The Biewer Yorkie was originally a piebald genetic recessive gene occurrence from two Yorkshire Terriers. It originated in Germany on January 20, 1984 from a breeding by Gertrud and Werner Biewer's Yorkshire Terriers. In this particular litter they produced a piebald Yorkie puppy from a genetic recessive gene. This piebald puppy's registered name was Schneefloeckchen von Friedheck (Snowflake) Sire: Darling von Friedheck, a FCI World Junior Champion in Dortmund in 1981 Dam: Fru-Fru von Friedheck, a FCI World Junior Championess in Dortmund in 1981. Gertrud and Werner Biewer found this puppy to be quite beautiful and began a selective breeding process to produce more piebald puppies. Gertrud and Werner Biewer named these Yorkies with white markings "Biewer Yorkshire Terrier à la Pom Pon." It was from these breedings the Biewer Yorkie was developed. The breed was officially recognized in 1989 by the ACH (Allgemeiner Club der Hundefreunde Deutschland - ACH e. V).
Today Yorkshire Terriers and Biewers are considered two different breeds.