Standard of Biewer

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Origin : Germany
Date of publication of the original valid standard : 02.11.2007.
Utilization : Toy terrier.

WITHOUT CLASSIFICATION F.C.I.

BRIEF HISTORICAL SUMMARY

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.

Mr. Biewer first introduced his tri-coloured dogs to the show ring in March 1988,at Wiesbaden, Germany. At this time he presented 2 dogs and called them black and white Yorkies.

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.

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.

Behaviour and temperament : A delightful, alert, cheerful, intelligent and self-confident dog.

Head and 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.

LIMBS

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.

COLOURING

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.Type your paragraph here.