WHAT MAKES IT A BIEWER YORKIE?
FACTS ABOUT THE BIEWER YORKIE AND IT'S FOUNDATION
What is a Biewer Yorkie? - A Biewer Yorkie is a BELTED/BANDED Yorkshire Terrier..
Origin: The Biewer's origins are considered to be from Germany because the German Registrations would not allow the then described TRI or Banded colored Yorkshire Terrier into their registration as the Registries here in the United States do thus a separate registry was formed in Germany and the dog was given the separate breed classification of Biewer Yorkshire Terrier A la Pom Pon. If the German Breed Club had allowed the then described TRI or banded colored Yorkshire Terrier to be registered in it's mist then the Biewer Breed would not exist to this day and would be Tri Colored YORKSHIRE TERRIERS. The name alone should lead most people with a little common sense to realize that the Biewer Yorkie is heavily ensconced with the Yorkshire Terrier.
There is great controversy in the breeder world as to what the true lineage of the Biewer Yorkie is. Since the Biewer's also raised Shih-Tzu's at the time of the occurrence of their first Biewer there are many that claim that the Biewer is actually a cross between a Yorkshire Terrier and a Shih-Tzu. This would actually be unlikely as first generation Yorkshire Terrier crossed with a Shih-Tzu would not produce piebald/spotted/banded/tri offspring unless the Yorkshire Terrier parent also carried the piebald/spotted/banded/tri gene. The coat of many of the Biewer's however is more of the texture of the Shih-Tzu as well as their body conformation. The problem with erect ear stance could also be contributed to the Shih-Tzu if indeed the Shih-Tzu is part of the breed.
There are others that are convinced that the Maltese is the culprit responsible for the make-up of the piebald gene in the Biewer's. I have seen Morkies that could easily pass as Biewer's and many were of better quality than what are being represented as purebred Biewers.
Whatever it's true heritage, may or may not be, will ever be confirmed as no DNA test were run to determine parentage of the first presented Biewer's.
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.
German Pedigrees: The German Biewer Pedigrees are heavily laced with YORKSHIRE TERRIERS and rightfully so since the Biewer's foundation is reportedly that of 2 Blue/Tan YORKSHIRE TERRIERS and only became a separate breed in 1986 when the German Registry refused to recognize the TRI/Banded Yorkshire Terriers being born in Germany. ALL Biewers will trace back to Darling von Friedheck the reported foundation dam who is a Blue/Tan Champion Yorkshire Terrier. The reported foundation sire is Fru-Fru von Friedheck who is a Blue/Tan Champion Yorkshire Terrier. These 2 dogs produced what became known as the first Biewer Yorkie in Germany in 1984 and are the reported foundation dam and sire of the whole Biewer Breed.
It should also be noted that the ORIGINAL Biewers were listed in the database as TRI color. It was not until many years later that the designation was changed to Blau/weiss/gold or b/w/g. There are Biewers listed in the database as late as 2003 with the Tri Color Classification.
I will list just a FEW of the Yorkshire Terriers that are found in the German Biewer Pedigrees. These dogs are found in your more established and well known Biewer Bloodlines.
Dam to My Little Darling from Yorki-Home of Sunshine, Snow Quarty from Yorki-Home of Sunshine
Grand dam and Great Grand dam to World Cup Winner Belamie vom Alpenland, Evelyn from Yorki-Home of Sunshine, My Little Darling from Yorki-Home of Sunshine, Barbi vom Alpenland
Great Grand dam to Baby-Championat, Golden Globe Winner, Euro-City-Cup-Sieger and Germany-Super-Cup-Sieger Dany of Heaven's blue Diamond's, World Cup Winner Bleamie vom Alpenland, Multiple Title Winner Othello von der Hemsbach
Dam to Carrisima from Yorki-Home of Sunshine, Havanni from Yorki-Home of Sunshine,
Grand dam to My Little Darling from Yorki-Home of Sunshine, Evelyn from Yorki-Home of Sunshine, Snow Quarty from Yorki-Home of Sunshine,
Great Grand dam to World Cup Winner Belamie vom Alpenland, Dany of Heaven's blue Diamond's (see titles above), My Little Darling from Yorki-Home of Sunshine,
Sire to Naila from Yorki-Home of Sunshine
Grandsire to Carissima from Yorki-Home of Sunshine,
Great Grandsire to My Little Darling from Yorki-Home of Sunshine,
Dam to Choo Choo vom Rheinblick,
Grand dam to Coriell-Chanell vom Rheinblick
Great Grand dam to Multiple Show Winner Daffi Boy from Dream Lover Moon,
Sire to Celly von Langenfels
Grandsire to Kontinent-Champion Kumba von den zwei Monden
Great Grandsire to Fantasy Boy vom Paradies der kessen Zwerge
Dam to Kumba von den zwei Monden,
Grand dam to Fantasy Boy vom Paradies der kessen Zwerge,
Sire to Apolonia von Langenfels,
Grandsire to Celly von Langenfels,
Great Grandsire to Kontinent-Champion Kumba von dem zwei Monden
Dam to Apolonia von Langenfels,
Grand dam to Celly von Langenfels,
Great Grand dam to Kontinent-Champion Kumba von dem zwei Monden
Those came from just a very slight few of the many Biewer Pedigrees that I have. I'm sure though that those slim few prove that the YORKSHIRE TERRIER is truly a part of the Biewer Breed and that the YORKSHIRE TERRIER and the Biewer Yorkie are one and the SAME only being separated by a NAME Classification and the desire for the Biewer to have the Piebald/Tri/Banded appearance. The gene pool is reportedly 100% YORKSHIRE TERRIER.
