STANDARDS & HISTORY
That of a long-haired toy terrier whose hair
hangs evenly and straight down each side of the body,
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 outlines should give the impression of a
powerful and well proportioned body.
Head & Skull:
The head should be rather small and flat, not too
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.
Medium size, dark and sparkling with a sharp intelligent
expression and placed in a way that they look straight.
They shall not be too prominent and
the eye rims should be of a dark color.
Small V shaped ears, carried erect, and set not too far
apart. Covered with a short hair.
The teeth should be all the same.
Either a scissor bite or level bite is acceptable.
Premolar faults are tolerated.
The legs should be totally straight, well covered with hair.
Legs rather straight, well muscled, and well covered with hair.
Very compact with well formed hips, and a level back line.
A complete tail, with lots of hair,
carried slightly higher than the level of the back.
As rounded as possible, with toenails being white or black.
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 woolly). Shiny like silk and
of fine silky texture, without an undercoat.
Coloring of the coat of the trunk, and the head piece 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, symmetrical colored.
WEIGHT & HEIGHT:
Up to 22 cm in height and a weight of about 3.1 kg.
Any and all 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.
Please Note: As of August 1998 Germany enacted the Animal
Protection Dog Regulations (TIERSCHUTZ-HUNDEVERORDNUNG)
in which it is NOW ILLEGAL to dock tails or ears,
therefore any docking of tails and ears on the Bierwer 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 we will enforce the current new restrictions enacted from
Germany. 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
Mr. and Mrs. Werner & Gertrude Biewer started the first Biewer
through a recessive piebald gene occurrence
in their Yorkshire Terriers.
Although Mr. Werner Biewer
passed away in 1997, his legacy lives on through this
exquisite rare breed.
The Biewers 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 paws. In 1989
the Biewer was accepted as it own breed with
the ACH German e.V. As we know them today, the
Biewer a la Pom Pon has enchanted us with
their elegant coloring and disposition.
The breed standard states the head must have three colors;
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 with white in it.
The hair is silky, not curly.
We will hold true to the German Standards of this lovely rare breed.