Colored Boston Terriers
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What color should the Boston Terrier be? Generally black or brindle. Are colored Boston Terriers accepted by the American Kennel Club? Colors such as fawn, grey, blue, champagne, brown? Picture and article below courtesy of AKC.com
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Color and Markings
Brindle, seal, or black with white markings. Brindle is preferred ONLY if all other qualities are equal. (Note: SEAL DEFINED. Seal appears black except it has a red cast when viewed in the sun or bright light.) Disqualify: Solid black, solid brindle or solid seal without required white markings. Any color not described in the standard. Required Markings: White muzzle band, white blaze between the eyes, white forechest. Desired Markings:
White muzzle band, even white blaze between the eyes and over the head, white collar, white forechest, white on part or whole of forelegs and hind legs below the hocks. (Note: A representative specimen should not be penalized for not possessing “Desired Markings.”) A dog with a preponderance of white on the head or body must possess sufficient merit otherwise to counteract its deficiencies.
While other colored Boston Terriers do exist, they cannot be registered. Perhaps the other colored Boston Terriers could start a new breed – the colored terrier?