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Boston Terrier

Nr. NEBKC-BT/EN19

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CATEGORY: brachycephalic molosser

UTILIZATION: Companion, sporting

ACTIVITY LEVEL: 

SIZE: : F   cm, Inches  M cm, Inches

ORIGIN: USA

BLOODLINES: BULLDOGS - TERRIERS

NICK-OR-OTHER NAME

ORIGINAL STANDARD:  

The goals and purposes of this breed standard include: to furnish guidelines for breeders who wish to maintain the quality of their breed and to improve it. Any departure from the following should be considered a fault, and the seriousness with which the fault should be regarded should be in exact proportion to its degree and its effect upon the health and welfare of the dog.

 

1 DESCRIPTION 


 

2 HISTORICAL SUMMARY 

 



3 GENERAL APPEARANCE:

FAULTS: Any fault that spoils the general harmony

SERIOUS FAULTS: 

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS

4 TEMPERAMENT 

 

FAULTS A dog who appears hyperactive in the ring, nervous 

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS: overly shy or aggressive. Human aggression  


5 HEAD

a) Shape  & Proportions 

b) Front view

c) Profile view 

 

d) Top view 

 

FAULTS 

6 EARS

 

a) Setting: 

b) Type: 

c) Size: 

FAUTLS

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS unilateral or bilateral deafness.

7 FOREHEAD 

8 MEDIAN FURROW 

9 STOP

FAUTLS Any depature of the standard

10 EYE BRIDGE 

 

11 EYES

 

a) Setting : They eyes are set wide apart and low down in the skull in the same line as the median furrow, well away from ears. 

 

b) Shape: 

 

c) Size:

 

d) Colors:

FAULTS Odd eye. eyes set to narrow

SERIOUS FAULT 

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS  bulging eyes, strabismus, asymmetric eyes, cherry eye, albinism red eyes, congenital blindness.

NOTE: Avoid line breeding with odd eye dogs as it is a genetic trait 

12 EYE RIMS 

The eye rims upper and lower should be tight around the eye with no looseness with good pigment. Color black 

FAULTS Lack of pigment, tendency to entropion or ectropion, surgically corrected

eye rims

SERIOUS FAULTS haw (conjonctive tissues) showing.

DISQUALIFYING FAUTLS Haw showing severely "droopy St Bernard eyes". 

13 CHEEKS

14 MUZZLE 

CLASSIC 

a) Shape & proportion

b) Muzzle line 

d) Chin line: 

FAULTS A muzzle too short or too long. Exaggerated wrinkles

DISQUALIFYING FAUTLS 

15 LIPS 

a) Type:

b) color:

FAULTS Any departure of the standard, lack of pigment.

16 NOSE 

a) size & proportion

b) color:

FAULTS A butterfly nose (unpigmented spots) is judged following the missing amount of pigment, pinched nostrils, any sign of respiratory distress. Skin excess (roll) over the nose. 

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS severly pinched nares and severe respiratory distress (from the nares or soft palate) A dudley nose (entirely pigmentless).

17 JAWS

The lower jaw is well developed wide, deep and set straight and must fit perfectly into the upper jaws.

 

FAULTS Offset jaws or slightly wry jaws

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS ​Severely wry jaws

 

18 BITE  (OCCLUSION)

Type:

FAULTS

SERIOUS FAULT 

DYSQUALIFYING FAULTS  

19 TEETH

 

Full set of 22 white and large teeth on the lover maxillary, 20 to 22 on the upper maxillary. 6 incisors are set in a straight row between the 2 canines set wide apart, behind the canines are the premolars 4 on each side at the lower and upper maxillary, followed by 3 molars each side on the lower maxillary and 2 molars  each side on the upper maxillary.

FAULTS

Crooked teeth, missing teeth, supernumerary teeth, small teeth

NOTE: Broken tooth are not penalized in a show ring or for confirmation. For extracted teeth, the owner must provide a vet certificate to avoid to have them judged missing.

