The couple named these Yorkies with distinctive marking «Biewer Yorkshire Terrier à la Pom Pon». In 1988 the breed has participated in the dog show for the first time. Shortly afterwards it became really trendy in its homeland. In 1989 it has earned recognition of the ACH (Allgemeiner Club der Hundefreunde Deutschland).
The Biewer has made its way to America in 2003, and the Biewer Terrier club of America (BTCA) was founded in 2007. Being a fairly new breed it hasn’t yet get an acceptance of the American Kennel Club (AKC), but the breed is recognized by the American Rare Breed Association (ARBA).
The BTCA is the only organisation, which has compiled the breed’s standards according to the wishes of its originator, Mrs Biewer. This document confirms the name of the dog as Biewer Terrier and not Biewer a la Pom Pon. It also approves undocked tails and black in the coats. The dog’s breeders strongly insist that the genuine Biewer can be achieved only via multi-generation crossing and there is an on-going dispute between them and those who prefer to mix the Biewer and the Yorkie.
The Biewer Terrier usually displays aloofness and distrust in the presence of strange people and can even be a bit aggressive. The dog has high-pitched bark which it likes to use without any obvious reason. So make sure that walls in your dwelling are thick enough to not bother your neighbours. On the bright side this vigilant breed has a potential of becoming an outstanding watch dog who will warn the master about coming danger with its shrill voice.
This friendly animal generally gets along with other dogs but due to its terrier heritage the Biewer can sometimes overestimate its abilities and recklessly confront the dog multiple times larger than itself. So it would be wise to be extra cautious while introducing unfamiliar canines to each other. The breed is quite suitable for households with other home pets since its amicable nature allows it to communicate problem-free with every living creature. Although sometimes an over-indulged dog can show signs of jealousy towards other home animals.
• patellar luxation;
• liver shunt;
• eye problems;
• sensitive stomach.
Before brushing the Biewer it’s essential to sprinkle the dog’s hair with a light mixture of conditioner and water. The breed should be bathed once every two to three weeks in order to maintain its fur good-looking and healthy. The erect ears also demand special attention and the hair on them must be trimmed every few weeks in order to remain in the up-right position.
The trainer should strive to become an unshakable authority for the Biewer in order to make it willingly oblige the commands. The training should be based on the principals of consistency, fair treatment and positive reinforcement and never on harsh correction.
Remember that without proper physical outlet the dog can cause you many troubles at home destroying your possessions, chewing things, peeing. Luckily enough the Biewer is substantially less energetic than larger breeds so it’s easy for moderate active family to meet its exercise requirements.