in loving memory of Dan and Barbara Jessup
A nice litter of pups. Jib Jab is the pup on far left.
Boston Terrier Color - What You Need To Know
The Boston Terrier was first recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1893, and since that time the only colors considered "correct" or "desirable" are black and white, brindle and white and seal and white (seal is a black coat with a brown tinge to it). Today, over one hundred years later, any colors other than those listed above are disqualified from the show ring.
Unfortunately, there will always be those folks who, instead of trying to breed healthy, beautiful individuals of correct "type", they will attempt to make money by offering "rare" specimens which are somehow incorrect, such as oversized, undersized or of an unrecognized color. Personally, I think that those who breed for "rare" color or "biggest" or "littlest" or some other extreme do so only to make money from the suckers who fall for their sales pitch.
So it is in the Boston terrier breed that the current fad is for disqualifying colors such as red, fawn, blue and blue or red brindle. These colors are specifically described as not desirable in the AKC standard.
What color dog someone else wants is not my business, but I breed only correct colored Bostons.
Here is what the American Kennel Club standard says
about Boston Terrier coloring.
Color and Markings: Brindle, seal, or black with white markings. Brindle is preferred only if all other qualities are equal. (Note: Seal Defined: Seal appears black except it has a red cast when viewed in the sun or bright light.) Disqualify - Solid black, solid brindle or solid seal without required white markings. Any color not described in the standard. Required Markings: White muzzle band, white blaze between the eyes, white forechest. Desired Markings: White muzzle band, even white blaze between the eyes and over the head, white collar, white forechest, white on part or whole of forelegs and hind legs below the hocks. (Note: A representative specimen should not be penalized for not possessing "Desired Markings.") A dog with a preponderance of white on the head or body must possess sufficient merit otherwise to counteract its deficiencies.