Friday, 16 December 2016

The Biewer Terrier

Herr Werner Biewer and his wife Frau Gertrud Biewer are the originator’s of the breed. The couple bred and showed Yorkshire Terriers in Germany in the late 1970’s – 1980’s.

There have been many assumptions and theories suggested through the past 20+ years, once Herr Biewer first presented his dogs to the world. This is nothing unusual and history and time most often tells the true story of new breeds and their beginnings.

The ACH.e.v (Allgermeiner Club der Hundefreunde Deutschland.e.V ,first began to register the breed Biewer Yorkshire around 1989 and a short standard was drawn up and signed by Herr Biewer.

The name given by the couple was originally German Biewer Yorkshire Terrier, and sometime later an addition of “a la Pom Pon” affixed. Herr Biewer passed away in 1997 after an extended illness, and his wife Frau Biewer discontinued their breeding program.

Their dogs were most sought after and other German breeders were quick to take up the breed. If we are to believe that which is written on today’s modern internet sites, without credible research, we would not be wrong in quickly concluding that these breeders bred the Biewer’s dogs back to their own Yorkshire Terrier’s.

And it is at this point there should be a clear understanding of, how new breeds are identified:

A new breed is defined as "A creation of a new breed of dog, usually by the life time work of a single breeder or a group of dedicated breeders". New breeds are created normally for four reasons: Miniaturization, breed enhancement, genetic mutation, or to adapt to the local geographical living conditions. 

The Biewers’ dogs are perceived as a Yorkshire Terrier of a Tri colour, namely a “White/Blue/Gold” dog. Over the years other Breed Registration Clubs in Germany, although non to date affiliated with the FCI, began to register the dog a “Biewer Yorkshire” however, a breed standard was not consistant, colours and standards differed greatly, from registry to registry.

The Biewer breeder Clubs and members are increasing daily around the world, breeders are working side by side to take the breed forward, the health and welfare of their dogs always paramount. They are neither complaicent nor naive and fully understand that breed development is a continuance and it is only persistence and diligence that take a breed to full maturity, dogs are living, evolving creatures, that is the wonder and beauty of mother nature.

The name for the breed is Biewer terrier, but other clubs call them Biewer, Biewer a la Pom Pon, Biewer terrier a la Pom Pon, and in some countries they are known by: Biewer Yorkshire terrier and registered as such. It is NOT a Yorkshire terrier of a Tri colour, and should not be bred to a Yorkshire terrier, as this will create a hybrid color, sometimes known as a "Splitter". ALL genuine Biewer terrier's can be DNA Mars tested here in the UK, and Mars will detect the exact percentage of breed, as per their profile. Do not be fooled by UK look a like dogs, sold as Tri Yorkshire Terrier, as these are potentially as cross bred 21st Century Designer dog, and NOT a true Biewer Terrier. ALL parents should be Mars DNA tested as Biewer Terrier x Biewer Terrier in their pedigree for at least 3 or 4 generations to ensure YOU are buying the real deal. Mars can detect other breeds, also they can give percentage of Yorkishire terrier x Biewer terrier in the mix. If you are unsure what your dog is, have a Mars DNA test carried out against the Biewer Terrier marker, Mars in the UK will do this for your piece of mind. You MUST state clearly on test kit paperwork that you wish the test run against the Biewer terrier marker and NOT the Yorkshire terrier marker. GOOD LUCK!

Friday, 10 April 2015

History breeder

It was 1987 when Dave's secretary offered us a Boxer Puppy, we must admit that we had never even seen a Boxer, so we dutifully set off to see a Dog Show and check out the Boxer Breed. We were both impressed by what we saw, therefore sealing the deal, that was how Tyson (Ch.Penzberg Winter Knight) came into our lives leading us into the Show scene. For a novice David did extremely well Showing Tyson -notching up 1,545 Challenge points,including Best in Shows,numerous Groups and Challenges at both Specialty and All Breed Shows. Tyson was retired after winning a triumphant Best of Breed at the prestigious Melbourne Royal, in 1992 at the age of 5.1/2 years. During this time we had also purchased a mate for Tyson from the Erosdom Kennels, Tasmania, our darling Bo (Ch.Erosdon Bo Peep), who was to become our foundation bitch. The names of these two remarkable dogs form the name of our prefix, thus Tyeanbo Boxers came to be. We exhibited very successfully, but due to Dave transferring with his job, we lived in Sydney for the next 6 years. It was in Sydney that we mated these two wonderful dogs, Tyson and Bo, producing our first litter of 7 puppies of which 4 became Aust.Champions and amassed approximately 2,800 Challenge points between them.

