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Breed Standards for the Boston Terrier

 

 

General Appearance:

A compactly built, square-proportioned, short-backed, clean-cut dog.

 

 

Head:

Alert kind expression; Large, round eyes; Aburpt brown; Square, wrinkle-gree skull; Small, erect ears, natural or cropped

 

 

Tail:

Short straight or screw tail carried below level of back

 

 

Color:

Brindle, seal, or black with white markings on muzzle, between eyes, and forechest, and possibly white collar and lower legs

 

 

Size:

Weight: 10-25 lb;  Height: 15-17”

 

 

Coat: 

Its short fine coat, with distinctive markings, adds to its dapper appearance

 

 

Temperance:

Devoted and sensitive


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