The History of the
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You may ask
what is a Biewer and where did they come from as well as
what are they like. These little dogs are always ready for
adventure and are oblivious of their small size. Although
each dog has their own special personality generally as a
breed they are whimsical, very energetic, clever and with
their devotion and loyalty to their human family they make a
great companion dog for all ages. Oh and did I say just
How it all began
Mr. & Mrs.
Werner and Gertrude Biewer of Hunsruck Germany bred their
1981 Dortmund World Youth Winning Yorkshire Terriers,
“Darling von Friedheck” and “Fru Fru von Friedheck” and to
their surprise, on January 20, 1984, their first tri-colored
puppy was born bearing the traditional colors of a Yorkshire
terrier with the addition of white. This puppy was named
“Schneeflocken von Friedheck”, (schneeflöcke is German for
snowflake). It is said that each of these fabulous
specimens were carriers of the piebald gene. There is much
speculation as to how this gene entered the race. However
Gertrude and Werner felt the offspring of this mating were
an incredible little dog and decided to embrace the litter
and continued to breed for this particular color. Mr.
Biewer's Yorkshire Terriers that produced his three colored
offspring came from the Streamglen Kennels in England. The
widely accepted theory is that the white marking on
Schneeflocken was the result of a recessive piebald gene
present in the breeding pair Darling and Fru Fru. Throughout
the next five years, Mr. and Mrs. Biewer carefully bred
their lines to a set type. On November 15, 1989 Mr. Biewer
wrote and signed his official Standard for the Biewer. This
standard was submitted to and accepted into the Allgemeiner
Club der Hunderfreunde Deutschland e. V. (the ACH e. V.) in
1989 and the Biewer became recognized for the first time.
travels to the United States
In 2003, the first Biewer was shown in the U.S.A. by Donna
Hall, founder of the American chapter of the 1.
BYC Mrs. Hall worked diligently to gain Biewer recognition
under the show auspices of the IABCA and the
NAKC/Rarities. Mrs. Hall was instrumental in the
development of a more detailed Biewer Standard accepted
to the RVD/UCI currently being used by IABCA and NAKC as
well as Ontario Rare Breed judges.
Through showing the Biewer in rare breed conformation venues
and their notice by other canine Fancier’s ,
the Biewer is enjoying a rapid increase in popularity not
only in Europe but also the United States, Canada,
and many other parts of the world.
BBCC wishes to spread awareness of the importance for any
breeder to belong to a breed club of their choice
to help track and advance the Biewer breed. The Biewer
numbers are growing rapidly as more and more
fanciers are discovering the Biewer , more are imported from
Germany as foundation stock and pets thus
more litters are being born in the United States and Canada.
Affiliated Breed Club
The first Biewer shown in Canada was shown in Ontario in
2006, after BBCA member Jan Prosser submitted
the standard to the Rare Breed Club of Ontario.
The dogs name was Dino Von Castellhun who was originally
imported from the von Casellhun kennel in
Germany and lovingly shown by his owners/handlers Biewer
Castle Kennel of Ontario .Both Jan Prosser
and Helen Curran are proud to be amongst the Original
founders of the BBCI Now known as the BBCA.
And continue working along side of fellow Biewer Breed Club
Executive Directors towards our goals and
aspirations for the Breed.
The Biewer Breed Club Canada established in 2008 has set out
to organize and educate the Canadian Biewer
breeders so that this wonderful, highly intelligent,
inquisitive little dog will be accepted as a breed all of
own. It is important that a Canadian Breed Club be
established to look to the future of this breed as this
breed is rapidly gaining in popularity. We look to the
future in hopes of foreseeing how best the BBCC can
lead Canadian Biewer breeders in terms of promotion,
education, and registration and structured breeding
practices of the Biewer.
BBCC knows that with careful breeding, the Biewer will be a
breed whose future is assured. The breed order
we will enact for our breeding pairs will include DNA
verification by the major Canine genetic company, as
well as exclusively breeding only Biewer to Biewer. BBCC
breeder/members will develop lines that will
ensure the health of the dog. We will continue to follow
any major health issues that may arise in this breed
to see if any lines are producing specific problems.
The Biewer Breed Club Canada is dedicated to keeping
detailed records of dogs born in Canada.
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