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Boston Terrier Club of America

Official National Breed Club of "The American Gentleman"

Boston Terrier Breed Standard

The Boston Terrier was recognized as a breed by the AKC in 1893.

1920s Boston Terrier-Fanciers in Pasadena, CA

Breed Standard: A description of the ideal dog of each recognized breed, to serve as an ideal against which dogs are judged at shows, originally laid down by a parent breed club and accepted officially by national or international bodies.

View Full Breed Standard (PDF) from the AKC website:

Illustrated Breed Standard

The Boston Terrier Club of America has produced THE BOSTON TERRIER – AN ILLUSTRATED AND PICTORIAL STANDARD in order to help the student of the breed to further understand the breed Standard.

A PICTORIAL AND ILLUSTRATED STANDARD
As produced by the Boston Terrier Club of America

Standard approved February 11, 2011 – Effective March 30, 2011

Drawings by Vickie Kwasny
Photos by
Lisa Braunstein-LaMere
and Cindy McIntosh
Drawings by Vickie Kwasny
Photos by
Lisa Braunstein-LaMere
and Cindy McIntosh

Boston Terrier