History of the Exquisite Biewer Yorkshire Terrier
On January 20th 1984 in Hunsruck, Germany, the first blue, white and gold Yorkie, named Schneefloecken von Friedheck, was born to 1981 Dortmund World Junior Champion, Darling von Friedheck and 1981 Dortmund World Junior Champion, Fru Fru von Friedheck.
After raising and showing Yorkies for 20 years, Werner and Gertrud were intrigued by the extreme amount of white on this puppy. This prompted them to begin looking into the possible existence of a recessive piebald gene in their breeding line. Their interest quickly shifted to producing a perfect blue, white and gold Yorkshire.
Werner Biewer named these Yorkie’s with white markings “Biewer Yorkshire á la Pom-Pon”. It was from these breedings the Biewer Yorkie was developed. The breed was officially recognized in 1986 by the ACH (Allgemeiner Club der Hundefreunde Deutschland) . In 1988 Mr. Werner took his Biewers to a dog show in Weisbaden.
(While dining one evening the husband of singer Margot Eskens presented her with a Biewer Yorkie puppy on a platter as a gift. This incident is the very reason that the name “a la Pom Pon” was added. It translates from French to a “tassel or colourful ball of yarn”, which perfectly described the puppy`s hair.)
The beautiful Biewer Yorkshire Terrier was first introduced to the United States in 2003 and just recently to Canada in 2006.