courtney (cavity) wrote in boston_buddies,
courtney
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Eeek.

Hi guys I posted here earlier asking about red bostons.
I still really want a red boston terrier, & i'm still having trouble finding one in my area, but i'll cross that bridge when i come to it. [ basically when i get the OK from my mom and the $$]
Anyhow, I've been trying to do as much research as I can,
and I know I asked about this earlier, but it's really scary.
I found this:

Q. Are white Boston Terriers rare? What about the new "Red" colors as well? I found one on the internet and they say it is a rare Boston and want a lot of money for it. Is it worth that much more?

A. PLEASE ! PLEASE ! First read the Official Standard for the Boston Terrier. There is no mention of a white Boston Terrier anywhere (nor Red's, Fawns or Blue). A white Boston Terrier is not a legitimate color for the breed (neither is red or blue as some puppy mills and back yard breeders are advertising). A white Boston Terrier (or the other "non-standard" colors mentioned) should NEVER be sold as rare...much less ask more money for the poor Boston. These colord dogs (or lack of color) are generally a geneticly weaker dog that is more susceptible to all kinds of health problems. If a breeder should ever offer you a white, red or blue Boston Terrier as rare, don't just walk away. RUN away as fast as you can. Let me say it again...WHITE BOSTON TERRIERS ARE NOT RARE ! They are unfortunate mistakes of nature.

There is another type of Boston that you will come across as a pet. These are often referred to as mis-marked Bostons. This is usually just a simple misalignment of the dark hair with the white hair on the Boston. But since the Official Standard is very specific about some markings, a mis-marked Boston can not be shown and should not be used as a stud dog. These mis-marked Bostons are usually placed in loving homes by the breeder since they still have all of the other wonderful attributes of a Boston Terrier. But be aware that these mis-marked Bostons are pet quality only and you should pay only pet price. These Bostons should also be neutered as soon as possible. These mis-marked Bostons are different from the "white" Bostons that we are seeing being advertised on the internet as rare.

From here:
http://www.bostonterrierclubofamerica.org/faq.html


My question is now,
how old are your red bostson if you don't mind me asking....
Thanks :)
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