Boston Terrier

Also Called: Boston Bull Boston Bull Terrier

Boston Terrier
Friendliness High
Kid Friendly High
Pet Friendly High
Exercise Needs Moderate
Playfulness High
Energy Level High
Trainability Easy
Intelligence High
Tendency To Bark Low
Amount Of Shedding Medium

The Boston Terrier is an American dog breed which is small and stocky with a friendly and lively personality.

Breed Overview

  • Group: Non-Sporting
  • Life Span: 11-13 years
  • Height: Small
  • Weight: Small
  • Coat: Short
  • Coat Colors: Red and White,Brindle and White,Black and White
  • Litter Size: 2-6
  • Family: Terriers
  • Hypoallergenic: true
  • Recognition: AKC
  • Size: Small

Training and Care

Boston Terriers do require training and care taking patience and consistency. The breed is intelligent and usually willing to please making them easy to train. Socialization is very important for Boston Terriers in order to make them well adjusted adult dogs.

Diet and Nutrition

Boston Terriers should be fed a high-quality food that is specially tailored for their size and activity level. It is important for these small dogs to receive proper nutrition to maintain their health.

Health Problems

Boston Terriers are generally a healthy breed, however they are prone to some health issues such as cataracts, patellar luxation, skin allergies, and deafness.

Breed History

The Boston Terrier is an American breed which was developed in the late 19th century. It is believed to be a cross between an English Bulldog and a White English Terrier. The breed was popular in the United States and was the first official American breed.

Where to Buy or Adopt

Boston Terriers can be purchased for anywhere from $500 to $1,500. Some breeders may even charge more. Additionally, Boston Terriers can be found for adoption through breed-specific rescue organizations.

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