Yorkillon vs Biewer - Breed Comparison | MyDogBreeds

Yorkillon vs BiewerYorkillon is originated from United States but Biewer is originated from Germany. Both Yorkillon and Biewer are having almost same height. Both Yorkillon and Biewer are of same weight. Both Yorkillon and Biewer has almost same life span. Both Yorkillon and Biewer has almost same litter size. Yorkillon requires Moderate maintenance. But Biewer requires High maintenance

Basic Information

Toy dog
Terrier dog
United States
Height Male:
17 - 23 cm
6 - 10 inches
20 - 22 cm
7 - 9 inches
Height Female:
15 - 21 cm
5 - 9 inches
18 - 20 cm
7 - 8 inches
Weight Male:
1 - 4 kg
2 - 9 pounds
3 - 4 kg
6 - 9 pounds
Weight Female:
1 - 4 kg
2 - 9 pounds
2 - 3 kg
4 - 7 pounds
Life Span:
12 - 14 Years
12 - 15 Years
Litter Size:
2 - 6
2 - 5
Toy dog
Toy dog
Other Names:
Papa-ShirePapa-Shire • Papiyork • Yorkie Pap Papillon-Yorkshire Terrier Mix, Papillon-Yorkie Mix,
Biewer • Biewer à la Pom Pon • Biewer Yorkie • Biewer Yorkshire • Biewer Yorkie Terrier • Biewer Yorkshire Terrier • Biro Yorkshire Terrier
Colors Available:
White, brown and white, light brown/golden, dark brown/chocolate, black and brown, black
blue,black, tan, white piebald
Straight, medium, fine fine, soft coat
straight, shiny and silky
Alert, Energetic, Friendly, Loving, Loyal, Playful
Affectionate, Energetic, Friendly, Intelligent, Lively, Loving, Loyal, Playful, Social
Moderate maintenance
High maintenance
Kids Friendly:
New Owners Friendly:


The Yorkillon is a bighearted cross between the Yorkshire Terrier and the Papillon. They are small dogs with huge attitudes and big ears. They are known to be sassy and get into trouble. They are playful, affectionate and intelligent. They were initially developed in the US sometime about 20-30 years ago. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club as they are considered designer dogs or mixed breeds

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.


The Yorkillon is a small dog that can look like a Yorkie or a Papillon but most due have large ears like the Papillon. Both parent breeds have long hair and short legs. There is still a lot of first generation breeding, but most are now products of multigenerational breeding. This means that every puppy can look different and no two are likely to look the same.

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.

Health Problems

There are not a lot of hereditary health issues but there are some issues they can be prone to: • Patellar Luxation – slipped knee caps can lead to lameness. • Epilepsy – can be treated with medication. • Diabetes – can be treated with medication • Legg Calve Perthes Disease – blood disorder affecting hind leg bones. • Heart defects • Tracheal collapse • Hip dysplasia – can cause lameness.

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.

Caring The Pet

1.Feeding the puppy Feed a high quality toy puppy food 3-4 meals per day a total of ¼ cup for the day. 2.Feeding the adult Feed a high quality toy puppy food 1-2 meals per day a total of ½ cup for the day. 3.Points for Good Health – No inherited issues. 4. Games and Exercises – These are high energy dogs as both parent breeds are such. They need to run, love having a fenced yard, 15-20 minute walks per day.


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.


1.Children friendliness yes but be careful the children do not hurt the small dogs. This is particularly true regarding the risk of tracheal collapse. 2.Special talents – loves to do tricks 3.Adaptability – can live anywhere in an apartment as well as a home, but he would prefer to have a fenced yard to run in. 4.Learning ability – extremely smart and very obedient

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.

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