Boston Terrier Facts
- AKC, CKC, UKC
- 15" - 17"
- 15-25 lbs.
- 12 years | Add yours
- Exercise Requirement
- Training Requirement
- Grooming Requirement
- Breed Characteristics
round-headed bull and terrier, Boston bull, bullethead, American Gentlemen
The Boston Terrier was created in the United States.
Date Of Origin
This breed was developed in the late 1800's.
The Boston terrier is a downsized version of the bull and terrier types so popular in early America. There are differing versions of its history, disputing weather it is a descendant of the APBT, boxer, bull terrier, French bulldog and English bulldog, or the descendant of an English bulldog and white English terrier cross. Regardless, it was developed in the late 1800;s and is one of the first breeds created in the U.S. It was the first American breed recognized by the AKC.
The Boston terrier is a small, compact and muscular dog. Its body is short and square. It has a square skull and a short, wide muzzle that is about one third the length of the skull. There is a wide, black nose and large, round, dark eyes that are set far apart. The small ears are natural or cropped erect. The tail is short and may be straight or screw. The coat is short and smooth.
The Boston terrier is lively, intelligent and alert. It is determined and strong but with a kind, even-tempered disposition. It gets along with almost everyone, including children and other dogs.
The Boston terrier is a perfect companion dog that behaves wherever it is taken. Its gifts as a guardian of the house are also noteworthy. It is very popular in the U.S. above all due to its excellent character.
Brachycephalic syndrome, cataracts, deafness, hypothyroidism, luxating patellas, mange.
This dog is very attached to its owner or family and requires a lot of attention and training.
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