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Biewer Yorkshire Terrier

Info& History

 

The American Kennel Club has named the Yorkshire Terrier as the second most popular choice among pet owners.  Many yorkie fanciers have also discovered the Biewer who were originally produced from 2 Yorkshire terrier dogs.  This adorable breed is so fascinating and gorgeous with its tri-colored head, non shedding coat, and white legs.  The Biewer is small , lovable ,playful, charming, and intelligent.  They are very courageous considering their small size.  They do not need a lot of exercise but love to run and play.  The Biewer is very affectionate and devoted to their owners.   Their NON shedding coats make Biewers terrific pets for the allergy suffering dog fancier.

The Biewer Yorkshire a la' Pom Pon, pronounced "Bee-vir" originated in Germany in 1984 and was a piebald genetic recessive gene occurrence offspring produced by Gertrud and Werner Biewer's 2 Yorkshire Terrier dogs.  The sire and dam of the first recognized Biewer's were “Darling of Friedheck” and “Frufru of Friedheck”.  Both dogs were blue and tan yorkshire terriers.

The Biewer's saw this little dog with its white markings as extra ordinarily 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 Pon”.  Thus the beginning of the Biewer Yorkshire Terrier as we know them today.

Mr. Biewer originally showed the Biewer in the ring only to be told they were not the Standard Yorkshire Terrier  color and would not be accepted in the show ring as a Yorkshire Terrier.  In 1989 Mr. Biewer  wrote and signed the standard for this New BREED Biewer Yorkshire a la Pom Pon.  The Biewer was accepted as its own NEW breed with the ACH German e.V.  By doing this he could then show these wonderful angelic dogs in the show ring.

The First German Biewer Yorkshire club was established on May 24, 2003.

The Biewer  was recognized as a breed unto itself long before this date though when the general public recognized it unofficially as a breed.

The Biewer is bred, registered and shown in other countries and is on the top of the popularity list for the United States. 

Biewer Yorkshire Terrier a la' pom pon Standard

ORIGIN: Germany

GENERAL APPEARANCE: That a long-haired toy terrier whose hair hangs evenly and straight down each side of the body, and from 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.

HEAD AND SKULL:  The head should be rather small and flat, not too propionate round in the skull, nor the muzzle too long with an absolute black nose.  The hair on the head is long with colors: white-blue-gold, symmetrically colored.

EYES:  Medium size, dark and sparkling with a sharp intelligent expression and placed in a way that they look straight.  They shall not be too prominent and the eye rims should be of a dark color.

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.

FORELEGS:  The legs should be totally straight, well covered with hair.

HIND LEGS:  Legs rather straight, well muscled, and well covered with hair.

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.

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 wooly), shiny like silk and of fine silky texture, without an undercoat.

WEIGHT & HEIGHT:  Up to 22cm in Height and a weight of about 3.1 kg (7lbs)

COLOR:  Coloring of the coat of the trunk, and the head piece are as follows:  Rather white or blue-white broken or closely blue absolute, or black, without brown coloring.  Hair on the breast, pure white on the belly, and the legs.  The head with white-blue-gold, symmetrical colored.

Golddust Yorkshire Terrier History

The golddust Yorkshire Terrier is NOT a NEW Breed.  The first Golddust appeared shortly after the first tri-color Biewers, and was initially registered in Germany as the "Biewer White Gold"  in the pedigree books.  Although the color was very attractive and interesting it was understood just as the Biewer was not the correct Yorkshire Terrier color that the Golddust were not correct color for the standard of the Biewer Yorkshire Terrier A la Pom Pon and they were banished.

Over the years the Golddust color continued to show up.  Kirsten Sanchez-Meyer, a genetics Biology teacher who lives in Germany, had seen the "Biewer White Gold" and liked them very much.  She was very interested in the recessive gene mutation and wanted to study to find out more about the color mutation of the Golddust.  The Golddust color is produced by a genetic mutation in the skin.  The mutation of the Golddust is when Eumelanin (Black, Brown Color)  is formed in the skin but not visible.  The pigment Phaemelanin (Golden Hue Color) is visible in the skin and give the skin its golden hue.  In order to produce this color occurrence both parents of a puppy must be either a Golddust Yorkshire Terrier (which exhibit the gene) , Biewer Yorkshire Terrier or Yorkshire Terrier that carry the recessive gene (but don't show it in coloration, non-exhibitors). 

A Biewer Yorkshire Terrier can be a carrier of the gene and not produce with puppies the Golddust color if it is never paired with another carrier of the Golddust gene.  Two Golddust parents will always produce Golddust puppies.

We have the technology now to coat color test our dogs to see what colors they carry and can possibly pass on .  Animal Genetics Inc. in Florida specializes in canine color testing. 

As most know the Biewer originated from a piebald genetic recessive gene occurrence offspring produced by “Darling of Friedheck” and “Frufru of Friedheck”.  Both dogs were blue and tan yorkshire terriers. 

Mr. Biewer originally showed the Biewer in the ring only to be told they were not the Standard Yorkshire Terrier  color and would not be accepted in the show ring as a Yorkshire Terrier.  In 1989 Mr. Biewer  wrote and signed the standard for this New BREED Biewer Yorkshire a la Pom Pon.  The Biewer was accepted as its own NEW breed in 1989 with the ACH German e.V.  By doing this he could then show these wonderful angelic dogs in the show ring.  Even though it is documented  the Golddust were appearing shortly after the first Biewers and recorded in the pedigree books as "Biewer White gold"  Kirsten Sanchez-Meyer knew she would have to do as Mr. Biewer and have their own standard created in order to show them in the ring.