during our stay in New South Wales we went on to win many awards and became one of the leading Kennels, winning many Best in Shows , at both all Breeds and Specialty Shows incuding Best in Groups and numerous class in Show and in Group awards. Tyson and Bo's son Creed ,Ch.Tyeanbo Nights Choice, was twice Top Boxer in 1993 and 1994 and their daughter Lucy finished on top of the Boxer Bitch pointscore in 1992. These two were never out of the winners ring , together with their litter sister Kale Ch. Tyeanbo Knight n Gale and brother, Turbo - Ch. Tyeanbo Knight Crusader (owned and exhibited by Miss. A. Keevers)they made quite a name for Tyeanbo and won us much acclaim, specially considering it was out first litter. A record we are very proud of, but more importantly proud of these beautiful boxers. We then mated Bo to Am.Ch. Merrilanes Golden Gloves (Imp.USA) from this union and a litter of two we kept "DARCY" Grand Champion Tyeanbo Gold'n'Bold. Together with Creed ,Lucy, Kale and Darcy we continued to win many Best in Shows in New south Wales. We did not breed again for over two years. In 1995 we finally settled back in our home town of Melbourne, on 20 acres, where our lovely Boxers have the run of the property, with a log fire in their kennels in the winter and out door facilities under the gum trees for the summer.
In 1996 we were approached by Gerald Munro, stating he wished to purchase a Boxer puppy to commence showing. As we do not breed very often we told him if he would like to wait we may have one in twelve months. It was 18 months later that Gerald purchased Sophie (Ch. Tyeanbo Miss Gold n girl ADX.JDX.E.T.) from us, since then he has become a good friend sharing the exhibiting of all our Show team with David. We then offered Gerald a partnership, an offer he accepted to our delight. Gerald had been involved with the equestrian scene for many years, both as a competitor and is an accomplished Judge. Having judged last year at the Hobart Royal Show he was honoured this year to be one of three Judges chosen to Judge the "National Horse of the Year".

During our years involved with the Boxers, we have won many Best in Show awards at both Specialty and All Breeds level, including numerous Royal Challenges, Best in Groups, Champion of Champions finalists and were choosen in 1999 by Pedigree Pal as their Top Breeder completing a T.V. commercial which starred our Grand Champion Tyeanbo Gold n Bold, Ch.Tyeanbo Choice of Queens and a puppy Tyeanbo Powerful Choice. So that completes our resume, except to say that over the past 16 years we have bred, owned and/or exhibited some 19 Champions, another Tyeanbo Big Bold Wolf "Lan" completed his C.D.X title in Obedience and Gerald's girl Sophie is our first dual titled Boxer as she is an Australian Champion, has her Agility title and more recently completed her Endurance Test then gaining her Jumping Dog title. Sophie is also the first Boxer in Victoria to attain such Title and we are checking, but we believe also the first in Australia. Sophie was also the star together with mary Tyler Moore in the movie "A Most Deadly Family". More Information

Monday, 8 September 2014

FAQ boxer

Here are some frequently asked questions and answers that maybe helpful for the new boxer owner

A; The boxers main characteristic is the desire for human affection, the boxer is at his happiest when he is with people. Boxers thrive if given the utmost attention.

A; Although no dog should be alone with children, Boxers are a breed that can be trusted with children. A Boxer will play and roll with children or sit and lay quietly with them, making most boxers excellent pets with children.

A; Boxers are only destructive if they have been left for long periods of time or haven’t been exercised enough; they easily get bored and need plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. Lack of this can result in your home looking as if it has been ransacked.

A; Adult boxers need daily exercise; we recommend two twenty minute sessions including lead training and free running. Puppies however require minimal exercise, free running in the garden is quiet sufficient for a boxer puppy until at least a year old. Too much exercise can damage the bones and overall condition of the boxer. Short walks are adequate just to socialise and get him used to been on a lead.

A; Most common in boxers is heart problems at the moment. We ensure that ALL our breeding stock is heart-tested clear for breeding by a cardiologist once they are over 12 months old. This is done with a stethoscope and the cardiologist can hear if there is any apparent heart-murmur, she then grades it between 0-6 if the murmur is above 2 then it is unwise to breed from this animal as it can increase the chances of its offspring developing heart problems in later life.

