What is a Blue Boston Terrier? Photos & Videos

Are you wondering, what the heck is the Blue Boston Terrier? How on earth can there really be a dog that is blue? Yes, there are Blue Boston’s out there in the world and they are absolutely cute.

The American Kennel Club (AKC) will recognize a Blue Boston Terrier if both parents are registered. 

What is a Blue Boston Terrier? Photos & Vidoes
Blue Boston Terrier

I personally knew little about these cute Bostons. In my research, this is what I found out about Blue Boston Terriers…

What Makes A Blue Boston Terrier Blue?

The Blue in a Blue Boston Terrier is a dilute of the black that is in a traditional Boston. This is due to a mutation in the chromosome pool of the Blue Boston Terrier. So instead of being a black coat, a Blue Boston comes out with a grey, silver, or blue coat.

What Are The Recognized Colors Of The American Kennel Club?

Blue Boston Terriers are not “officially” recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC). Meaning there is no title for Blue & White. But this type of color does fall under brindle.

This means as long as you have registered parents a Boston that looks blue can be registered under the marking of brindle and white.

Standard colors of Boston Terriers by AKC are the following:

  • Black & White
  • Black Brindle & White
  • Brindle & White
  • Seal & White
  • Seal Brindle & White

What If I’m Not Able To Register My Blue Boston

Not being able to register a Blue Boston does not mean a Blue Boston would not be a good dog to have. Having a registered dog is not a requirement. The only reason Emily and I wanted to have Bella registered is that we thought about possibly breeding here, but we never did. 

If you have no intention of having a show dog or plan on breeding there is no reason to worry about AKC registration.

Video Of Blue Boston Terrier

Final thoughts…

Blue Boston Terriers are super cute. There are some people who are against breeders who try to produce these unique Boston’s due to health issues.

However, I could not find a reputable website demonstrating how these Blue Boston’s would have more health issues than any other Boston Terrier (If you can find one please contact me with the contact button to let me know). 

Also, let us say there were more health issues. The only time this would be a concern is if you were planning on breeding these dogs. The breeding could then pass those genetics on for generations to come. 

However, if you are looking for a dog to love and not breed I would not personally worry about the health speculations. No matter the breed there will be health-related issues that come along with it.

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Donnie Gardner

Donnie Gardner is the owner of the Boston Terrier Society. He has been raising Bella the Boston since 2010. He resides in Kansas with his wife, daughter, and Bella. His favorite activities are hanging out with family, traveling, running (but has bad knees), and reading non-fiction books.

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