This small, charming dog is so similar to a normal Yorkie and at the same time, it has an unusual, bright tricolor color. It is called the white Yorkshire terrier, but, according to the standard, the correct name of the breed is “Biewer”.
Historical Bread Information
- Biewer Yorkshire Terrier a la Pom Pont (Biver, Biver York, Biver Yorkshire Terrier, Biver Yorkshire)
- The first puppy of this breed appeared in 1984 in Germany, in the town of Hunsruck, in the family of German breeders Werner and Gertrude Beaver.
- The parents of the first Biewer Yorkshire terriers a la Pom Pon were Yorkshire terriers – Young World Champion Darling von Friedheck and Young World Champion Fru-Fru von Friedheck.
- Once, during dinner, the husband of the German singer Margot Eskens made a present for his wife. This fact is historical for the breed since the phrase “a la Pom Pon” was added to the main name, which translated from French means “ball of yarn” since Biewer wool looks like a ball of yarn.
Biver York is a small, proportionally folded and graceful dog with long, falling straight hair, parting along the top line from the head to the base of the tail. He is active, cheerful, cheerful and incredibly affectionate, but at the same time, he has a strong balanced temperament and a truly “terrier” character. Growth is desirable up to 22 cm at the withers, for example, up to 27 cm. Weight from 2 to 3.1 kg, for bitches, allowed weight up to 3.6 kg.
- The head of the beaver is small, proportional to the body, with a flat skull and not too long muzzle, not convex and not coarse.
- The neck is long, graceful, with a good yield.
- The eyes are medium in size, set straight, with a clever, slightly tricky expression. Dark, shiny, not convex. Biver’s eyelids are black.
- The ears are erect, triangular, small, set high and narrowly spaced.
- The nose is as described in the Biewer Yorkie black breed. Scissor bite, although the standard is allowed and straight. The absence of two premolars is also possible.
- Forelegs straight, parallel, covered with thick abundant hair. Withers short, mild, formed by wide shoulder blades with the correct slope.
- The biewer’s hind limbs are straight and muscular, with well-defined corners of the hock joints.
- Hocks are low, thighs and legs are equal in length, knee joints are strong.
- Paws are rounded with black or light claws. The body is compact, the top line is flat.
- The ribs are arched, rather long. The rib cage reaches the elbow joints, a little forward in front. Tail set high, not docked, covered with abundant hair.
- Wool is very long, on the body it falls to the ground, straight, shiny and silky.
- On the head, the following options are permissible: white-blue-golden or white-black-golden, with a symmetrical arrangement of white and colored spots.
- On the body of the dog, only combinations of black-white or cyan-white colors are allowed, as well as completely black or entirely blue with white jabot. The chest, abdomen, fore and hind limbs are white, from the chest white color rise on the neck and chin.
Character, abilities, skills
- Like all other terriers, they are agile, playful and active.
- Affectionate, good-natured beavers get on well with children.
- But at the same time, according to the owners, they can be tricky, persevering and terrier stubborn.
- Biewers are very smart and well trained.
Before buying a Biewer Terrier
The following characteristics are considered deviations from the standard description of the breed:
- bright eyes and the absence of pigmentation of the eyelids;
- lack of pigmentation of the nose;
- hanging ears;
- the absence of more than three premolars;
- wool, devoid of shine, as well as curly wool or thick undercoat;
Differences between Biewer Terrier and Normal Yorkshire Terrier
- The time and place of appearance of the breed: the Yorkies appeared in Britain more than a hundred years ago, whereas the history of the Biewer began in Germany and has a little more than thirty years.
- Color: Yorkie yarn is grayish-steel with a golden color, while a beaver has a tricolor color – bluish-white-golden or black-white-golden.
- Character and temperament: have a more stable psyche, they are calmer and more balanced.
- Body structure: in Biewer Yorkie, the backbone is stronger, and their limbs are more resistant to dislocations.
- Health: it is believed that the health of the Biewer is stronger than that of the Yorkshire.
- Unrecognized: Biewer Yorkies are still not recognized by the FCI, while the Yorkies have long received international recognition.
Health and care
- The beaver has long hair that requires careful care.
- It is necessary to monitor the condition of the ears and teeth. Ears should be cleaned regularly, and tartar should be removed from the teeth every six months.
- Claws need to be cut from time to time.
- Walk with a Biewer at least twice a day, and walking your pet better on a leash.
- Feeding: meat (beef, veal or chicken) must be boiled. Cereals (everything except oatmeal). Vegetables: all except potatoes.
- Don’t forget about vitamin and mineral supplements.
Advantages and disadvantages getting a Biewer
Three main advantages:
- unusual, bright appearance;
- balanced temperament;
- good health, in particular, the absence of defects of the kneecaps.
There are also minuses:
- requiring special care wool;
- susceptibility to allergies;
- the relatively high cost of a puppy.