General Information

Dog NameBiewer Terrier
Other NamesBiewer a la Pom Pon
Scientific NameCanis lupus familiaris
Breed TypeTerrier
Country of OriginGermany

Physical And Size

Min Life Span14
Max Life Span14
Min Ideal Weight for male2
Max Ideal Weight for male4
Min Ideal Weight for female2
Max Ideal Weight for male4


Intelligent Rank
Affection Level
Social Needs
Watchdog Ability


TemperamentPlayful, Energetic, Amusing
Prey DriveNo
Fighting DogNo


Stranger FriendlyMedium
Child FriendlyHigh
Cat FriendlyMedium
Apartment FriendlyHigh
Senior Citizens FriendlyHigh
Service DogHigh
Search and Rescue DogHigh
Biting PotentialMedium
Country of OriginGermany
Nicknames and Other NamesBiewer a la Pom Pon,
Biewer Yorkshire Terrier
Scientific NameCanis lupus familiaris
Breed TypeTerrier
Bred ForCompanion Dog
Recognized ByAKC
Life Span16 Years
Ideal Weight4-8 pounds (male and female)
Ideal Height7-11 inches (male and female)
Fur TypeLong, flowing, silky, soft
Common ColorsBlack, Tan, and White
Blue, Tan and White
AvailabilityModerately Available
Suitable for ApartmentsYes
Used in World WarNo
Most Similar ToYorkshire Terrier

The Biewer Terrier is a small-sized, elegant toy dog breed which is also known as Biewer a la Pom Pon and Biewer Yorkshire Terrier. It is a small, playful and adorable dog that gets along with both children and other pets very well.

They have a loving and charming personality which makes them an excellent family companion. Anyone who wants a small dog with a big playful personality, Biewer Terrier is for you.

The Biewer Terrier looks very much similar to Yorkshire Terrier but is a different breed. It is a little, elegant with the unique tri-colored coat also known for its signature ponytail.

The coat is long, silky, floating close to the ground. The coat is straight with no undercoat that is usually trimmed for easiness in movements. They have round eyes which have a bright and intelligent expression.

Origin and History

The Biewer Terrier was originated in Germany in 1984. The history of the Biewer Terrier started with the Yorkshire Terrier breeders Mr. and Mrs. Biewer. They had been breeding Yorkshire Terrier from over 20 years.

In 1984, a female puppy was born with blue, white, and gold color, which at that time had no particolored. The puppy was named Schneeflocken von Friedheck, that became the starter of the Biewer Terrier.

Biewer Terrier history
An Old Picture of Biewer Terrier Dog Breed.
Image Source: AKC

The first Biewer Terrier (Schneeflocken von Friedheck) was sold to a German woman.

In 1986, the Allgemeiner Club der Hundefreunde Deutschland (ACH) of Germany recognized it as the Biewer Terrier. The American Kennel Club has recorded it in the Foundation Stock Service since 2014 (as of 2019, April).

Is Biewer Terrier Child-Friendly?

Biewer Terrier gets well with children of all age as it is a playful, energetic, and loving dog. However, it is best suited in a house with older children who know how to handle and behave around the dog.

Small children can be rough and may hurt them as they are small. Therefore, if you consider keeping a Biewer Terrier in a house with small children, close supervision is needed.

Biewer Terrier is child friendly
Biewer Terrier sitting on a girl’s lap.
Image Source: Instagram-@ollie_the_biewer_terrier

Temperament, Behavior, and Personality

Temperament: The Biewer Terrier has an energetic, intelligent, and loyal temperament. They love to be with their people most of the time either sitting on their lap or playing with them. They are known to be wary of strangers, so will warn you if some stranger is approaching by barking. Therefore, they can be seen as a watchdog too.

Behavior: Although Biewer Terrier is a tiny dog, they have a very loud bark. It can make them a great watchdog but will also disturb the neighbor. Therefore, it is important to teach your Biewer Terrier to stop when command.

Personality: The Biewer Terrier is a small dog with a big personality. They thrive for attention and will do anything to get that attention. They are a fearless dog who can stand against anything much bigger than its size. So, they should be kept on a leash while taking out to avoid any kind of aggression.


Training Biewer Terrier is a tough task to do as they have a mind of their own and does not like being said what to do and what not to do. To train them, first, you have to establish a firm and consistent leadership upon them. Once they see you as a leader, they will start to follow your command.

Use positive methods of training by rewarding them with treats and lots of vocal praises. This will motivate them in training.


  • The Biewer Terrier was originally named as the German Yorkshire Terrier.
  • It is the first breed to be recognized as purebred by using a scientific database rather than the traditional process of the pedigree.
  • The Biewer is pronounced as “Beaver”.

Health Issues

General HealthHealthy
Common Health IssuesPatellar Luxation, Hypoglycemia,
Heart Problem, Liver Shunt
Vaccination RequiredRabies, Canine Distemper,
Canine Parvovirus, Canine Parainfluenza,
Leptospirosis, Kennel Cough,
Canine Coronavirus
GroomingEasy and moderate Required
Weight Gain PotentialModerate
Separation AnxietyHigh Chance
Diets and SupplementsProtein: 18%-20%
Fat: 8%

The Biewer Terrier is generally a healthy breed with a life expectancy of around 16 years. However, in those years, they can face some possible canine diseases that are briefly explained below:

  • Hypoglycemia: It is a condition that is caused due to the lack of sugar in the body. They become tired most of the time and sometimes even lost consciousness. It can be treated with glucose supplements and other treatments after consulting a vet.
  • Patellar Luxation: It occurs in the kneecap of the dog that is caused due to dislocation of the kneecap from its normal position. It is not a serious condition and the kneecap will get into its position once the hind limbs relaxed and lengthen.


The Biewer Terrier comes in the following colors according to the American Kennel Club:

  • Black Tan and White
  • Blue Tan and White
  • Chocolate Tan and White


Height and Size: The average height of the Biewer Terrier is between 7-11 inches and the average weight is between 4-8 pounds.

Cost: The average cost of the Biewer Terrier puppy is between $1200-$1500 USD. For a well-bred puppy, it can cost higher than the average price.

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