A; although there is a higher percentage of deafness when a boxer is white (approximately 18% of whites) not all are deaf. Deaf boxers can still be trained successfully and will still be an ideal pet for your family. Fortunately we have never encountered any deaf boxers that we have bred.

A; The first thing that you should ask yourself is: Why you want a litter from your bitch? If it is for financial gain then forget it! If you raise the litter correctly then you will certainly be lucky to break even. Don’t forget you have vet bills, heating costs, food bills and 24-hour attention from you to give to the puppies, also to consider is the fact that puppies can be very destructive and messy, furniture can be chewed and carpets soiled. It certainly isn’t cheap. If you have the time, money, space and you want to keep a puppy from the litter and have a good-natured healthy-heart-tested-clear-boxer, then why not.

A;If you want a well bred puppy with a good pedigree from a breeder then you must be prepared to wait. The first thing that we did was to visit some of the dog shows and have a good look at the dogs, marked down in our catalogue which one’s caught our eye and then contacted the breeder/exhibitor. We was quiet lucky at first when we went to the shows and the one dog that stood out the most was my first show girls (Roamaro Nike) half sister ‘Ch Seacrest in The Wings At Alcomar’, I contacted the breeder and within a week I had my new puppy… believe me it isn’t usually as easy as that, some people have to wait years for that special show puppy. If you reserve the dog papers from your newsagent ‘DOG WORLD’ or ‘OUR DOGS’ then there will be a list at the back giving details of all the forthcoming shows that are in your area, dates and where they will be held. If you are lucky enough to purchase a puppy then contact one of your local Boxer clubs that are in your area, they will tell you of any training classes that are held locally and will be more than willing to help you; a list of boxer clubs in the UK can be found at . No puppy however is a guaranteed show puppy so don’t expect wonders at first, just keep trying and both ENJOY.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Teach Your Boxer the Chacha

One trick I like to teach Boxers, because of their inherent ability to stand on their hind legs, is to “dance”. It’s so easy to do this with Boxers, and it comes so natural for them. Just lure her with her favorite treat into standing up (of course without her putting her front legs on you), give her the dance command (use “Cha-cha”, “Tango” or any of those classical dance names you like) and if she stands up for about one second (in the beginning) give her the treat. Make sure you use your left hand to lure her with the treat (I’ll explain later). Extend the time of her standing up before you give her the treat. Then start moving forward and backward (or start dancing the Cha-cha yourself), luring her up the whole time. She will keep her focus on the treat and trying to follow your movements.

You can then start teaching her to turn by twirling your treat-hand around and above her head. You can even add a command “Turn” for this. Make sure you give her the treat after the turn.
Oh, I forgot to tell you that you should hold the treat between your thumb and forefinger, like you are doing an OK sign, so you have more control of the amount and frequency of treats. Plus whenever you hold your fingers this way, she wouldn’t know if you’re holding a treat or not.
Once she’s holding the position and following your hand around, you can “assume the Cha-cha position” with your right hand near your tummy and your left hand up like you’re holding on to a partner. This new position of your left hand will bring her closer to you trying to follow the treat. When you’ve conditioned her properly, you can just give her the treats once in a while but keep your left fingers holding that OK sign.

Once she’s moving with you while you’re dancing the Cha-cha, you can start playing your adding the music. When the music starts, visualize yourself in a party, you hear your favorite music start, and you say, Cha-Chaaaa!” like “Oh yeah!” Then assume your dance position. She will excitedly stand up in front of you to dance. This will look hilarious and impressive at the same time.
Anyway, my dogs are Beagles and a GSD. So far, I have one Beagle that does the Cha-cha. I think my GSD prefers Tango, but I don’t know the steps

Thursday, 7 August 2014

History of the Club

A meeting was convened in the Old Arcade Hotel, Church Street, Cardiff on the 1st of November 1951, with 27 people present, to form the South Wales Boxer Club. The meeting elected as Chairman - Mr Kirkham, as Secretary - Mrs Aster and as Treasurer - Mr L.Thomas. The annual subscription fee was fixed at one guinea and joint membership at one and a half guinea.

The first Annual General Meeting was held on 10th March 1952 at the Pavillion, Cardiff Arms Park.

The Club held matches and film evenings, and sponsored classes at local shows. As a result of a turbulent meeting on 11th November 1952, there were several vacancies on the committee and a Special General Meeting was called for 4th December to fill them. An Open Show was suggested for the 21st February 1953, and these measures gave the club the impetus to proceed. Cups were donated (some of these are still on offer today) and Mrs Dibbie Somerfield was asked to judge, the show commencing at a stately 2.00 pm. It was a success and another Open Show was proposed for 14th or 21st November. (It is interesting to note that this is around the time we now hold our Championship Show).

