Biewer vs Yorkshire Terrier - Breed Comparison | MyDogBreeds

Biewer vs Yorkshire TerrierBiewer is originated from Germany but Yorkshire Terrier is originated from United Kingdom. Both Biewer and Yorkshire Terrier are having almost same height. Both Biewer and Yorkshire Terrier are having almost same weight. Both Biewer and Yorkshire Terrier has same life span. Both Biewer and Yorkshire Terrier has almost same litter size. Both Biewer and Yorkshire Terrier requires High maintenance.

Basic Information

Group:
Terrier dog
Toy dog
Origin:
Germany
United Kingdom
Height Male:
20 - 22 cm
7 - 9 inches
20 - 23 cm
7 - 10 inches
Height Female:
18 - 20 cm
7 - 8 inches
20 - 23 cm
7 - 10 inches
Weight Male:
3 - 4 kg
6 - 9 pounds
2 - 3 kg
4 - 7 pounds
Weight Female:
2 - 3 kg
4 - 7 pounds
2 - 3 kg
4 - 7 pounds
Life Span:
12 - 15 Years
12 - 15 Years
Litter Size:
2 - 5
2 - 4
Size:
Toy dog
Toy dog
Other Names:
Biewer • Biewer à la Pom Pon • Biewer Yorkie • Biewer Yorkshire • Biewer Yorkie Terrier • Biewer Yorkshire Terrier • Biro Yorkshire Terrier
Yorkie
Colors Available:
blue,black, tan, white piebald
Blue & Tan, Black & Tan, Blue & Gold, Black & Gold
Coat:
straight, shiny and silky
Silky
Shedding:
Minimal
Minimal
Temperament:
Affectionate, Energetic, Friendly, Intelligent, Lively, Loving, Loyal, Playful, Social
Alert, Courageous, Energetic, Independent, Intelligent, Loyal, Playful
Grooming:
High maintenance
High maintenance
Trainability:
Easy
Moderate
Hypoallergenic:
Yes
Yes
Kids Friendly:
Yes
No
New Owners Friendly:
Yes
Yes

History

biewerThe Biewer is, or was, a piebald Yorkie caused by a recessive gene in a breeding of two Yorkshire Terriers. On Jan 20, 1984 a piebald Yorkshire puppy was born in Hunsruck, Germany to Gertrud and Werner Biewer. The puppy was considered beautiful and the Biewer’s fell in love with it and began a process od selective breeding in an effort to breed piebald Yorkies. Based on a friend’s suggestion, they named this group of puppies, “Biewer Yorkshire Terrier a la Pom Pon”. By 1989 the Allgemeiner Club der Hundefreunde Deurschland (ACH) officially recognized the Biewer Yorkie as a separate breed. Today they are recognized world wide as two separate breeds.

Today there have been genetic studies done that have declared the Biewer Terrier to be a separate and distinct breed from the Yorkshire Terrier, not simply tricolored Yorkies. The BTCA (Biewer Terrier Club of America) changed the name and standard to an original one for the Biewer Terrier. Mrs. Biewer has accepted and signed this revised standard and it is the only one she has accepted. This new standard allows the Biewer Terrier to have a black coat and an undocked tail. In 2014 with the new standard the American Kennel Club Foundation Stock Service (ACK/FSS) accepted the Biewer Terrier. Some breeders still want the breed called the Biewer Yorkshire a la Pom Pon, but Mrs. Biewer has objected to this, insisting the dog is a terrier. The Biewer Breed Club of America (BBCA) insists on the breeding of Biewers only to other Biewers. This is opposed by others who are importing Biewers and breeding them with Yorkies. The result is not recognized as a purebred dog. BBCA breeders do not engage in this type of cross breeding or condone them. The BBCA breeds only dogs that meet the standard set by the BTCA.

