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THE BOSTON TERRIER  --   AN EARLY STANDARD

The following standard adopted when the dog was known as the Round-Headed Bull and Terrier Dog, will be of interest here.

Skull - large, broad and flat;                  Stop - Well defined;                 Ears - Preferably cut, if left on should be small and thin, situated as near corners of skull as possible; rose ears preferable;                              Eyes Wide apart, large, round, dark and soft and not "goggle"eyed;   Muzzle Short, round and deep, without wrinkles, nose should be back and white.                                                                             Mouth Preferably even, teeth should be covered when mouth is closed.                                                                                          Neck Thick, clean and strong.                                                      Body Deep at chest and well ribbed up, making a short backed, cobby built dog; loins and buttocks strong.                                     Legs Straight and well muscled.                                                    Tail Short and fine, straight or screw, carried low.                       Color Any color, except black, mouse or liver; brindle and white, brindle or whole white are the color most preferred.                         Coat Short, fine, bright and hard.                                           Simmetry Of a high order.                                          Disqualifications Hair lip, docked tail and any artificial means used to deceive the judge.                                                                      Weigt It was voted to divide the different weights into three classes, as follows: 15 pounds and under, 25 pounds and under, 36 pounds and under.

Scale of points:

Skull---------------------------15              Muzzle------------------------15           Nose-----------------------------5          Eyes-----------------------------5           Ears-----------------------------5           Neck----------------------------5

Legs and Feet--------------------------10        Tail--------------------------------------10  Color and Coat-----------------10  Simmetry--------------------------------10 Body------------------------------------- 10

                                                    ======== Total------------------------------------100