Dog breeds / Boston Terrier


Other names Boston Bull, Boston Bull Terrier, Boxwood, American Gentlemen
Colors marked with white in proportion to either black, brindle, seal, or a combination of the three

The Boston Terrier is a shorthaired breed with a dense and compact build. The Boston Terrier is a very loyal breed and can be very in tune with their owner’s moods and emotions. Boston Terriers are ancestors of the Bulldog, which gives them a squared off look and an overall impression of power and durability. They also have short snouts and pointed ears. Their coat is smooth and fine, and most have distinctive markings, most of which can make it look like the dog is wearing a tuxedo!

Boston Terriers get easily excited and enjoy barking, kissing their owners, and require lots of playtime to help burn off their endless energy. Boston Terriers are usually intelligent and very easily trained. Coupled with their compact size, this makes them ideal for owners who have smaller living spaces.

However, owners must be aware that there are a number of health problems that concern Boston Terriers, including allergies, heart problems, tumors, cataracts, and deafness. The breed is highly social, and if they are trained and socialized correctly, will get along well with people of all ages, and other animals. Eager to please, friendly, and enthusiastic, the Boston Terrier is an excellent companion for the whole family.

Stats & Characteristics

Country of origin United States
Height male 15-17″
Height female 15-17″
Weight male 10-25 lbs
Weight female 10-25 lbs
Popularity rank ? 23
Intelligence ?
Intelligence rank ? 54
Shedding ?
Grooming Low maintenance
Energy level Medium energy
Exercise Needs Low
Playfulness Moderately playful
Affection level Moderately affectionate
Watchdog High
Protection ability Not very protective
Good with dogs Friendly
Cold tolerance Low tolerance
Heat tolerance Low tolerance
Life span 10 – 14 years

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