Boston Blackie, A Long-Haired, Long-Tailed Boston Terrier

Boston Blackie, A Long-Haired, Long-Tailed Boston Terrier

Well, we’ve seen some long-haired Boston Terriers in the past and they seemed to be big hits on the site. However, this is now our first long-haired and long-tailed Boston Terrier to be featured on! His dad, Joe, emailed us a ton of photos and told us all about his unique little boy.

“This is Boston Blackie, named after the 1950’s T.V. Show of the same name. He is today 13 months old. When I got him his mother and father were short haired and short tailed. When I pick him he and his brothers and sisters looked all the same except he had a long tail with a white tip; fell in love with him. I got him at eight weeks and was a normal puppy, getting use to my apt, being nosey and growing well. By 3 months he wasn’t puppy fuzzy but fur was growing longer than I imaged. At the Vets the girls all love him and his fuzzy face; when the vet saw him she thought he may be a long haired BT. Checking the Web ,sure enough there were others, so it happens a gene or actually two popped out. Asking the Breeder they said no other had that trait; so Here is Boston Blackie a long haired ,long tail Boston Terrier who likes in Gloucester, Ma. and loves people and other dogs, birds,and cats too, but when he saw a squirrel come down a telephone pole dragged me chasing it. He loves walks and The boulevard is his kingdom ,beaches grass, lamp poles and gardens by the sea with bench to rest out of the sun.”

Check out these photos below and be prepared to fall in love with this little guy!

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  1. How cute, I have always wondered what a long haired BT would look like, now I know. Does he require regular grooming? You may be starting a trend. Way to go Boston Blackie!

    • Yes! I take her to the groomers every four months.

  2. It’s possible for a litter to have multiple sires. I suspect that’s what happened here. The littermates were sired by a Boston, this puppy was sired by someone else and his Boston features are from his mother and the long hair and tail represent whatever breed the father is. You could always DNA test. The AKC actually now permits dual sired litters so long as DNA testing is done to identify which studs identified which pups. Boston terriers DO NOT carry the genetics for long tails or long fur it’s not even recessive.

    • It actually is possible for a bt to have long hair , it’s from the English white terrier .. it’s a RARE RECESSIVE GENE DO YOUR RESEARCH.

      • You cannot have a recessive gene for a trait that never existed in Boston Terriers, White English Terrier (short haired white terrier now extinct), Bulldog, French Bulldog, which are ancestors of the Boston Terrier. Bostons do not have any recessive long hair gene nor do they have a wire hair gene IT IS NOT POSSIBLE.

  3. It actually is possible for a bt to have long hair , it’s from the English white terrier .. it’s a RARE RECESSIVE GENE. PLEASE DO YOUR RESEARCH.

    • You are the one that needs to do the research. Google English White Terrier, it is a white SHORT haired dog, not long hair wire coat

    • It’s NOT possible. Do a DNA test on this dog, it’s not purebred. Did the tail magically appear out of nowhere too? You can occasionally get a tail longer than normal, you can occasionally get coarser hair, but you do NOT get long hair. You do NOT get a full tail. And you certainly don’t magically get both. There’s another breed in the wood pile or potentially a few generations back.

      When people rush to claim it’s possible, they tell others to “research”, which consists of finding forums like this, with people who got their dogs from questionable backyard breeders, one of which whose “purebred” status has been disproven by a DNA test run on one of their puppies.

      Show me mention of long haired dog in the history books about Boston Terriers. And a slick white terrier who was rumored to have a wire haired relative (that those with “silky”haired Boston owners claim caused silky hair???!). Let’s talk facts and proof. Surely there must have at least been a few long haired dogs mentioned for it to pop up 125 years later??? Nope.

      Ask any breeder who has been breeding standard Bostons for any length of time if they’ve ever seen a long haired Boston. They always seem to pop up in backyard breeders litters where the sire and dam have pedigrees full of unknown dogs produced by other backyard breeders, and so on. Just because AKC will register something as purebred, doesn’t mean it’s actually purebred. It just means someone filled out the paperwork and said that two AKC dogs sired the litter, even if they didn’t know the neighbor’s dog got in their yard to add a touch of long hair. I really wish these sites would quit promoting these mixed breeds as purebred and “rare”. Now profit breeders are popping up all over, breeding dogs that aren’t purebred, telling everyone they are, and muddying up the bloodlines with some other breed.

      • I have a Boston shih tzu mix she has a tail. Looks identical so probaby what this dog is.

  4. The English white terrier was a shorthaired dog, with a coat like the boston terrier, so how could it get it’s long hair there? Boston terrier’s were breed with the American bulldog and English white terrier.

  5. Summer is correct. There is a recessive gene that occasionally produces a long-haired Boston Terrier. There have been quite a few on this site who were pure bred but carried the recessive gene. Someone left a great description here of how it originated. Maybe can dig it out of the archives so we can read it again.

  6. I’m confused. Is the pic of the puppy supposed to be the same dog? The puppy has completely different sleeves than the fuzzy one.

    • I’m thinking the same thing happened with the sire.

  7. Sorry this is not a full blooded boston. Do one of the DNA tests and you will find out what his true breeds are. Hate that dog is being showcased as a boston.

  8. There is nothing Boston about this dog. And it is not the same dog as in the puppy photo. The puppy in the photo has a dark right front leg, down to the foot. The long haired dog does not. Please don’t believe everything you see on the internet….this is a mixed breed dog and has nothing to do with a Boston Terrier, except perhaps its markings, which is a pattern not unique to Boston Terriers..

  9. I have bred Boston Terriers for 35 years and my grandmother bred them before me… There is no such recessive gene for long hair… IF longer tails happen (that is rare) they are normally docked. any “research” to the contrary is pure internet bunk… White English Terrier (in Bostons backgrounds) had a short coat… and the two dogs pictured are not the same dogs… look at the front legs…

  10. There was definitely a secret visitor. Aside from the markings, there is nothing Boston Terrier – nothing structurally at all. Albeit WILDLY adorable and clearly well loved and a cherished member of the family! Thats what matters….

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