Although many responsible dog breeders fulfil the scheme’s requirements, the KCABS ensures that the puppy buying public know which breeders are declaring to follow good practice. Breeders and the Kennel Club can work together to force irresponsible breeders, or puppy farmers, out of business as they will no longer be able trade on people's ignorance.Assured Breeders must use a Puppy Sales Wallet for each puppy going to a new owner. The Puppy Sales Wallet is designed to contain the following:
- Assured Breeder’s contact details
- Breed Club contact details
- A copy of the contract of sale and written explanation of any endorsements
- A new owner questionnaire
- Written advice on socialisation, training, feeding, exercise, worming regime, immunization measures as well as copies of any health or other relevant certificates
Breed Standard Description
A real Yankee-Doodle-Dandy! Although he owes a little of his ancestry to the British Bulldog, the Boston Terrier actually came into being in the late nineteenth century in the eastern states of America when, in 1893, a mix of bull and terrier types produced the first pair of dogs that were to become the foundation of the breed.
His short, square muzzle identifies him as a ‘bull breed’ and his small erect ears, combined with his well-defined colouring, add to his smart appearance. Dapper and classy, he is a real eye-catcher when out and about. He is good tempered and a happy house-dog - if a little boisterous. His short coat is easy to care for and his intelligence is highly developed.
Breed Group Utility Vulnerable Native Breed No Size Small How much exercise? Up to 1 hour per day Length of coat Short How much grooming? Once a week Supposedly sheds?* Yes Town or Country Either Type of home Flat, Small or Large House Minimum Garden Size Small/Medium Lifespan Over 10 Years * If you are asthmatic or have an allergy, you should consult your medical advisor before considering obtaining a dog. More information can also be found on the Kennel Club website
The Utility Breed Group
This group consists of miscellaneous breeds of dog mainly of a non-sporting origin, including the Bulldog, Dalmatian, Akita and Poodle.
The name ‘Utility’ essentially means fitness for a purpose and this group consists of an extremely mixed and varied bunch, most breeds having been selectively bred to perform a specific function not included in the sporting and working categories. Some of the breeds listed in the group are the oldest documented breeds of dog in the world.