Judges during the fifties were: Mrs M.Fairbrother, Mrs J.Dunkles, Mrs H.Gamble, Mrs Hullock, Mrs C.Wilson-Wiley, Mrs F.Price, Mr Mulhouse, Miss J.Grover and Mrs O.Kelly, most of them were to have a big influence on the breed in the fifties, sixties, seventies and beyond.

In those days there was a great choice of venues, but the shows ran at a loss. Matches were held regularly with the Gwent Boxer Club (now the Cotswold Boxer Club) with a shield provided by the SWBC. These were revived in the eighties but support from the South Wales Club was limited and so the teams were generally unbalanced.

At the April 1960 show there were 39 exhibits making 107 entries, but whether it made a profit or not is not recorded. The committee dug deep into their pockets for raffle prizes and prize money for each class. Draws were held on the Grand National, the Derby and the St.Leger for funds, and generally it was a tough time financially for the club. In July 1962 funds stood at £147.4.1d. and the committee decided to invest £100 in a Building Society.

The Club first applied for C.C. Status in 1966 for 1968, but at this time were not successful. By the end of the sixties the Club had settled into a regular pattern of two or three shows a year, and inter-matches with local clubs or breed clubs.

In 1970 the charges for catalogues were 4/-, entrance 3/- and OAP 1/6d.

In the early seventies an attempt to change the Club’s name to the Welsh Boxer Club was refused by the Kennel Club. In 1973, for the 21st anniversary, a film and slide show was suggested with a 21st birthday dinner.

In 1980 the committee decided that the cups were too valuable to be given out as several had been lost, and rosettes were to be given in lieu. Also in 1980 the Club was involved in the inaugural meeting of the Working and Pastoral Breeds of Wales.

In 1981 the Club held a special meeting at Llandaff to inform members about P.A. Dr Bruce Cattanach showed the P.A. film and answered members’ questions. This was a worrying time for most breeders. 1984 was a celebration year for the 100th show was held in November. Half-price entries, prize money, rosettes and a free catalogue for each exhibitor made it a bumper show. The judge was Dr Cattanach, with 142 dogs making 230 entries it was the best entry so far.

After the AGM in 1985 the committee decided that cups should once more be given to members winning at shows. Many new cups were donated and to date they are still on offer.

At last in1985, CC status was granted for 1987. Pontypool was chosen as the venue for the Championship Show because of its accessability from England. Also in 1985 the SWBC became involved in the docking issue writing to the Foreign Secretary, and in May 1986 it sent a representative to the proposed Council for Docked Breeds.

In September 1986 a new Club logo was designed, and a newsletter called “Pup Chat” was started and ran for several issues.

The first Championship Show was held on14th November 1987 and was judged by Mrs V.Tripe (dogs) and Mrs M.Best (bitches) there were 250 dogs entered, the entry fee for members being £4.50 and £5.50 non-members. Texaco generously donated a new set of cups for Best in Show etc., and several members have since donated cups for most classes. Prize money was on offer and the first of the Club’s series of collectable pottery plates was given to winners of each class.

At the Championship show in 1989 the committee decided to hold a parade of imported dogs. Permission to do this was granted by the K.C. although at the time the K.C. hadn’t realized that all imported Boxers at that time had cropped ears, but by then we had done it! It provided a showcase for dogs that many had never seen.

November 1993 saw the 40th Anniversary, and at the Championship show that year a special class with £40 prize money for the winner was included. The referee Mrs Mary Foan judged it after the main show was completed.

1994 saw the first of what was to become a series of very successful weekend Judging Seminars, the first one being held at Duffryn House, Nr Cardiff. These are now held bi-annually and are a major event in the boxer calendar attracting around 80 delegates from all over the country, currently they are held at Parkway Hotel & Conference Centre, Cwmbran. The next one is due to be held January 2002.

The Club currently has a good working committee and puts on three shows a year, a Limit in January (Members only) an Open Show in May both held at the Usk Memorial Hall and the Championship show in November at Pontypool Leisure Centre.

We have representatives at Boxer Breed Council, and try to promote the Boxer as a healthy family dog by following a Code of Conduct, and we are currently drawing up guidelines for Boxer breeders.