Here are the first parents of the Biewer Yorkies that produced the Piebald Puppies. Darling, Fru Fru, Goldi & one other Yorkie that wasn't named in this photo.
The Biewer was created in 1984 by a Mr. & Mrs. Biewer of Germany, when they cross bred two of their Yorkies. Biewer's were introduced to the United States in 2003, and today they're still considered to be a rare breed.
The Biewer Terrier came to be it's own breed as a result of a Yorkshire Terrier puppy born in January of 1984 that had an extreme amount of white patterning throughout it's coat. This unusual puppy, named Scheefloeckchan von Friedheck, caused his breeders, Werner & Gertrud Biewer, to wonder whether their Yorkies carried a recessive Piebald Gene, which apparently they did.
Over the next several years, the Biewer's bred for the Piebald Gene & produced Blue, White & Gold Yorkshire Terrier's that bred true to their color. Mr Biewer showed two of his unusual dogs as "Black & White Yorkies" in 1988, & the breed took off from there. Biewer Terrier's were first officially recognized by the Allgemeiner Club der Hundefreunde Deutschland e. V., one of Germany's dog clubs. The Biewer's signed off on the Biewer breed standard in the late 1980's. Mr. Biewer died in 1997; thereafter, his widow stopped breeding dogs. The Biewer Terrier Club of America was established in 2007.
There are many that have the misconception that the Biewer was a MUTATION when this could not be further from the truth. Mutations are a one time occurrence where development of a fetus is affected by an outside factor. It would be virtually impossible for the same occurrence to happen over and over. The Biewer is a result of 2 parents carrying recessively for the Piebald gene in a distinct banded appearance. When the offspring inherits a recessive piebald gene in the banded form from BOTH parents, then they will be Piebald banded patterned. All Biewer's will trace back to Darling von Friedheck the reported foundation Sire who is a Blue/Tan Champion Yorkshire Terrier. The reported foundation Dam is Fru-Fru von Friedheck who is a Blue/Tan Champion Yorkshire Terrier. These 2 dogs produced what became known as the 1st Biewer in Germany in 1984 and are the reported foundation Dam and Sire of the whole Biewer Breed.
The average Biewer weighs between 4 to 8 lbs & stands up to 8 1/2 inches in height. Their single coat is long, straight & silky & comes in White/Blue/Black & White /Gold/Tan. It requires regular attention to keep it tangle free, much like human hair. These tiny Terrier's are reported to be happy-hearted and almost child-like, & they make extraordinary companions in large or small households. The Biewer Yorkie does well with children and other animals and bonds closely with it's human family. These are playful, mischievous little dogs. Despite their small stature, they're sturdy, active & alert. They are not known to be yappy barkers.