Photo: Lucy-Lu The Long Haired Boston Terrier

We received an email and some photos from Kim in Jacksonville, FL. A nice story about her little Lucy and my first time seeing a long haired Boston Terrier. Read the email and check out the photos below!

When I was little (many years ago) My favorite aunt had 3 Boston Terriers. I LOVED them SO much, but always said that I wish they were softer and more cuddly. Much to my luck and surprise, 2 days ago, I found my “dream dog”! While searching for a canine fur-baby to keep me company on my long lonely days while my kids were at school and hubby was at work, I came across the sweetest face I’d ever seen! And, as a bonus, she was “free to a good home” I started communicating with her owner who told me that when she got her as a small puppy about a year ago, she was told that she was a purebred Boston but as she grew, she began to doubt that because her hair kept growing longer and silkier. When she listed Lucy, she said she was a Boston Terrier “mix”, but I didn’t care at all… She was the sweetest thing I’d ever seen. After bringing my little Princess home, my family and I began to try to figure out what she could possibly be mixed with because she was identical to the breed standard for except for the soft, silky fur. I started doing google searches for Boston Terrier mixed with everything I could think of that would give her that beautiful coat but to no avail. I did, however have some great laughs because no matter what you mix them with, a cute, funny dog results. Finally, I simply typed in “long-haired Boston Terrier” and much to my surprise and delight, the search returned a male dog who was IDENTICAL to my baby girl except the white on his face was more centered than hers. He was in fact a registered, purebred dog. Apparently, there is a long-haired recessive gene that in VERY rare cases comes through and the result is the softest, most silky little Boston imaginable. We love her SO much and feel very blessed to have such a rare and awesome dog. I’ve always liked animals that were odd or interesting in some way, and to my delight, I’ve found the most loving companion I could ever ask for! Here are some pics of our princess. I’d love for you to post them on the Site so that others who might come across this rare specimin can see that it is possible. Thank you. Mom to Lucy… ~Kim Corn – Jacksonville, FL

Lucy-Lu Close Up


  1. Lucy is beautiful. I have never seen anything like her. She is definetly a Boston. I love Bostons. I love all dogs but Bostons rule!!!!

  2. I have a litter of 5 Boston Terrier puppies. 1female and 4 males. The little girl is a long hair Boston terrier she is adorable. This is our 2nd puppy we had out of 2 litters with long hair.

  3. I just love these little fur balls,I have one female that so far only throws long haired babies.Too cute….. I want to let her have one more litter. Wish there was more information out on the web about them most people don’t believe thier purebreds.

  4. Hello. We have a long haired Boston “silkie girl” as well. It is nice to see more of them online.

  5. I am a Boston Breeder and I luckly have 3 Bostons 2 Females and one Male with the Resessive gene pool that creates the Boston Silky, at least 1 out of every litter is born with the long silky coat. I have one adult male that we want to breed to a Silky Female to see if they will breed true. My Dogs are not registered but they are pure bred.
    I love the breed and would like to hear from others that have the silky Bostons also.

    • how do u get ppl to buy them??i have 3 males with long hair im from a small town and no one beliv me that there full blood i really dont knw wat to do they are not registered..

      • Tiffany, what do you mean you don’t know what to do. Do about what? If you’re talking about breeding, don’t breed unless they are absolute top quality AKC standards.

        • Marilyn:
          Just because they are not AKC does not mean they are not up to standard. I am a Breeder also, and the Boston Association and the AKC both recognize the Boston Silky as a true Boston Terrier. They are a Genetic variation and come from the Old White English Rough Coated Terrier that was used in the late 1800’s to set the Breed.. Unlike these off the wall color’s that are only produced by IN BREEDING The Silky is a True Boston Terrier, And they Only have been produced in the STANDARD COLOR of Black and White, Or Seal and White, I have had 5 born and do not have a problem selling them at all.

      • I would LOVE to buy one. Where are you located?

    • I also have long haired silkys. I had 3 in my litter 4 yrs ago. I didnt have one of my females fixed and have been looking for a male to breed her with this spring. Just where do you live? I am in Ohio. Thanks,

    • i have a 4 year old boston terrier silky. I want to breed her this spring but want another silky to breed her with. I actually have 2 long haired silkys but one has more of a bear look rather than the lonf silky hair. She however looks loke a boston terrier with panda hair[lol]. i have her spayed. Where or what state are you in? I am in Ohio. Please let me know and maybe we can do some mating. I didnt register mine either. thanks,

    • I have a 4 year old boston silky which resembles Lucy. I want to breed her when she goes into heat in a month or so. Any chance your close to or in Ohio?

    • I have had two litters of AkC bostons. A total of 14 puppies and none were long haired. Sorry but bostons that are truly pure breed are not long haired or silkies.

  6. Hello, I was worried at first also because a gentlemen sold me a purebred boston male for 250 dollars said he has fuzzy hair but i didnt care either. He looked a lot like a chow chow ball of fur. If anyone would care to see my little man Meko feel free to contact me on facebook Michele Thomas.

  7. omg my mia had puppies and there only one of them have short hair and i tryed to sale one to this man the other day and he tryed to tell me the puppie was not full blood i looked at him crazy bc i knw they was.. i have 3long hair and 1short love all them with all me heart..

  8. If any body has a female Boston Silky we are looking for one. We have a Male but we want a good looking female that is not related. We are in Northern Idaho so if any one in another state has any please contact me. Sand creek Boston’s Sandpoint, Idaho

  9. We have 2 brothers we bought that are love haired BT. So full of spunk and energy. I’ve have BT for ever and my one down fall was the fur would make me itch. When we went to see these little boys I had to have them. I personally never heard of a long haired BT but they sure do fit every BT quirk and personality. Thank for your story and sharing your picture.

    • OMG! What is wrong with you people!? There is no such thing as a long haired Boston. Sure they are adorable, but it’s not right to keep breeding them and mess up the gene pool.

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