What Is a Brown Boston Terrier?


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A brown Boston terrier is a Boston terrier with a brown coat or markings. This is a nonstandard coloration that is not accepted by the American Kennel Club (AKC). Breed standard colors are white with brindle, seal or black markings, though this breed can appear in many other colors, including liver, cream and red.

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The color is mostly an aesthetic difference that only affects whether or not the dog can be put into the breed registry. Boston terriers have very short fine hair that requires little maintenance other than the occasional brushing to remove excess hair. The dogs can grow up to 17 inches tall and weigh up to 25 pounds, making them an ideal choice for indoor pet. Boston terriers typically have a lifespan of up to 14 years. There are no typical major health issues that can shorten the dog's lifespan, but there are a number of possible minor issues, including cataracts and deafness, that can affect quality of life.

This breed prefers mild climates, as it does not like heat or cold. Boston terriers are friendly, playful and affectionate. They are also moderately easy to train and have a low energy requirement that makes the breed a good choice for relaxed environments.

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