DYSQUALIFYING FAUTLS 

Any severe

20 NECK 

 

FAULTS

 

21 THORAT 

FAULTS Any departure of the standard

22 ENTIRE DOG BODY 

23 MUSCLES  Conditioning must be good with no tendency to over or underweight. 

a) FRONT VIEW: 

 

24 CHEST: 

FAULTS Any depature of the standard

b) PROFILE VIEW:

25 BACK: 

FAULTS 

26 TOPLINE 

SERIOUS FAULTS 

DISQUALIFYING FAULT 

c) TOP VIEW: 

d) REAR VIEW:

 

27 RIB CAGE 

Well rounded ribs 

 

FAULTS 

Flat-sided

28  LOINS - BELLY LINE

 

FAULTS

FAULTS BODY:

29 HIPS

 

FAUTLS 

FOREQUARTERS

 

30 FORELEGS  FRONT VIEW 

31 SHOULDERS PROFILE VIEW The shoulders should be well muscled with good definition and wide sloping blades, giving the appearance of great strength. The humero-radial angulation of about 135° 

32 ELBOWS are close to the body

33 FRONT PASTERNS (Metacarpus)

FRONT VIEW Short, straight and strong

PROFILE VIEW the pastern that is about half of length of rear pastern and is moderately inclined. A dewclaw is present. 

MANDATORY  HEALTH TESTS

X-Rays hips 

DNA Profiling

ONLINE/LIVE CONFIRMATION12 Mo 

RECOMMENDED HEALTH TESTS

34 FOREFEET Straight or very slightly turned outwards of medium size and moderately round. Toes compact and thick, well split up, making knuckles prominent and high.

FAULTS  Lack of bone is a serious fault, feet toeing out too much our toeing in, loose elbows, incorrect angulation: pasterns, shoulders, bandy legs, barrel front, fiddle front, east/west, pigeon toed

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS splayed feet, flat feet or any other fault if severe.

 

HINDQUARTERS

35 HINDLEGS Rear view: set straight, wide apart (but less wide apart than front legs) and parallel, strong with long muscular thighs.

36 STIFLES (knees) Profile view: the tibia-metatarsus angle should be about 140°.

37 REAR PASTERNS (Metatarsus) straight and strong, about double in height comparing to front pastern with no dewclaw.

38 HINDFEET round and compact. Toes compact and thick, well split up, making knuckles prominent and high. 

FAULTS incorrect angulation at the hocks, bandy legs, cow-hocks, barrel hocks, dewclaw at rear 

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS any fault that is severe 

 

39 TAIL

FAULTS

DISQUALIFYING FAULT  

40 MOVEMENT

FAULTS  Paddling, sidewinding, Rolling, incoordinated crossing gait, bunny hopping (sign for hip dysplasia), any limping. Excessively wide gait. 

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS Any that is severe

41 SIZE

Females:  cm,  Inches at the withers 

Males :  cm,  Inches at the withers. 

42 WEIGHT : 

Females: kg,   pounds

Males:  kg,   pounds

NOTE:

FAULTS Any departure of the standard 

43 COAT 

a) Type: 

c) Colors:  

SERIOUS FAUTLS 

DISQUALIFYING FAULTS Long, fuzzy or wavy coats, albinismus.

 

NOTE  a dog with surgical or accident scars should not be penalized

e) Grooming: Low maintenance, very easy due to their short hair. 

44 CLIMATE TOLERANCE 

Like all brachycephalic breeds and molosser in general, the American Bulldog must be protected from great heat in summer and also from excessive coldness in winter due to their short hair.

45 REPRODUCTION

 

Males tie naturally and female give birth naturally.
 

Only functionally and clinically healthy dogs, with breed typical conformation should be used for breeding. As dogs are not perfect, the breeder should never double up on health or conformation faults, even if minor and do his utmost to meet the ideal of the standard that is used as guideline.

Breeders and judges have the responsibility to avoid any conditions or exaggerations that are detrimental to the health, welfare, essence and soundness of this breed, and must take the responsibility to see that these are not perpetuated. 

46 UTILIZATION 

 

47 USUAL HEALTH ISSUES 

48 LIFE EXPECTANCY  estimated at 

49 DISQUALIFYING FAUTLS

Any mentioned in the standard

Any evident fault that is severe 

Any dog clearly showing physical of behavioural abnormalities 

Moderate to severe HD (D2-E1-E2)

NB: Males should exhibit 2 testicles, fully dropped in the scrotum.

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