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Boston Terrier Dog Breed

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Boston Terrier Dog Breed

Boston Terrier Alternate Names

Boston Bull
Boston Bull & Terrier

Boston Terrier Appearance

Body: Solid and well-built with a slightly arched neck, sloping shoulders, broad chest, short back, and well-muscled thighs

Coat: Smooth, shiny coat with a fine texture

Color: Any combination of black, brindle, or seal (black with red highlights), with white markings

Ears: Small thin ears that are carried erect

Eyes: Round, dark, very large and expressive, and wide-set

Feet: Small, round, and compact with arched toes

Head: Square-like head, flat skull, with a short muzzle, black nose, straight forehead, and well-defined stop

Legs: Forelegs are straight and muscular and set wide apart. Hind legs are powerful with muscular thighs and bent stifles

Neck: Moderately long, somewhat arched

Weight: 10 – 25 pounds (4.5 – 11.5kg)
Height: 15 – 17 inches (38 – 43cm)

Tail: Short, low set, and tapers. Can be carried straight or kinked

Boston Terrier Dog
Boston Terrier Dog

Boston Terrier Behavior

Recommended for Novice handlers
Loves children – best if raised with them
Difficult to housebreak
Will drool – common in flat-faced dogs

The Boston Terrier is a high-spirited, intelligent, gentle, well-mannered dog native to New England and highly popular throughout North America. His appearance is more to the likeness of a Bulldog than a terrier. He is a more relaxed dog than most terrier breeds lacking in the desire to hunt but having a passion to play and clown around.

Boston Bulldogs are an affectionate dog with large, expressive eyes and a strong desire for human companionship. He has a sturdy, solid build and playful, charming personality that will easily win you over.

This is a sensitive breed of dog who will respond well to positive and reward type training, but will not respond well to being harshly handled. Treat them gently, reward them with treats and praise, provide them with companionship, and you will have yourself a wonderful, protective, and loyal pal for life.

Boston Terrier
Boston Terrier

Boston Terrier Breed Type

AKC Group: Non-Sporting Group

The Boston Terrier is the result of cross-breeding the English Bulldog, Bull Terrier, Boxer, and White Terrier.

Boston Terrier Care and Grooming

Exercise: Moderate exercise is sufficient. Be careful of over exercising him in hot weather. He may have difficulty breathing if overexerted which could lead to heart problems.

Grooming: The Boston Terrier is a very clean dog who requires minimal grooming. Wipe him down with a damp towel or a chamois every other day or so. Because of skin sensitivities, be sure to check him daily for any external parasites such as ticks or mites.

Boston Terrier Puppy
Boston Terrier Puppy

Boston Terrier Health

Life Expectancy: 13 Years

Possible Problems:
herry Eye
Curvature of the back (Roaching)
Demodectic Mange (skin disease related to mites)
Elongated Palate
Heart Murmur
Low Thyroid
Luxating Patella

Caution should be taken when considering any medications for the Boston Terrier as they can be very sensitive to anesthetics, vaccines, and other drugs.

The Boston Terrier may suffer from heatstroke in the hot and more humid climates.

Boston Terrier Country of Origin

Unites States – 1800s

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