Boston Terrier

Boston Terrier

This clever dog is well-mannered yet playful. It is devoted to its owner and some bark a lot.

Breed Overview

A cross between the English Bulldog and English Terrier, the Boston Terrier got its roots in the United States. Bostons are lively, entertaining, and intelligent making them easy to train. They love people and get along great with children so they make a great family pet. If socialized well, they will get along with other dogs. They fare best in moderate temperatures as they can easily overheat. They are also prone to respiratory issues due to the structure of the snout. This dog is one to snore, grunt, and inhale lots of air when it eats which may cause him to be a bit gassy. They love to play games, but do not require a lot of exercise. The Boston's short coat requires only the occasional brushing.

Breed Characteristics

Grooming requirements:
1 = little grooming - 5 = much grooming
Energy level:
1 = low energy - 5 = high energy
Friendliness toward strangers:
1 = shy - 5 = very friendly
Ease of training:
1 = difficult - 5 = easy
Affection toward owners:
1 = independent - 5 = very affectionate

Breed Details & Traits

Height: 15-17"
Weight: 10-25 lb (25 lb maximum)
Lifespan: 10-14 years

Breed Traits

Devoted, Playful, Stubborn,

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