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Boston terrier & French bulldog ColoursRED, BLUE, CHAMPAGNE, BROWN, LILACHere at Delaws we only breed from Boston’s & French bulldogs that are the true standard colourThese COLOURS are highly undesirable and are bred by breeders who offer them as "rare" at inflated prices. Even if it weren't for the fact that these are not recognized by our Kennel club, if you have one of these dogs, no one will even know it is a Boston terrier! They are so unlike what the breed was originally developed to look like,since there is no sharp contrasting "tuxedo effect” unless you have a correctly coloured dog. This is the hallmark of a true Boston terrier and it just becomes “MUTT” when that black and white tuxedo pattern is gone. PLEASE do not buy off-coloured Boston Terriers from a non-show breeder or a breeder who is purposely trying to produce the off-colours.A responsible show breeder COULD possibly get a red in their litters BY MISTAKE (extremely Rare!), but they would never purposely breed this dog to produce more of them. Please do not seek out RED Boston’s as with each one that is brought a hole is created to encourage the breeder to make more of them! NOTE: If you do run across one and you MUST have it for some reason, make sure you only deal with a breeder who provides it with a spay/neuter contract or better yet, get it from someone who has already had it done. To do otherwise means you are buying from an irresponsible breeder who did NOT produce the dog by way of a mistake and who does not care about the future of the breed. The integrity of the Boston terrier is very important to responsible breeders. Make sure any breeder you buy from indeed has the best interest of the breed in mind and are not simply out to line their own pockets by selling odd coloured puppies to unsuspecting buyers. I am a show breeder. We do things differently then pet breeders. I am also saying that the COLOUR is undesirable and if you buy a dog of any colour other than what the standard states, you may be getting a dog that is not purebred or at the very least you are doing nothing to respect and promote the standard which the forefathers of the breed (not I) wrote to define what the breed should look like.Again, buying from someone who touts the colour as "rare" is someone trying to make extra money and who is giving you nothing more for your money. Can that breeder show you? Histories of DNA, testing on the parents and grandparents? Can they supply a current Limited registration (non-breeding ) Ask your breeder if they have those things, and if they do, then at least you are getting some assurance that your puppy will at least be healthy even if it does not truly represent the breed as it was intended. A Boston terrier is either black and white, seal and white (NOTE! Seal is NOT Red ) Seal appears black but has a reddish cast in bright sunlight or brindle and white - and ALL COLORS MUST HAVE BLACK NOSES and very dark brown eyes, no other colours are acceptable. Buying a Boston puppy with BLUE eyes either both or just one is not “rare” and again is a trait that can crop up out of nowhere.A sire and dam who have dark eyes can produce puppies with Blue eyes, just as a sire and dam with blue eyes can produce a litter with no blue eyes. At times, mis-marks and blue eyes go hand in hand.Example of a White Body - NOTE: White bodies and splashes occasionally happen to responsible breeders who breed correctly marked dogs together because it is a throwback to the earliest Boston’s before the markings were stabilized. Again, it is undesirable and should never be bred; however it is a natural "oops" which is more common amongst breeders than getting off-coloured Boston’s. Here it is a matter of pattern, not colour. They should NOT be sold as “rare” or for a higher amount of money; also a white Boston will be more prone to deafness:All of the above is the same for the French bulldog, apart from you can have a white as of the Pied colourWe will also NOT cross breed or use my stud dogs on any colour apart from the standard,no matter what breed or money offered.

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HistoryThe Boston terrier originates from the United States of America and was bred originally for ratting and companion. As its name implies it was developed in Boston and is often referred to as ‘The American Gentleman among dogs’.Its origins can be dated back to the 1800’s when Robert C Hooper purchased a dog known as Hooper’s Judge, who was Of Bull and Terrier type lineage. Judge’s specific lineage is unknown, however, Hooper’s Judge is either directly related to the original Bull and Terrier breeds of the 1700s and early 1800s, or Judge is the result of modern English bulldog’s being crossed into terriers created in the 1860s for show purposes, like the White English Terrier.The Boston terrier is one of a small amount of dog breeds that are born with a very short tail. The Boston terrier was first registered by the AKC (American Kennel Club) in 1893. The dog’s name is sometimes miss-spelt as terror.CharacteristicsThe Boston terrier has a friendly, very strong, lovable, laid-back, unforgettable personality. Boston’s can range in temperaments from those that are eager to please their master to those that are more stubborn. Both can be easily trained given a patient and assertive owner. The modern Boston terrier can be gentle, alert, expressive, and well-mannered. Some Boston’s enjoy having another one for companionship. Both females and males generally bark only when necessary. Having been bred as a companion dog, they enjoy being around people, and, if properly socialized, get along well with children, the elderly, other canines, and non-canine pets. Boston’s do not like being left for long periods of time, we say you can’t have a Boston and go out to work all day. Some Boston’s are very cuddly, while others are more independent.The Boston’s coat is normally a shade of brindle with white markings, Seal brindle with white markings; the coat is short and smooth. The dog should weigh no less then 10 pounds and no more then 25 pounds,(4.5-11.3kg) but a few weigh between 30 and 40 pounds, and most are considered healthy and not overweight due to their larger –then-average frame, and usually stand 15 – 17 inches (38.1-43cm).HealthHealth issues in the Boston terrier are Hereditary Cataracts both Juvenile and adult type, the Animal health trust have identified the gene that causes the juvenile one, and if both the Dam and Sire are tested clear, then all the litter are genetically clear. So all breeding stock should be tested prior to mating. As of all Small breeds they can have Patella problems.Many Boston’s cannot tolerate excessive heat and extremely cold weather, due to the shortened muzzle, so hot or cold weather combined with demanding exercise can bring harm to a Boston terrier. A sensitive digestive system is also typical of the Boston terrier in the absence of a proper diet; flatulence is associated with the breed.Whelping is often difficult as the pelvis is narrow and the large headed pups are often delivered by caesarean section. Boston’s can live up to 15 years or more, with an average of around 13 years.