I'm sure anybody that is interested in the Biewer Yorkie has been told by somebody that if the Yorkshire Terrier is used to cross with the Biewer then it is no longer a Biewer Yorkie.
IF you were wanting to produce only the BANDED/BELTED colored offspring then using a Yorkshire Terrier would defeat your purpose. The solids ones produced would be considered in essence to be F1 Biewer Yorkies in the UNITED STATES and used as FOUNDATION stock to reproduce Biewer Yorkies. The solid colored ones however would still be listed in the GERMAN BIEWER database as Biewers with NO DISTINCTION of any kind except by the Color Classification. If the Yorkshire Terrier however was already an F1 or happened to carry for the Banded/Belted color gene then BIEWER (as referring to Banded) Yorkies could and would be produced.
The difference in the registries being that the BYA felt the need to have accurate pedigrees. The BYA allows the German Biewer crossing with the Yorkshire Terrier just as the Germans do in order to be able to produce F1 Foundation Stock with which to produce the Biewers more efficiently in the United States. The BYA is doing nothing that has not been done in Germany.
REGISTRATION: Hear ye - Hear ye - Let the masses step forward that believe that a piece of paper issued in Germany is more valuable than one issued any place else in the world. Believe me they WILL step forward and shout from the rooftops! Let me ask you some questions:
If you plan on using them to register future litters then ANY registration certificate will do.
If you plan on using them to show your dog with then you will need the registration papers of the organizations that you plan to show through. Please be honest with yourself though as to whether you will truly go through with your plans to show as you could be passing up a wonderful pet or breeding prospect by deluding yourself.
The answer is simply NO. The dogs conformation, health, temperament and bloodline are what a KNOWLEDGEABLE person is looking for and is willing to spend hard-earned Cash for. Those simply looking for a pet should have no concern with registration as it would be useless to them anyways.
Absolutely NOT on both issues. The breeder determines the quality of the dogs they choose to breed and it is their ethics and concerns for the breed that determine the quality of puppies that they produce. NO registration certificate can guarantee you that the dog that you have is purebred nor that the registration certificate even has the correct information on it. Once again the breeders ethics and honesty are what matters not the Registration Certificate. It's kind of like dealing with the sweet ole knowledgeable lady on the corner or the neighborhood know-nothing bully. Both can produce a registration certificate but who is more likely to produce you a dog that you are proud of? It doesn't take a rocket scientist to fill out a piece of paper, put it and money in an envelope and send it to a registry. It takes a LOT more though to breed healthy, well tempered, quality pets.
A BIEWER is simply a YORKSHIRE TERRIER in a Belted pattern. The origin is of little consequence as they can be found from Germany to the United States to Hungary and around the world. A Biewer is a belted Yorkshire Terrier with the breed name of Biewer.
Registration means that the breeder has taken the time to fill out a piece of paper and sent it in to a given organization along with payment and has received in return a Registration Certificate wit the information that the BREEDER themselves gave to the registering organization. A registration certificate is only as good as the person who applied for it.
