How To Identify A Seal Boston Terrier
The seal-point boston terrier is a breed of dog that was developed in the United States during the early 20th century. This breed has been recognized by the American Kennel Club since 1936 and is one of more than 30 breeds that are considered to be toy dogs, meaning they weigh less than 15 pounds as an adult. Boston terriers have a short coat with colors that may include black, brown, white or seal point (a light color). They are energetic, intelligent and affectionate animals who need daily exercise but do not require much grooming.
Have you ever wondered how you can identify a seal and white boston terrier?
This particular type of Bostons is usually seal and white, also called blue. The color should be a pure hue with no brindle or tan markings. There are three main types that make up the colors; black boston terrier, brown boston terrier and seal point (aka blue) boston terrier. Black Boston Terriers have coats that are glossy pearl in appearance while Brown Bostons typically have dark chocolate to mahogany-brown coats which can vary slightly from grayish-dark brown to light amber shades depending on how much sunlight they get. Blue/seal point Boston Terriers range in coat color from a very pale cream shade of beige to an almost purplish tinted slate grey all the way to a deep blue seal.
Black Bostons are usually the most popular choice for show dogs but do not require much grooming. Brown Boston Terriers have coats that are glossy pearl in appearance while Seal Point (aka Blue) Bostons typically have dark chocolate or mahogany brown coats which can vary slightly from light amber shades of grayish-dark brown to very pale cream beige depending on how much sunlight they get, making them less demanding when it comes to grooming time and attention than their black counterparts though still requiring basic care such as clipping nails, combing through fur with a soft brush once per week and occasional bathing every few months.
COLORS THAT MAY BE MISTAKEN AS “SEAL”
SEAL AND WHITE BOSTON TERRIERS: The first thing people notice about Seal and White Bostons (aka Silver) is their striking coat which ranges from light cream beige to deep blue in appearance depending on how much sunlight they get. They may also have black points or markings such as nose spots, dark whiskers, paws, and tail tip.
SEAL CHOCOLATE BOSTONS: This seal chocolate boston terrier has a white body with brown ears and nose pads that contrasts nicely with the dark seal points.
SEAL RED BOSTONS: This is a really pretty red seal color that often has gold highlights on their ears, nose and toes! Red Boston's have brown eyes with black eye rims.
WHITE AND SEAL PATCHED BOSTON TERRIERS: These dogs are usually an even mix of white and seal which makes them quite flashy to look at with deep blue markings or patches all over their body (such as paws) but not always in perfect proportions.
Real "Seal" Bostons
SEAL BOSTONS: These guys look almost identical to Red Chested Boston's but instead carry an even mix of seal and white throughout their beautiful coats. This gives them a very striking appearance that showcases well on light skin because it contrasts nicely against it.