Non-sporting Breeds

Boston Terrier

Boston Terrier
Pedigree Points
Recognized: AKC, CKC, FCI, KC (GB)
Weight: Divided by classes Lightweight: under 15 lb (7kg) Middleweight: under 20 lb (9kg) Heavyweight: under 25 lb (11.5kg)
Coat: Short and smooth
Color: Brindle with white markings, black with white markings, but brindle with white markings preferred

The Boston Terrier, formerly the American Bull Terrier, derives from a crossbred Bulldog/Terrier that was imported into the United States from Britain in 1865. Barnard's Tom, the first example of the breed with the desired screw tail, was bred in Boston, Massachusetts, and registered with the American Kennel Club in 1893. The breed takes its name from the city where it was developed. The Boston Terrier is a lively, intelligent dog and a loving pet. It is easy to look after and requires little grooming. However, it is difficult to obtain a show specimen with the right markings-ideally, a white muzzle, even a white blaze over the head and down the collar, breast, and forelegs below the elbows.
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