The Biewer Breed Club of America, Inc. (BBCA) is a national group of dog fanciers that have joined together to preserve, protect, and promote purebred Biewers, breeding only Biewer to Biewer. Our goal is to guide our breeders in the development of healthy, show quality puppies based on the original Standard set forth by Mr. and Mrs. Biewer. The BBCA provides education to the public and continues to seek breed recognition with national and international organizations around the dog world. The BBCA is the only American club that has bred Biewer to Biewer exclusively since the clubs inception. Our primary focus is the further development of the purebred Biewer. Our breeders do not cross breed their dogs with Yorkshire Terriers or parti-colored Yorkshire Terriers, nor do we condone these breedings. With this philosophy, we proudly remain true to the founder’s long term goal regarding this exquisite breed. While their ancestry began with German Yorkshire Terrier bloodlines, there are speculations that other breeds were introduced. No matter what their beginning, it is through select Biewer to Biewer breeding that has established the Biewer as a breed of its own.
Through the developing stages of the purebred Biewer, there has been some concern and controversy over Biewer to Biewer litters that have produced “off colored” puppies. These pups either have black missing, resulting in gold/white coloring (called Gold Dust), or they have brown caramel coloring in place of the black/blue (called Biro). The BBCA was founded on the premise of adhering strictly to the Standard that was created upon the development of the breed; therefore, these puppies/dogs must be treated as Biewers with color faults. Puppies with this type of fault should not reproduce. As we breed only the most excellent examples of the breed, we will strengthen and improve the lines we were entrusted with. We must use caution as we continue, keeping our focus on the Standard, as we select what’s best for their future. As the leading National Biewer Breed Club, the BBCA has a responsibility to educate the public about the breed as we continue to preserve, protect, and promote the purebred Biewer. Through seminars, research, conformation events, agility, obedience, and pet therapy, our members have accomplished this goal with steadfast perseverance. Working in conjunction with BBIR, BBCA breeders use DNA profile certification of breeding pairs to preserve the gene pool. Our breeders follow strict guidelines in order to optimize the health of the breed, promoting only the best specimens for reproduction. Moving forward, we will continue to advance the breed, working with Rare Breed Clubs and other organizations that share our philosophy.
We invite you to search through the BBCA website. As you enjoy your time browsing, we hope you feel the passion of this great club and enjoy our beautiful Biewers. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us. We are here to help educate others about this wonderful breed. We would like to thank Mr. and Mrs. Werner & Gertrude Biewer for their dedication to the breed and vow to continue their hard work in North America and abroad. For the love of the breed, we are dedicated to work hard to accomplish our goals as a National Breed Club and we invite you to join our cause.
"It has come to our attention that there is another registry that is going by the acronym of BBIR. They are registering mixed breedings of dogs.
This other registry is not affiliated in any way, shape, or form with the BBCA's Registry of choice, the Biewer Breed International Registry! Please be careful not to confuse the two when it comes time for registering your Biewer. The original BBIR will only register breeding of pure bred Biewers, the same as has been done since 2006. Please bookmark the following website www.bbir.org so it can take you to the original BBIR Registry."
Dog show in the USA
IN THE SHOW RING
Members of the BBCA show their dogs in several venues, including: ICKC, IABCA, ARBA, RBCSWO, ICE, and ABIDS (within the USA and Canada). Our members participate in conformation events to ensure we remain true to our standard. We obtain independent evaluations from judges knowledgeable about the breed and other toy dogs. We are pleased to share their accomplishments in the show ring.
The Biewer has a signature head piece with all three colors, blue/black, white and gold in good symmetry. The belly, chest, legs, and tip of the tail were characteristically white and silky, not curly. The tail was meant to be full and the back colored with blue/black with white in it. They have a whimsical, light hearted personality and are very playful. They are unique, confident, happy, little dogs who have individual personality traits that make them extra-special. The breed is good with children, other family pets, and is neither yappy nor frail. They are non-shedding, hypo-allergenic, and make wonderful companions whether you live in a large home or a small apartment. They are content to love and be loved by all who own them.
For more than 30 years, the Biewer has enchanted many with its elegant coloring and sweet disposition. The breed originated in Hunsruck, Germany in 1984 where Mr. and Mrs. Biewer bred two Yorkshire Terriers that produced the first tri-colored puppy, occurring from the pie-bald gene. They gained acceptance as a breed of their own, in Germany, with the ACH German e.V, in 1989.
The breed made its way to North America when Donna Hall, a dog fancier, trainer, and show exhibitor, imported the first two dogs, Decoration and Delux, in 2003. Donna made history when the breed gained acceptance with IABCA and entered the show ring in June of 2003.
In current times, the breed is found in rare breed show rings across the United States and in many other countries. Our members have had their dogs featured in pet store ads (such as Pets Mart), magazines (such as Martha Stuart and dog magazines), and have even appeared on popular dog food bags. Some of our dogs are trained in agility and some have been very effective therapy dogs. Although their future remains unwritten, with responsible breeding and preservation of the Standard, it’s looking very bright.
CHECK OUT OUR NURSERY
Are you looking for a show quality puppy or a beautiful companion to love? From time to time, our members showcase their available puppies in the Nursery. Our breeders follow the Breed Order, a set of guidelines that promote better health and linage within the breed. Not only do these standards produce happy, well-socialized puppies, but they also give you peace of mind as you search for the right puppy your family. If you don’t see what you are looking for in the Nursery, feel free to check out our Breeders page, where you will find links to qualified breeders who would love to help you along the way.