Does your Boston Terrier have a perfect circle marking on their head? Here’s what it means…
What Does The Circle Dot Marking on a Boston Terrier’s Head Called?
There is a very unique Boston Terrier marking called the Haggerty Spot.
It also has been referred to as the Haggerty Dot or Haggerty Star.
What Does a Haggerty Spot Look Like?
This is what a Haggerty Spot looks like on a Boston Terrier:
See that perfectly round black spot on that Boston Terrier’s head?
That is called a Haggerty Dot.
(I also call it the “on and off switch” for one particularly rambunctious Boston puppy I know…lol!)
What Does a Haggerty Spot Mean?
Here’s the history and meaning from the Boston Terrier Club of America:
“One of the old founding lines of Bostons way back in the early 1900’s was owned by the Haggertys. Many of their Bostons were born with the dot on the top of their heads, and the marking became associated with the line. Hence, when you see it, it is ofter referred to as a “Haggerty dot”, “spot” or a “Haggerty star”. Most lines can be traced to Haggerty stock ‘way back, and the dot pops out once in awhile in just about any of the present kennels. Vincent Perry, a very honoured international all-breed judge, and highly respected Boston breeder who wrote “The Boston Terrier”, a book that went to at least 5 editions, called it “the kiss of God” and considered it the icing on the cake as far as perfect markings were considered.”
The “Kiss of God” – I like that!
More Pictures of Boston Terriers with a Haggerty Spot
Does YOUR Boston Terrier have a Haggerty Spot?