Technical Terms Used In Relation To The Boston Terrier And Their Meaning





A Crackerjack--A first class, typical dog.



A Mutt--A worthless specimen.



A Flyer--A dog capable of winning in any company.



A Weed--A leggy, thin, attenuated dog, bred so.



A Fake--A dog whose natural appearance has been interfered with to

hide defects.



A Dope--A dog afflicted, usually with chorea, that has had cocaine

administered to him to stop the twitching while in the judging

ring.



A Ringer--A dog shown under a false name, that has previously been

shown under his right name.



Apple-headed--Skull round, instead of flat on top.



Broken-up Face--Bulldog face, with deep stop and wrinkle and

receding nose.



Frog or Down Face--Nose not receding.



Dish-faced--One whose nasal bone is higher at the nose than at the

stop.



Butterfly Nose--A spotted nose.



Dudley Nose--A flesh-colored nose.



Rose Ear--An ear which the tip turns backward and downward,

disclosing the inside.



Button Ear--An ear that falls over in front, concealing the

inside.



Tulip Ear--An upright, or pricked ear.



Blaze--The white line up the face.



Cheeky--When the cheek bumps are strongly defined.



Occiput--The prominent bone at the back or top of the skull,

noticeably prominent in bloodhounds.



Chops--The pendulous lips of the bulldog.



Cushion--Fullness in the top lips.



Dewlap--The pendulous skin under the throat.



Lippy--The hanging lips of some dogs, who should not possess same,

as in the bull terrier.



Layback--A receding nose.



Pig-jawed--The upper jaw protruding over the lower; an

exaggeration of an undershot jaw.



Overshot--The upper teeth projecting beyond the lower.



Undershot--The lower incisor teeth projecting beyond the upper, as

in bulldogs.



Wrinkle--Loose, folding skin over the skull.



Wall Eye--A blue mottled eye.



Snipy--Too pointed in muzzle; pinched.



Stop--The indentation between the skull and the nasal bone near

the eyes.



Septum--The division between the nostrils.



Leather--The skin of the ear.



Expression--The size and placement of the eye determines the

expression of the dog.



Brisket--That part of the body in front of the chest and below the

neck.



Chest--That part of the body between the forelegs, sometimes

called the breast, extending from the brisket to the body.



Cobby--Thick set; low in stature, and short coupled; or well

ribbed up, short and compact.



Couplings--The space between the tops of the shoulder blades, and

the tops of the hip joints. A dog is accordingly said to be long

or short in the couplings.



Deep in Brisket--Deep in chest.



Elbows--The joint at the top of forearm.



Elbows Out--Self-explanatory; either congenital, or as a result of

weakness.



Flat-sided--Flat in ribs; not rounded.



Forearm--The foreleg between the elbows and pastern.



Pastern--The lower section of the leg below the knee or hock

respectively.



Shoulders--The top of the shoulder blades, the point at which a

dog is measured.



Racy--Slight in build and leggy.



Roach-back--The arched or wheel formation of loin.



Pad--The underneath portion of the foot.



Loins--The part of body between the last rib and hindquarters.



Long in flank--Long in back of loins.



Lumber--Unnecessary flesh.



Cat-foot--A short, round foot, with the knuckles well developed.



Hare-foot--A long, narrow foot, carried forward.



Splay-foot--A flat, awkward forefoot, usually turned outward.



Stifles--The upper joint of hind legs.



Second Thighs--The muscular development between stifle joint and

hock.



The Hock--The lowest point of the hind leg.



Spring--Round, or well sprung ribs; not flat.



Shelly--Narrow, shelly body.



Timber--Bone.



Tucked Up--Tucked up loin, as seen in greyhounds.





Upright Shoulders--Shoulders that are set in an upright, instead

of an oblique position.



Leggy--Having the legs too long in proportion to body.



Stern--Tail.



Screw Tail--A tail twisted in the form of a screw.



Kink Tail--A tail with a break or kink in it.



Even Mouthed--A term used to describe a dog whose jaws are neither

overhung nor underhung.



Beefy--Big, beefy hind quarters.



Bully--Where the dog approaches the bulldog too much in

conformation.



Terrier Type--Where the dog approaches the terrier too much in

conformation.



Cow-hocked--The hocks turning inward.



Saddle-back--The opposite of roach-back.



Lengthy--Possessing length of body.



Broody--A broody bitch; one whose length of conformation evidences

a likely mother; one who will whelp easily and rear her pups.



Blood--A blood; a dog whose appearance denotes high breeding.



Condition--Another name for perfect health, without superfluous

flesh, coat in the best of shape, and spirits lively and cheerful.



Style--Showy, and of a stylish, gay demeanor.



Listless--Dull and sluggish.



Character--A sub-total of all the points which give to the dog the

desired character associated with his particular variety, which

differentiates him from all other breeds.



Hall-mark--That stamp of quality that distinguishes him from

inferior dogs, as the sterling mark on silver, or the hall-mark on

the same metal in England.





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