The first two Biewers were imported to the States in 2003 by Donna Hall. They made history in 2003, when they were accepted by the IABCA (International All Breed Canine Association) and entered their first dog show. Today they are shown in rare breed dog shows around the world. Today there are two standards in operation for the Biewer as the American Biewer and the North American Kennel Club continue to follow the German standard while the BBCA follow the revised standard approved by Mrs. Biewer.

yorkshire terrierThe Yorkshire terrier originated in Yorkshire which is a place in northern England. In mid 19th century workers from Scotland came to Yorkshire in search for work. They brought different varieties of small terriers with them. Earlier they are known as Broken Haired Scotch Terrier and then Toy Terrier. In 1874 they were officially named as Yorkshire Terrier. They begun their journey as hunting dogs and later developed as companion dogs. AKC registered the breed in 1878.

Description

biewer puppyThis long-haired terrier is a neat and compact toy dog. Their hair should be as long as their body is high and hang straight from the bottom of his skull to the end of his tail which is carried upward. He is a well proportioned and powerful little dog. He has no undercoat, but his overcoat is very much like human hair and should be combed. The head is a signature of the Biewer, covered with symmetrical gold, white and blue/black hair. They have flat, small heads and a black nose with an average muzzle. They have intelligent, dark, medium sized eyes and small ears shaped as a V and standing erect. All four legs are straight, and the hips are well formed. They have round feet and an undocked tail.

yorkshire terrier puppyYorkies are one of the glamorous member of the dog breeds. They have excellent personality as their owner will be surely proud of them when taking them in public. They like to go outside and make adventures. They are good companion dogs and watch dogs too. They are very affectionate with their owners. Yorkies always bark when any stranger comes and they should be taught about neighbours and when to bark. They will get angry on seeing new dogs and surely chases squirrels.

They like to spend more time with their people. Leaving them alone for long time is not good. Yorkies should be treated gently and with love. They love to spend time with older children. They love apartment life if they are made to play and walk daily. Yorkies are the second most popular dog in America.

Health Problems

biewer dogThe Biewer Terrier is not a cross breed or hybrid and so does have some of the very serious health issues of the Yorkshire Terrier including the bane of small dogs with liver shunts. Liver shunts are fatal if they are not treated. The breed does have sensitive stomach issues as well. They face other small dog issues like floating patella’s, ear and skin infections. Other than this the Biewer Terrier is a very healthy breed.

yorkshire terrier dogYorkies have possibilities of having hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, hypothyroidism and von willebrand's disease.

Hair fall

Usually yorkies don't shed more. They have long, silky and straight hair. They should be made to bath weekly once.

Caring The Pet

Feeding

biewer puppiesAs previously mentioned the Biewer Terrier has a very sensitive stomach and intestinal system. He should be fed low protein dry dog food. Watch for signs of food allergies such as scratching or chewing on his feet. Feed 2-3 times a day but the Biewer Terrier is one of the few dogs that you can safely free feed unless you notice substantial gaining of weight.

Health issues

Health issues are few as mentioned previously. However, make sure your Briewer’s ears are free of debris and wax, make sure their teeth are brushed and they show no signs of allergies. Along with liver shunts, sensitive intestinal and stomach issues and floating patellas, these are the other minor issues that might occur. Watch for diarrhea and off colored stools.

Exercise and games

The Biewer Terrier is an active dog that needs regular exercise and walks. He is a speed demon as his ancestor the Yorkie is and needs an outlet for running as well as daily walks. They love to run, and they love to play. They do great in agility but love adventures. They are smart and love to learn tricks. Since they love hunting vermin they would also excel at Barn Hunt.

Feeding the puppy

yorkshire terrier puppiesWhen you change the puppy food from liquid to solid initially you must give what the dam is having. This is to avoid digestive problems when new food is introduced. The level of liquid food should be reduced in a step by step manner and thus increasing solid food gradually.

Feeding the adult

You have two choices and one is manufactured dog food and another is home cooked food. Commercial brands are not suggested as they contain artificial coloring and chemical preservatives.

Points for Good Health

Vaccinations should be made at the right time. The food given should be the best.

Games and Exercises

They should be taught tricks by giving rewards. Exercising them has benefits such as maintaining muscles, release pent-up energy, good for heart, good metabolism, good sleep and be active.

Characteristics

biewer dogsThe Biewer Terrier loves to be loved and he returns it in volumes. This is a dedicated, fun loving and charming little dog that you can carry around. They are loyal and friendly, athletic and alert. They are barkers when they need to be, but they are not “yappy dogs”. They love toys so make sure they have plenty. They will carry them wherever they go.

