POTTY TRAINING EXPLAINED

    * Keep in mind that you are building a relationship at the same time that you are teaching him one of his first lessons.

    Think sometimes about what the world must look like from his perspective, filled with giants who are sometimes very loving
    and other times confusingly angry.

    Practice patience!

    * Potty training dogs isn't always fun -- you are waiting for the puppy to go,
    in whatever your climate can dish up and at all times of day or night.

    If the puppy is running loose in a safe place, this is a good time to do a few stretching exercises while keeping an eye on
    him.

    * Don't take him back in the house the very moment he has done his stuff.

    He is likely to notice that the fun of being outside ends abruptly once he eliminates,
    and this is not an idea you want him to come up with!

    * When he does pee or poop where you don't want him to, quietly clean it up in a matter-of-fact way.

    This isn't a time to talk either loving or annoyed talk to him; essentially ignore him while you do the cleanup.

    Certainly never yell or physically punish him in any way.

    * Only feed him and give him water when you can take him outside right away.

    Especially in a hot or dry climate, you would normally never let dogs be without access to fresh water, but for the weeks that
    you
    are training, this limitation will speed up the potty training process for your dog.

    There you go!

    Remember that the duration of potty training process for every dog differs.

    So, you should be considerate and patient if your dog doesn't get it immediately.

    Just continue to be patient, consistent and most importantly NEVER GIVE UP!

    Potty training may be hard or difficult but it's NOT IMPOSSIBLE.
    Remember that it's only impossible if you think it is. : )              
                              


WHAT IS A COLORED BOSTON AND DOES AKC RECOGNIZE THEM

Depending on who you talk to this can be a very passionate subject.

A Colored Boston is one whose color is anything other than the  breed standard of black & white, brindle & white, or seal & white
as set forth by the
Boston Terrier Club of America.

The non-standard colors include:
•Red and White (aka Liver)
•Chocolate and White (aka Brown)
•Fawn and White
•Blue and White (aka Silver, Grey or Steel)
•Honey and White (aka Gold or Tan)
•Cream and White (aka Blonde)
•Chocolate Fawn and White (aka Red Fawn)
•Lilac and White (aka Lavender, Blue Fawn, or Champagne)
•Albino (lack of color) - sometimes mistakenly referred to as White
•Patterns (in addition to the traditional brindle)- Splash and Tri-Color

Colored Boston Terriers may be
AKC registered. AKC does  REGISTER several non-standard colors, which I think
contributes to the confusion even though it doesn't meet the breed standard for color according to the
BTCA..

    Colored Boston Terriers may not be shown at AKC conformation events, since they do not meet the AKC breed standard
    for color. but they can compete in Agility and Flyball.  

    The "Colored Boston Terrier" is recognized by the United Canine Association (UCA) as an entirely separate breed from
    the "Boston Terrier".

        There are actually 5 boxes on the AKC paper registration forms:
    •black and white
    •black brindle and white
    •brindle and white
    •seal and white
    •seal brindle and white

    and 3 additional options for online registration:
    •white and black
    •white and brindle
    •white and seal

    The other colors not on a check box, but registerable with AKC, given appropriate documentation are:
    •red and white
    •liver and white
    •fawn and white
    •blue and white

    I spoke to the color specialist at AKC and was advised on the procedure to register a colored boston.

    " To be able to have your puppy properly color registered, you need to send the puppy application with two photos, standing
    side shot and standing face shot, with a letter requesting proper color registration to the AKC Special Services
    Department. You can also have adult dogs that have long been registered incorrectly as 'seal and white' re-registered. You
    have to resend in the certificate, with a letter  requesting the change, the photos, and you do have to send in $20 for the
    application fee."

    Most people register colored Bostons as SEAL, not brindle, as AKC normally suggests they lump them all in the category
    so you can look at the registered name to suggest color. Before people began learning that they could mail the paperwork
    in with photos, they would register the dog with a color name, ie, Cinnamon, Ginger, etc.
    I do not use the word RARE in my vocabulary in regards to the colored Bostons nor anywhere on my site. My colored
    Bostons are every bit a Boston with all of the traits and character that makes this breed very special. I do not breed
    specifically for color but occasionally am blessed with beautiful red pups.
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