Height: 12-14 in
Weight: up to 25 lb
Temperament: sweet, affectionate, docile, intelligent,
The lively Boston Terrier originated in the United States
in the 1800Æs. Their hometown was the Boston area. The
Boston Terrier is one of the few breeds that actually did
originate here in the U.S. They were developed from the
crossings of such breeds as the Bulldog, the Bull Terrier
and the Boxer. Their correct title is Boston Terrier, not
Boston Bull. The Boston Terrier carries a sweet expression
upon its face, always wanting to be with its master.
wonderful companion dog is excellent with children. They
are perfect for a family dog, or for singles or elderly.
They bond strongly to the family, and are especially
affectionate to their master. They are patient and kind.
Boston Terriers are good with other pets and other dogs.
This breed does have birthing problems due to the broad
head of the pups; they can become trapped in the birth
Coat: smooth and short. Their coat does shed, but does not
require much grooming attention - enough to brush away
dead hairs and keep the coat glossy. Colors: black and
white, brindle and white. Training: easy to train, minimal
obedience, socialization. They will sound a warning bark
should a stranger approach or if they hear strange noises.
They should be allowed to sleep indoors - can't tolerate
extreme heat or cold. They overheat very easily.
Boston Terriers are an active dog, they require daily
exercise. They will exercise themselves if given the space
and the opportunity! They do have a tendency to snore.
They love to jump, leap, and to perform tricks û they are
quite entertaining. They are also more than happy to take
long naps at their master's feet.
There are three weight divisions; Lightweight: less than
15 pounds. Middleweight: 15-20 pounds. Heavyweight: 20-25
health concerns: eye infections and injury to their
protruding eyeballs (eyeball prolapse if sustain a hard
blow to the head), juvenile cataracts (look for breeders
that have dogs CERF certified). Should be protected from
heat, respiratory difficulties.