The Biewer's saw this little dog with its white markings as extraordinarily attractive and began the selective breeding process to produce more. The Biewer's named these little dogs with their white markings "Biewer Yorkshire a la Pom Pom". Thus the beginning of the Biewer Yorkies as we know them today. The First German Biewer Yorkshire club was established on May 24, 2003. The Biewer Yorkie was recognized as a breed unto itself long before this date though when the general public recognized it unofficially as a breed.
The Biewer Yorkshire is bred, registered and shown in other countries and is on the top of the popularity list for the United States. Few registries in the United States as this date have acknowledged the Biewer Yorkshire as a breed. The American Canine Registry is one of the few and the first United States known registry that does recognize the Biewer as a breed and is helping to promote the breed in the United States and throughout the world by the breed name of "Biewer Yorkie". The American Canine Registry formed the Biewer Yorkie Association on May 15, 2003 preparing to set in place breed standards and other club necessities and applied for recognition in 2004.
The Biewer was originally a piebald genetic recessive gene occurrence from 2 Yorkshire Terriers but unscrupulous breeders have tried to match the looks of the Biewer Yorkshire by crossing the Yorkshire Terrier and the Shih-Tzu. The crossing will produce the parti/piebald/white markings from the Shih-Tzu influence after the second generation but these crossbred dogs would take generations before they would produce the hair coat and the facial features seen in the Biewer Yorkshire. If the dog being presented to you as a Biewer Yorkshire has wavy and/or course hair, or the facial features or body style of the Shih-Tzu then it's highly unlikely that it is a TRUE purebred Biewer Yorkshire.
I am very proud to say that I am a member of the "International Biewers Club". I sincerely thank Dagmar of the IBC for providing me the photos of Darling and Fru Fru below. This is a German club with high standards and commitments from their members to the Biewer Breed. They are continually monitoring registration requests to make sure that only the best are bred and registered with them - our babies will come with an IBC Registration.