AKC Biewer Terrier History
This is Landie, my first Biewer.  I appreciate  Mrs. . Biewer signing her photograph . 

Biewer History

The Biewer Terrier (pronounced like the animal Beaver) originated in Germany in 1984 after 2 Tri colored puppies were born in a successful Yorkshire Terrier kennel that Mr Werner Biewer and Mrs Gertrude Biewer owned. This would be the beginning of an exciting new breed. 
A veterinarian friend suggested they call them Biewer Yorkshire Terriers. The a La Pom Pon was added later due to a famous German singer acquiring a puppy. 

American Dog fanciers began importing this delightful breed from Germany beginning in 2002. They quickly became popular in the USA with clubs forming as early as 2006 in order to protect and promote this new Breed. During this period the Biewer Terrier Club of America was formed. 

The BTCA contacted Mars Veterinary in early 2007 to see if the lab could develop a program to confirm whether the Biewer Terrier was in fact a strain of Yorkshire Terrier, or a separate breed. By September 2007 the lab was ready with DNA testing for this purpose, and the BTCA members submitted several blood samples to begin the work. The results of these tests showed the samples clustered together in a way typical of a pure breed, but separate from the Yorkshire Terrier. These new results prompted the submission of several more varied samples. This would be the first time a breed was confirmed to be pure through the collection of genetic material, rather than through the use of pedigree records. 
This adorable whimsical little toy breed is “Wunderbar” as Mrs Biewer herself said while 2 Biewer Terrier Club of America members visited her in Germany in 2007. The BTCA founding members worked very long and hard to protect and perfect this breed that was now named Biewer Terrier; as originally they were called Biewer Yorkshire Terrier Al A Pom Pon. 

After many years of diligent work by the BTCA members , the Purebred Biewer Terrier was accepted into the AKC FSS in 2014 and Fully recognized in the Toy Group in January 2021.