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Breed Standards for the Boston Terrier



General Appearance:

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




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




Short straight or screw tail carried below level of back




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




Weight: 10-25 lb;  Height: 15-17”




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




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