Biewer Terrier

Non-KC Pedigree, Tiny-Small

Doesn't moult much

Good for first time owners

The breed is named after Werner and Gertrude Biewer, a German couple who created them in the 1980s. They showed traditional Yorkshire Terriers but their line started to produce a new pie-bald variety which wasn't accepted. Eventually the German and most recently the American Kennel Club have recognised these dogs as a separate breed


Attractive to ...

People who want a non-shedding small dog with slightly less terrier temperament than the Yorkie

Not the best for ...

People who want to compete at Crufts, at the moment the United Kingdom KC does not recognise this breed - but that may change!


Biewer Yorkshire Terrier, Biewer a' la Pom Pon, Biewers, Black and White Yorkshire Terriers

Cross between





Similar size and weight to your average cat.

Exercise Needs

Low (Under 30 minutes)
A walk and a good sniff can be like reading a novel while doing a marathon for a little dog.


Long almost human hair
Luscious long outer locks that need lots of attention and a soft undercoat that will get knotty if not combed out.


Doesn't moult much
But all dogs shed dander so if you're allergic, make sure you'll be ok

Life expectancy

16 years

Good first dog?



Tailwise is consistently rated as Excellent

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