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Alternative names
Biewer Yorkshire Terrier
Country of origin
Common nicknames
Biewer Yorkie
Classification and breed standards
Not recognized by any major kennel club
This breed of dog is extinct

The Biewer is a rare breed of toy dog.


The breed is seldom found outside Germany, its country of origin. The breed was first imported into the USA in 2003.

Breed recognition

Biewer fanciers are working towards recognition of the breed in the United States. The IABCA was a member of the German organization who had approved the Biewer in Germany, so the first Biewer puppy was shown in the US in June of 2003. The first Best In Show for the Biewer in the USA took place in November of 2003.

A National Breed Club was formed for the Biewer in the USA in 2003 and is known as the American Biewer Club (ABC). This club was the first club formed in the USA to support the breed as it was originally bred for using the original Biewer lines. The ABC abides by the German Breed standard and supports the original German Biewer Club.

As a very new breed, there remains some controversy over whether the Biewer is a completely separate breed or is simply a colour variation of the Yorkshire Terrier. The Biewer is not currently recognized by any of the major international kennel clubs.

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