Colored Boston Terriers: A Colorful World in a Small Body


In the historic city of Boston, there is a small and vibrant breed of dog, the Boston Terrier. They have intelligent, friendly personalities and an iconic black-and-white appearance. However, you may not know that there are colorful Boston Terriers. The colorful world hidden in their small bodies is waiting to be discovered.

Colored Boston Terriers are not just pets, they are part of the family. Their loyalty and friendliness bring us a lot of joy. Read this article to explore the world of the colorful Boston Terrier dog.


1.Historical Origins of the Boston Terrier Dog

The first Boston Terrier dog was a cross between an English Bulldog and an English White Terrier. It was one of the few breeds bred in the United States. It was black with black markings and a hint of white.

Imported from Liverpool, England in 1870, it was purchased by Robert Hooper. This Boston Terrier was known as Hooper's Judge.

Due to the similarity of the names of the English Bulldog and the Bull Terrier, it caused displeasure among the fanciers. The breed was named after the city of origin, Boston, afterward. And in 1891 the Boston Terrier Club of America was founded.

Twenty years after the birth of the breed, the Boston Terrier was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1893. This became the most beautiful symbol of the Boston Terrier.

Later, colored Boston Terriers were born. The American Kennel Club and the American Boston Terrier Club recognize 5 colors as standard colors. These 5 colors are black, brindle, seal, chocolate, and red.

2.Colored Boston Terrier Colors

Colored Boston Terriers come in many different colors such as black, white, red, blue, and fawn. They are very active and cute, with a friendly personality and high IQ. They are great to keep as family pets. I will introduce some colorful Boston Terrier dogs to you.

2.1 White Boston Terrier

A white Boston Terrier Dog's coat is usually pure white with no other color spots. Their eyes are bright and blue. The ears are erect and have a pink nose. This color of Boston Terriers is due to a genetic mutation that prevents the production of melanin, equivalent to humans suffering from albinism.

Despite its attractive appearance, it is not the standard color. And there are fewer pure white Boston Terriers.

Due to the lack of other pigments, it is prone to skin allergies and sunburn. It is also prone to hearing problems. So, owners should pay more attention to the health of pure white Boston Terriers when feeding them.

white Boston dog

2.2 Blue Boston Terrier

Due to a genetic mutation in the Boston Terrier's chromosome pool, there is a blue Boston Terrier. People love it for its unique coat color and charming appearance. However, this color of Boston Terrier is not a real blue, but a dark gray, sometimes with a slight blue sheen. It is also called the gray Boston terrier dog.

Blue Boston Terrier

2.3 Fawn-colored Boston Terrier

Fawn-colored Boston Terriers have a tan coat. This color makes them look like fawns and is very cute. The coat on a Boston Terrier of this color may vary from light brown to dark brown. There is usually a white chest and toes and sometimes a white face stripe or collar.

Fawn-colored Boston Terriers are usually healthy and long-lived. However, they may experience some breathing problems, eye problems, joint problems, etc. Therefore, pet owners should provide their pets with proper medical care.

Fawn-colored Boston Terrier

2.4 Black Boston Terrier

The Black Boston Terrier, known for its typical black-and-white appearance and lively personality, is a small to medium-sized dog breed. This breed has a broad head with large, round eyes that present an intelligent and curious expression.

The Black Boston Terrier has a short, smooth coat that is predominantly black, usually accompanied by a signature white tuxedo pattern. This includes white coloring on the chest, face, and toes.

Black Boston Terrier

2.5 Red Boston Terrier

The Red Boston Terrier is a breed with a very beautiful coat color. It is loved by dog lovers for its distinctive red coat and lively personality. This color of Boston Terrier has a coat that ranges from dark red to light red. There are usually white chest and facial markings which add to their charm.

Red Boston Terrier

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3.Daily Care for the Colored Boston Terrier Dog

Although the colored Boston Terrier dog is lively and cute, pet owners should pay attention to the daily care when keeping them. Otherwise, it is easy to cause the dog to get sick. I will list some daily care suggestions.

