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Breeds

Breed Name: Biewer Yorkshire Terrier


History

Originating from a liter of black and tan Yorkshire Terriers in the 1980's, came a single "piebald" marked puppy, that has started a new breed for this generation. Though some argue this, the Biewer Yorkshire Terrier and the Yorkshire Terrier are considered two separate breeds today.

Appearance

The Biewer Yorkshire Terrier is a small breed, with males and females weighing up to only and average of 8 pounds and measuring 8-9 inches in height. This breed is short to the ground, built petite all around and still appears confident at all times. Their small body frame is held up with relatively thin legs. Their ears are large and triangular and rest along side of their face when not cropped. When owners prefer to have their pups ears cropped, they are smaller in size, triangular and stand firm on the top of their head. Their two round eyes are dark brown or black in color, matching their adorable button nose. The Biewer Yorkshire Terrier should always have straight hair that is silky to the touch and straight to the ground. Their coat is a single layer and should only ever have a specific patterned coat as follows; starting from their head: white, blue/white broken, absolute, or black without brown highlights. Pure white hair on their chest, stomach and legs. Biro Yorkshire Terrier's is a Biewer Terrier that has a lot of dark chocolate color on a white undercoat.

Temperament

Often recommend for families with older children due to this breeds small size and delicate frame, this breed is generally a wonderful family addition! In true Terrier form, this breed is unaware of their small size, and is always approaching situations as a "big dog". This breed should have early socialization as well as rules and boundaries set within the home to ensure proper obedience. This breed requires a daily walk as well as playtime outside or within the home. As with any Terrier, daily physical and mental stimulation is equally as important; if they do not have a job, they will find a job. It has been noted from previous owners of this breed that when their Biewer Yorkshire Terriers were not receiving proper mental and physical exercise that their dogs were exhibiting ill behaviors such as excessive barking, chewing and biting. This breed is an excellent watch dog to have within your home, as they will alert you when any car or stranger is in the drive way. As always, only positive reinforcement training methods are recommended for this breed.

Grooming

Daily brushing and bathing when needed. A trip to a professional groomer every 8 weeks is highly recommended for a hair and nail trim.

Special Notes

Please fully educate yourself about the Biewer Yorkshire Terrier prior to adding one to your family to ensure that you are choosing to add the proper dog to your household. Do not add one to your family unless you are able to provide life long physical and financial care. A proper fitting harness and leash is always recommended while your dog is outside. All dogs originate from wolves (Canis Lupus). Each breed of dog was originally created by mixing different breeds together in an effort to bring forth certain characteristics. Once a breeder has created acceptable “breed characteristics” within their bloodline and these “breed characteristics” have shown to be reliably reproduced in the offspring for three (3) generations, the bloodline may be upgraded from the category of “foundation stock” to “pure-bred”. The same “pure-bred” breed standards vary from different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders. Dog DNA testing companies can have accurate results for a specific bloodline of a small colony of dogs. However, there are tens of thousands of different bloodlines in the world which have not yet been tested for marker baseline results by Dog DNA testing companies as of 2017. For this reason Dog DNA testing companies do not guarantee the 100% accuracy of their breed lineage results and will also show different marker results for the same pure-bred breed in different continents, countries, territories, regions, breed clubs, and canine pure-breed registries depending on the goals of their breeders.

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