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!

  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.

  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.

  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.

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