With Kirsten Sanchez-Meyer's commitment to this breed she had the first Golddust puppies registered and recognized in Germany.  Bellini Butch baron vom Klosterbach and Sissi Prinzess vom Klosterbach  produced 2 Golddust puppies born October 14th 2007.  "Alicia Goldschatz vom Klosterbach" and Anjalie Goldschatz vom Klosterbach" were the first Official Golddust registered in Germany on December 12th 2007.  After the Golddust Yorkshire Terriers were recognized registered clubs offered their members the chance to change the name in their registration papers from the Biewer White Gold to Golddust.  For this reason you will find older dogs than Alicia and Anjalie with original Golddust papers. 

The  Golddust are accepted by the majority of clubs and show venue's in Germany.  Kirsten Sanchez-Meyer brought Alicia and Anjalie into the show ring on 2-10-2008.  Alicia and Anjalie are the first German Golddust to enter the show ring and earn their Championships. 

North America's Golddust Yorkshire Terrier History

When I first saw the Golddust Yorkshire Terrier I was so attracted to their beautiful color.  I decided to research the Golddust and I contacted Kirsten Sanchez-Meyer in Germany.  Mrs. Sanchez-Meyer has been very helpful  with educating me on the Genetics of the Golddust as well as the history.  She has been instrumental  in providing me with the Country of Origin's Standard and a list of all the German Clubs that have accepted them into the show ring.  In my discussions with Mrs. Sanchez-Meyer I asked her why Germany chose to make it a separate standard.  The answer was basically the same reason Mr. Biewer decided to make the Biewer a separate breed.   Mr. Biewer originally showed the Biewer in the ring only to be told they were not the Standard Yorkshire Terrier  color and would not be accepted in the show ring as a Yorkshire Terrier.  Mr. Biewer decided to have a separate standard written so he could show the Biewer in the Ring.  The Biewer was accepted as its own NEW breed in 1989 with the ACH German e.V.  By doing this he could then show these wonderful angelic dogs in the show ring.  And so forth Germany wrote a separate standard for the Golddust breed to be accepted into the show ring.

After my research I decided to add the Golddust to my breeding program as well as taking the proper steps to get this gorgeous Golddust Breed recognized into the show ring here in North America. 

Naturally the next step was to take this German Standard along with German Show Records and submit it with a few of our Show Venues in the USA.

On August 8th 2009 NAKC accepted the first 2 American Golddust Yorkshire Terrier pups into the show ring.  Making their American Grand Debut Sharon Brown proudly showed  "Exquisite's A Heart of Gold"  and "A Love of Gold" . 

 

July 10th, 2010 Exquisite's Garden Grown "Copper"

was shown by owner Sharon Brown in Bowie MD with NAKC. 

Exquisite's Golddust Copper became the

1st United States NAKC Golddust to win BEST IN SHOW. 

Copper  ended up that weekend winning 3 Best In Show Puppy!

July 11th, 2010 Exquisite's Quite a bit of Gold "Nicki " vom Klosterbach

was shown by owner Sharon Brown.  Exquisite's Golddust Nicki became the

1st United States NAKC Golddust Jr. Champion. 

Nicki's winnings were :

1st Place, Best of Winners, Best of Breed, Best Jr. Puppy

4 x BEST IN SHOW JR. PUPPY

Earning her Junior Championship in her 1st weekend showing!

At 7 months of age Nicki was also eligible to compete with

Adults and earned 3 x 2nd place and 5 x 3rd place finishes!

International All Breed Canine Association (IABCA) accepted the Golddust into the show ring October 9th 2010.  Exquisite Golddust was proud to have shown the first 3 Golddust with IABCA in the United States.  We are so proud to have set the path and have the first IABCA Golddust Yorkshire Terrier National Champions. 

IABCA 1st National Golddust Yorkshire Terrier Champions Exquisite's Copper, Quincy, & Nicki.

 

Exquisite Biewer & Golddust is working in conjunction with MetaMorphix Inc. Laboratory.  All Golddust in our breeding program have DNA profiles of dam and sire and parentage verification report from  MetaMorphix Inc. laboratory.  This parentage verification report compares the DNA profiles of dam, sire, and pup (s) and determines with greater than 99% confidence the pups are from the tested dam and sire. 

We have the technology now to coat color test our dogs to see what colors they carry and can possibly pass on .  Animal Genetics Inc. in Florida specializes in canine color testing. 

There is plenty of work to accomplish and we are steadfastly paving the way. Golddust are becoming more popular in the USA and with this acceptance into the show ring it gives us a place to show them off and be critiqued by judges so that we have a good foundation for the breed to be nurtured and  enjoyed by other Fanciers.  A special thanks to Mrs. Sanchez-Meyer for all her help, support and guidance that she has given me.

Golddust Yorkshire Terrier Standard

Head:

Small Head

Catch of  Medium Length

Erect Ears

Dark Brown Eyes, Medium size, brown to green

Nose dark pink spots allowed

Scissors bite

Body:

Compact, Powerful, Well Proportioned Body

Legs not too long

Paws around

Skin Pink, with golden spots

Tail:

Carried beautifully

Coat:

Color: White-gold, no matter the distribution (The Golden Hue, but need not, in the adult animal  brighten very strong, so that it only such fine dust can imagine, hence the name "Golddust" = golddust)

Longhair

Growing luxuriantly

Fine -structure to strongly allowed!

Height:

Up to 25 cm

Weight:

 About 3.1 kg  (In exceptional cases a higher weight allowed)

 

 

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