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Biewer Yorkshire Terrier Standard

 GENERAL APPEARANCE: That of a long-haired toy terrier whose hair hangs evenly and straight down each side of the body, and flat, the base of the skull to the end of the tail. The animal should be very compact and neat. The tail should be carried up. The outlines should give the impression of a powerful and well proportioned body.

BEHAVIOR & TEMPERAMENT: A delightful, alert, cheerful, intelligent and self-confident dog.

HEAD & SKULL: The head should be rather small and flat, not too proportionate round in the skull, not the muzzle too long. The hair on the head is long with colours: white, blue, gold, symmetrically coloured.

EYES: Medium size, dark and sparkling with a sharp intelligent expression and placed in a way that they look straight. They shall not be prominent and the eye rims should be of a dark colour.

EARS: Small V-shaped ears, that are carried erect, and set not too far apart, covered with a short hair.

TEETH: The teeth should be all the same. Either a scissor bite or a level bite is acceptable. Premolar faults are tolerated.

NOSE: An absolute black nose.

BODY: Very compact with well formed hips and a level back line

TAIL: A complete tail with lots of hair, carried slightly higher than the level of the back.


Forelegs : The legs should be totally straight, well covered with hair.

Hindlegs : Legs rather straight, well muscled and well covered with hair.

Feet : As rounded as possible, with toenails being white or black.

Coat : The hair on the body has a length ¾ down the sides of the dog, or long enough to reach the ground, and is absolutely straight (not woolly), shiny like silk and of fine silky texture, without an undercoat.


HEAD: White-blue-gold, symmetrically coloured

BODY: Rather white or blue-white broken or closely blue absolute or black, without brown colouring. Hair on the breast, pure white on the belly and the legs.

HEIGHT & WEIGHT: up to 22 cm (8,66 inches) and abt 3,1 kg (6.83 pounds).

FAULTS: Any and all difference within this breed standard.

  • Light coloured eyes and rims.
  • Light coloured nostrils.
  • Any ear that is not erect.
  • An over or undershot bite.
  • Wavy or curly hair.

N.B.: Male animals should have two apparently normal testicles fully descended into the scrotum.

Please Note: As of May 2002 Germany enacted the Animal Protection Dog Regulations
(TIERSCHUTZ-HUNDEVERORDNUNG) in which it is NOW ILLEGAL to dock tails or ears, therefore any docking of tails and ears on the Biewer is considered FORBIDDEN in Germany. So ALL Biewer’s imported, and shown in the USA must have uncropped tails and ears. This standard depicts the original standard, but we will enforce the current new restrictions enacted from Germany. Any Biewer shown in the United States or Germany must now be shown in its natural state. Any Biewer with cropped ears or tails will be disqualified.

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