Children friendliness

yorkshire terrier dogsYorkies are not so much friendly with children. It is not advised to leave them with children without adult supervision.

Special talents

They were previously used to catch rats and hunt badger and fox. They are excellent watchdogs and defend their territory very well.

Adaptability

They adapts well for apartment living. But they will not be happy if leaved alone for a long time. Yorkies cannot tolerate too hot or cold weather.

Learning ability

They are moderately easy to train. Yorkies should be trained early when they are amenable to process. Sessions should be conducted with lots of treats and must be short as they will easily get bored.

Comparison with other breeds

  1. Harlequin Pinscher vs Biewer - Breed Comparison
  2. Chihuahua vs Biewer - Breed Comparison
  3. Morkie vs Biewer - Breed Comparison
  4. Havanese vs Biewer - Breed Comparison
  5. Chorkie vs Biewer - Breed Comparison
  6. Pekingese vs Biewer - Breed Comparison
  7. Chinese Crested Dog vs Biewer - Breed Comparison
  8. Biewer vs Yorkshire Terrier - Breed Comparison
  9. Biewer vs Bichonpoo - Breed Comparison
  10. Biewer vs Affenpinscher - Breed Comparison
  11. Biewer vs Bichon Bolognese - Breed Comparison
  12. Chiweenie vs Biewer - Breed Comparison
  13. Chug vs Biewer - Breed Comparison
  14. Brussels Griffon vs Biewer - Breed Comparison
  15. Chipoo vs Biewer - Breed Comparison
  16. Chiapom vs Biewer - Breed Comparison
  17. English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) vs Biewer - Breed Comparison
  18. Long Haired Chihuahua vs Biewer - Breed Comparison
  19. Russian Toy Terrier vs Biewer - Breed Comparison
  20. Franzuskaya Bolonka vs Biewer - Breed Comparison
  21. Phalene vs Biewer - Breed Comparison
  22. Bugg vs Biewer - Breed Comparison
  23. Cockachon vs Biewer - Breed Comparison
  24. Shih Tzu vs Biewer - Breed Comparison
  25. Chihuahua vs Yorkshire Terrier - Breed Comparison
  26. Morkie vs Yorkshire Terrier - Breed Comparison
  27. Havanese vs Yorkshire Terrier - Breed Comparison
  28. Chorkie vs Yorkshire Terrier - Breed Comparison
  29. Pekingese vs Yorkshire Terrier - Breed Comparison
  30. Chinese Crested Dog vs Yorkshire Terrier - Breed Comparison
  31. Chiweenie vs Yorkshire Terrier - Breed Comparison
  32. Chug vs Yorkshire Terrier - Breed Comparison
  33. Affenpinscher vs Yorkshire Terrier - Breed Comparison
  34. Brussels Griffon vs Yorkshire Terrier - Breed Comparison
  35. Chipoo vs Yorkshire Terrier - Breed Comparison
  36. Chiapom vs Yorkshire Terrier - Breed Comparison
  37. English Toy Terrier (Black & Tan) vs Yorkshire Terrier - Breed Comparison
  38. Long Haired Chihuahua vs Yorkshire Terrier - Breed Comparison
  39. Bichon Bolognese vs Yorkshire Terrier - Breed Comparison
  40. Russian Toy Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier - Breed Comparison
  41. Franzuskaya Bolonka vs Yorkshire Terrier - Breed Comparison
  42. Phalene vs Yorkshire Terrier - Breed Comparison
  43. Bugg vs Yorkshire Terrier - Breed Comparison
  44. Cockachon vs Yorkshire Terrier - Breed Comparison
  45. Shih Tzu vs Yorkshire Terrier - Breed Comparison
  46. Silky Terrier vs Yorkshire Terrier - Breed Comparison
  47. Snorkie vs Yorkshire Terrier - Breed Comparison
  48. Toy Bulldog vs Yorkshire Terrier - Breed Comparison
  49. Toy Mi-Ki vs Yorkshire Terrier - Breed Comparison

View/Compare Breeds

Popular Dog Breeds