Original Name : Boston Terrier
Type : Molossoid
Male weight : Three weight classes, regardless of sex: less than 15 lbs, 15-20 lbs and 20-25 lbs
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Countries of origin : United States of America
Boston Terriers are lively, highly intelligent dogs that have a well-earned reputation as great companions. They convey an impression of determination strength and activity, with great style, moving with freedom and grace. The balance between color and white markings is a particularly distinctive characteristic of the breed.
Square skull, flat on top, free from wrinkles, abrupt forehead, well defined stop.
Appearing short and square, with level topline, short back, croup slightly curved towards the base of the tail.
Brindle, “seal” or black with mandatory white muzzle band, white blaze between the eyes, white marking on the forechest.
Small, carried erect, set as close as possible to the upper edges of the skull.
Set low, short, fine, tapering to the tip, straight or screw, never carried downward.
Short, smooth, glossy, fine texture.
Boston terriers are sturdy dogs that should never appear either spindly or coarse. The balance between bone and muscle must enhance the dog’s weight and overall build. Particular attention should be given to balance, expression, color and white markings to ensure an overall elegant look. The short, well knit body together with the unique square head and jaw and the striking white markings produce an especially dapper and charming American original.
The gait of the Boston Terrier is sure-footed, characterized by forelegs and hindlegs that move straight ahead in perfect rhythm, pacing with ease and power.