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What about the Blue or Grey Boston Terrier Dogs?

on January 11, 2023

Blue Boston Terriers are a unique variant of the Boston Terrier breed, distinguished by their striking blue-gray coat, a stark contrast to the traditional black and white coloring of standard Boston Terriers. Despite their rarity and distinctive appearance, Blue Boston Terriers exhibit many of the same characteristics as their more common counterparts, including their friendly and affectionate nature.

The blue color of Blue Boston Terriers is the result of a recessive gene that alters the production of pigmentation, causing the black pigment in their coat to appear steel-gray or bluish. Due to their unique coat color, it is crucial to use the mildest dog shampoo and conditioners to prevent skin infections and color dilution alopecia, a condition characterized by hair loss associated with dilute coloring in dogs.

What About The Blue Or Grey Boston Terrier Dogs?

What is a Blue Boston Terrier?

The Blue Boston Terrier is a rare color variation of the Boston Terrier breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club, this unique variation is characterized by its blue-gray coat color, which is a result of a recessive gene. Despite its rarity, the Blue Boston Terrier shares the same physical characteristics and personality traits as the traditional Boston Terrier, making it a charming and sought-after breed among dog enthusiasts.

Does the AKC recognize the Blue Boston Terrier?

According to the AKC (American Kennel Club), the Blue color is not recognized in the Boston Terrier breed standard.

Blue Boston Terrier Health

A blue Boston Terrier is a great companion dog and generally has a life span of 11 to 15 years. Blue Boston Terriers can live an healthy life as well as the standard Boston Terriers.

No known medical problems are specifically related to the blue Boston Terriers. Like Boston Terriers in general, they have sensitive digestive systems and they can get some health issues, including cataracts, cherry eye, allergies, deafness, and luxating patellas.

Blue Boston Terrier Color Genetics

So why do some Boston Terriers have blue coats? To answer this question, we need to look at the genetics of coat color in dogs. All dog coats are determined by a combination of two pigments: eumelanin (black) and phaeomelanin (red). Certain genes determine how these pigments are distributed throughout the coat.

This blue coloration in Boston Terriers is caused by a gene mutation which creates a blue coat. This mutation is known as the “blue gene” and is thought to be the result of a spontaneous mutation. It is not known exactly how or why this mutation occurred, but it has been passed on to some Boston Terriers through breeding. The blue coloration in Boston Terriers is caused by a recessive gene. This means that both of the dog’s parents must carry the gene in order for the dog to have a blue coat. If only one parent has the gene, the dog will have the more common black and white coat. If both parents have the gene, it is possible that the pup could be born with a blue coat.

Now you might be wondering: how do Boston Terriers get the dilute gene? That’s a great question! Unfortunately, the answer isn’t entirely clear. Some experts believe the gene was introduced through crossbreeding with other breeds, such as Bulldogs and French Bulldogs. Others believe the gene is a spontaneous mutation that occurred naturally within the breed.

No matter how the gene was introduced, it’s clear that the blue coat color is here to stay. In fact, more and more breeders are beginning to breed for the blue coat color, as many owners find it to be quite attractive.

So if you’re looking for a Boston Terrier with a unique and attractive coat color, a blue one might be just the thing for you! As always, make sure you buy from a responsible and reputable breeder who cares about the health and well-being of their puppies.

We hope this blog post gave you a better understanding of why some Boston Terriers have a blue coat.

Have you ever been interested by the blue Boston Terriers? Do you have a blue Boston Terrier?

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8 comments
by James on October 02, 2023

I have a blue Boston and she talks a lot. A very vocal dog.

by Rhonda on March 30, 2023

We own a blue female as well as a blue brindle female. Both very healthy girls.

by Michelle Rydberg on January 15, 2023

I’ll be getting a 6mo old grey boy tomorrow 💯😍🐕

by Aimee on January 14, 2023

I have a 9 year old blue Boston she is amazing! Before her I had a blk/wht boston. Best companions ever!

by Christie Hull on January 13, 2023

I have a blue boston! She is a wonderful dog!

by L. Ridgway on January 13, 2023

I have a Blue Splash Boston. Love her alot, she has a great personality! Enjoys her sisters. We Call her Stormy and she loves belly rubs!

by Bonnie on January 13, 2023

I have a six month old Blue boy he is all together different from my black Boston’s I have had he is full of personality love him so much

by Karen Humby on January 13, 2023

We have a blue Boston Terrier, Willow, who is 2 years old. We also have a black and white and used to have a red and white!

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