Pedigree is basically a family tree of the animal. A pedigree is documented information that organizations keep in ongoing databases. A pedigree is very useful in a variety of ways. A pedigree can be used to trace the lineage of the animal, to trace medical problems in a given bloodline, to research bloodlines and genetics. A pedigree can be used to go back many generations and determine the dogs that need to be DNA tested for proof of parentage. A single pedigree is worth more than 1000 Registration Certificates. When looking for an animal be more concerned over the access to a pedigree than by which registry the breeder has chosen to use.
Just a few short years ago the answer was simple - TWO. But in the past few years there have been many registries who have jumped into the fray and even several more that have formed in Germany due to distention amongst the members of the German Biewer Club. The ORIGINAL Biewer Club is the "ACH" - Allgemeiner Club der Hundefreunde Deutschland - ACH-L e. V. If GERMAN registration is a BIG DEAL to you then this is the registry that you should be registering with. If you register with any other German Registry then you are NOT registering with the ORIGINAL OFFICIAL German Registration Club and therefore should not be squawking about any United States Registry.
There are many registries now that recognize the Biewer as a breed unto itself. Just to name a few are ACH-L e. V., ACR - American Canine Registry, BYA - Biewer Yorkie Association (basically a pedigree registry), CKC - Continental Kennel Club, WRV e.V., and then there are several registries that were formed because of distention amongst the members of other clubs.
The ACH, IBC and Biro registries are all part of the same organization in Germany.
Absolutely NOT as there is no competition at the present time in the United States for the Biewer Yorkies. Those bragging I suppose do have the right to brag as they have taken the time to show their Biewers but their wins might of been loses if a respectable amount of Biewers were being shown. International titles are certainly misleading as "Give Me" titles due to no competition should not be considered respectable titles and worst yet are those that are being given INTERNATIONAL TITLES when they've never left U.S. soil..
Keep in mind that ANYBODY, should they wish to, could show their dogs and if the dog attended enough shows that they could achieve titles. Keep in mind also that if a dog attends ONE show and the owner is bragging about the dog achieving it's title in that ONE show then the title is worthless as titles are expected to be earned through the opinions of a variety of Judges and not just one Judges opinion.
There have been NO SHOWS in the United States to date that a sufficient number of Biewers appeared at to justify an award of a one show title.
That is a personal decision that you yourself have to make. Showing the dog will in no way make it any better or any worst than it currently is. When you show you are only asking another persons opinion of your dog and that opinion can change from show to show and from judge to judge. The real accomplishment is when YOU take your own dog into the show ring and enjoy the day with your dog. Turning your dog over to a handler or another person to show only achieves precious lost time with your animal and a tendency to lead others to believe that the dog is not what is important to you but what bragging rights it can bring you.
ACR - American Canine Registry
BYA - Biewer Yorkie Association formed in 2003.
BYA - Biewer Yorkie Association who is the Breed Club for the American Canine Registry.
NO. There are those that have SAID they could for a number of years now but to my knowledge no breeder or organization has made German Registration within the United States a simpler process.
Do not be deceived by the family group that is out there now with multiple websites sporting their own agenda. They are NOT using the Original Biewer Registry, they have done nothing to date to promote the Biewer within the United States that did not include putting money in their own pockets. This group is quite easy to spot as their websites content are basically the same and their websites are riddled with misinformation. This group has over the few years they have had Biewers changed their Registration and Club affiliation multiple times thus making their previous comments about Registries and Clubs a joke at best.
Yes. Canada, Hungary and Argentina all have Biewer's.
Let me tell you where NOT to purchase your Biewer Yorkie from. Do NOT purchase one from a pet store, from a breeder Importing and Reselling (Legally these are Brokers or Dealers and MUST BE USDA Licensed), or a puppy from anybody who is not the BREEDER (or stud owner) of the puppy as listed on the registration certificate or from anyone that is not knowledgeable as to the basics of the Biewer breed. Be sure you know about the breed yourself before you go looking for one so that you can spot those that are unknowledgeable and only after your money.
Money breeds contempt so it's a BUYER BEWARE situation.
Prices usually vary according to Sex, Quality and Demand but I highly recommend that you stay below the $2500.00 price tag otherwise you are only promoting the extortion of the breed for monetary gain. There are several knowledgeable breeders of the breed in the United States now that are selling theirs well below the $2500.00 price tag. There are many breeders in the United States that breed for the love of the breed and not for money despite the old saying "You pay for what you get". When dealing with the Biewer the old saying "Your getting jipped Man" should be the slogan and "Crook" should be tattooed across many of the breeders selling Biewers at this time.