3.1 Regular Brushing: Although the Color Boston Terrier Dog's hair is short and doesn't need owners to take care of it often. But regular grooming can help it remove loose hair. This not only improves blood circulation but also enhances the shine of the coat and keeps the dog beautiful.

Pet owners can gently comb it once or twice a week using a soft bristle brush or rubber comb. After removing the loose fur, you can apply some skin care products to help reduce the chances of your dog developing skin diseases.

3.2 Proper Bathing: Colored Boston Terrier dogs do not need frequent bathing, just once a month. If the dog is very dirty, you can adjust the number of baths appropriately.

Pet owners should use a mild canine shampoo when bathing it. Human shampoo should not be used, or it will damage their skin and fur.

3.3 Eye Care: The large eyes of colored Boston Terrier dogs are prone to accumulate dirt. Therefore, the pet owner needs to clean it regularly. Pet owners can gently wipe the corners of their eyes with a moist, soft cloth to remove secretions.

3.4 Nose Care: The nose of the Colored Boston Terrier Dog is prone to cracking in the fall and winter when the climate is dry. Pet owners should apply a small amount of glycerin, petroleum jelly, and other oils to their noses to prevent dryness and cracking.

3.5 Ear Cleaning: The ears of the colored Boston Terrier are prone to health problems. Pet owners need to check their ears regularly. If excessive dirt buildup is found, they can be cleaned with a canine ear cleaning solution.

3.6 Dental Care: Pet owners need to clean their colored Boston Terrier's teeth regularly. Otherwise, dental calculus and oral problems may occur.

Pet owners can use a canine toothbrush and toothpaste or provide specialized chew toys to help clean the teeth.

3.7 Trimming Nails: Pet owners need to check the nails of their colored Boston Terrier regularly. If they are too long, trim them promptly. Otherwise, it will affect their daily life.

3.8 Moderate Exercise: Color Boston Terrier Dogs need moderate exercise to maintain a healthy weight and vitality. In the morning or evening every day, pet owners can take it out for a walk.

However, it should not run fast and exercise strenuously; it has a flat face and is prone to panting and shortness of breath. And you can't let the colorful Boston Terrier dogs play alone, they prefer the company of their owners to play games together.

3.9 Regular Health Checks: Pet owners should take their colored Boston Terrier dog to the vet for regular health checks. This will allow potential health problems to be detected and dealt with promptly.

Boston Terrier

4.Common Health Problems of Colored Boston Terrier Dogs

Boston Terrier dogs are flat faced. They are prone to some health problems. Pet owners need to know about these common problems to prevent them and provide timely treatment. Here are some of the health problems that colored Boston Terriers may encounter.

4.1 Respiratory Problems: The short nose and flat facial structure of colored Boston Terriers can lead to breathing difficulties and poor exercise tolerance. This is why pet owners are careful not to take it for strenuous exercise.

4.2 Eye Problems: Colored Boston Terriers may suffer from cataracts, cherry eye, and glaucoma. Pet owners need to take them for regular eye exams to detect and treat these problems in time.

4.3 Patellar dislocation: This is a common problem in small dogs and the colored Boston Terrier is no exception. Patellar luxation can affect the dog's ability to walk and may require surgery.

4.4 Skin Allergies: Colored Boston Terriers may have an allergic reaction to their environment or diet that manifests itself as skin problems and itching. Pet owners should be aware of their dog's diet and cleanliness.

4.5 Congenital Deafness: The problem of congenital deafness is more common in Boston Terrier dogs.

Pet owners can find out about the hearing condition of their pet's parents before purchasing the pet. You can also do a hearing test to diagnose if the pet is deaf.

4.6 Spinal Problems: Such as hemivertebrae, a congenital skeletal deformity that may affect the dog's ability to exercise.

4.7 Epilepsy: Colored Boston Terrier dogs may suffer from seizures. This requires long-term medication. Pet owners should watch their dog's behavior and if seizures occur, they need to be treated promptly.

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As we near the end of our quest, the colorful world of the colorful Boston Terrier dog is coming to life. We hope this article has inspired more people to understand and appreciate its beauty and characteristics.

We also hope that pet owners will be aware of the health issues of colored Boston Terriers when they choose to feed them. And how to care for them in their daily lives.

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