|"By the 20th century, the breed's distinctive markings and color were
written into the standard, becoming an essential feature."
Source: The Dog Book by James Watson, 1912
|"....The eyes are wide apart, large and round and dark in color." "....The nose is black and wide"
Incorrect noses found in most
Disqualified Colored Bostons:
(from left to right)
Red nose, pale or dudly nose, blue nose,
Butterfly nose (pink patches with darker
pigment) is also a fault however is not limited
to DQ Colors.
Acceptable noses are all BLACK only.
(Red, blue and pale noses found on red and
dilute colors have NEVER been accepted by
the Boston Terrier standard. Noses have
ALWAYS been "wide and black")
Incorrect eyes found in most Disqualified
Ranging from many shades of gold, green,
hazel and amber.
Blue is also a disqualified eye color, but is not
limited to DQ Colors. There is a higher chance
of producing blue eyes when breeding splash
or over-marked Bostons.
Acceptable eyes are DARK in color.
(Green, gold, amber and hazel eyes found on
most Disqualified Colored Bostons have
NEVER been accepted by the Boston Terrier
Standard. Eyes have ALWAYS been "dark in
color and soft")
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