding his colored Biewers to achieve their white bellies and four white legs. In 1989 the Biewer was accepted as it own breed with the ACH German e.V.  As we know them today, the Biewer  has enchanted us with their elegant coloring and disposition.  The head must have three colors; black or blue, white and gold in good symmetry. The belly, chest, legs and the tip of the tail is white. The tail is full. The back is blue or black with white in it. The hair is silky, not curly.  

GENERAL APPEARANCE: That of a long haired  terrier whose hair hangs evenly and straight down each side of the body, and from the base of the skull and end of the tail. The body should be compact and neat.  The tail should be carried up.  The outline should give the impression of a powerful and proportioned body.

HEAD AND SKULL:  The head should be rather small and flat, not to prominent, round in the skull, nor the muzzle too long with an absolute black nose.  The hair on the head is long with colors: white-blue-gold symmetrically colored.

EYES: Medium size, dark and sparkling with a sharp intelligent expression and placed where they look straight.  They should not be to prominate and the rims should be a dark color.

EARS:  Small V-shaped ears, that are carried erect, and set not too far apart, and covered with short hair.
TEETH:  The teeth should all be the same.  Either a scissors or level back is acceptable. Premolar faults are tolerated.

FORELEGS:  The legs should be totally straight and covered with hair.

HIND LEGS:  Legs rather straight, well muscled, and well covered with hair.

BODY: Very compact with well formed hips and a level backline.

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 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 of the trunk, and of the head pieces are as follows: Rather 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, symmetrically colored.

WEIGHT AND HEIGHT:  Up to  (8.7 in height) and weight of about (7 lbs).

FAULTS:  Any and all breed differences within this breed standard. Light colored eyes or eye rims.  Light colored nostrils.  Any ear that is not erect.  An over or undershot bite.  Wavy or curly hair.