What should I look for in a Boston Terrier?

What should I look for in a Boston Terrier?

The amount of white in the coat varies from dog to dog. At a minimum, they should have white on the head and chest. “Desired” markings for Bostons include a few more white areas, such as on the legs. The overall impression should be that of a tuxedo suit. What about Boston Terrier shedding, and what are the grooming requirements?

What happens when a Boston Terrier has a screw tail?

Short bodies and screw tails can result in a painful and debilitating spinal deformation called hemivertebrae. In this disease, the bones of the spine are malformed, causing damage to the spinal cord. Dogs with hemivertebrae can suffer from incontinence, limb weakness, and even paralysis.

Who is the founder of the Boston Terrier breed?

Let’s find out now! According to the official U.S. Boston Terrier breed club, the Boston is a true American breed, born and bred in the U.S.A. In the 1800s, a breeder in Boston, Massachusetts named Robert Hooper acquired an English Bulldog and white English Terrier mix named Judge. Judge is the founding dog of the Boston Terrier breed.

What kind of eye problems does a Boston Terrier have?

The Boston Terrier is also one of a handful of dog breeds that is especially prone to glaucoma, which is increased eye pressure. Glaucoma can be either primary (which is genetic) or secondary (caused by other eye problems such as cataracts).

Can a Boston Terrier have a full length tail?

Yes, a Boston Terrier can have a tail longer than the standard, ¼ the length between the tail base and hock, and still, be full-blooded. Now, side note. Chances are a Boston Terrier with a full-length tail, i.e., a tail longer than say 6 inches has been mixed somewhere down the line.

How did the Boston Terrier get its name?

In honor of the city where these happy-go-lucky dogs were so painstakingly developed, the breed name was changed to Boston Terrier. The Boston Terrier Club of America was formed in 1891, and two years later the AKC registered its first dog of the breed. To this day, Boston Terriers are a point of hometown pride.

Are there any AKC parent clubs for Boston Terriers?

We have plenty of opportunities to get involved in your local community, thanks to AKC Breed Clubs located in every state, and more than 450 AKC Rescue Network groups across the country. The Boston Terrier Club of America, founded in 1891, is the official AKC Parent Club for the Boston Terrier.

Fluid builds up in the eye, increasing ocular pressure and eventually causing damage to the optic nerve. Eyes with glaucoma are more bulging and can be painful, causing your pup to rub or scratch at the eye. Since Bostons’ eyes are already bulging, it may not be noticed until the disease has progressed.