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Boston Terrier Dog Breed Information

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Boston Terriers are dogs with a tuxedo coat and a stylish attitude. They are portable, friendly, and enthusiastic in everything they do. These dogs also get along well with other pets, kids and pretty much everyone they meet. Originally bred to be a fighting dog, today these dogs are affectionate and gentle companions that earned them the name “American Gentleman.” These fantastic little companion dogs are the best options for the working professionals, as they do not require much exercise.

General Information:

Breed Name Boston terrier
Origin United States
Other Names Boston Bull Terrier, Boston Bull, Boxwood, American Gentlemen
Lifespan 11 -15 years
Breed Group Non-sporting dog breeds (AKC)
Size Type Small dog breeds
Breed Type Companion Dogs
Height 15-17 inches ( 30-50 cm)
Weight 10 – 25 pounds
Temperament Friendly, Intelligent, Lively
Coat Color Brown & White, Black & White, Brindle & White, Seal & White
Coat Characteristics Fine, Short
What to Feed As a medium dog breed, the Boston Terrier needs approximately 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food every day, divided into two meals.
Ideal Food Nutritious Dry Food
Litter size     4-6 puppies
Training Needs Training of this breed will not require too much effort and attention, though it will not be easier than other dog breeds. Expected results come gradually.
Living condition Well-suited for apartment living and does not require yard. It cannot tolerate both cold and hot weather. Don’t take it outside when temperatures are below or above normal.
Exercise need Not much exercise is required. This breed is ideal for working professionals.
Health Concerns Major Concerns- NoneMinor Concerns-  Cataracts, Patellar Luxation, Patent Ductus Arteriosis (PDA), Stenotic NaresOccasionally Seen- Deafness, Distichiasis, Esophageal Achalasia, Hydrocephalus
Type of home Apartment is OK
Distinctive features Brachycephalic (squashed face), upright ears (naturally)
Grooming Needs Grooming is required only once in a while so as to maintain upkeep. No stripping or trimming needed.
Club Recognition AKC Classification: Non-sporting; UKC Classification: Companion Dog
Attributes Low Maintenance, Minimal Shedding, Moderately Easy Training, Great Watchdog Ability, Medium Adaptability, Slightly Active, Good with Kids
Bred For Ratting, companion
Similar Dogs English Cocker Spaniel, Basston, American Bullnese Hybrid, Docker, Border Beagle, Siberian Cocker

 Star Rating:

Characteristics Stars (based on 5) Characteristic Stars (based on 5)
Kids Friendly star star star star star 5 Social Needs star star star star 4
Friendly with other dogs star star star star star 5 Stranger Friendly star star star star 4
Need of Exercise star star star 3 Territorial Aggression star star star 3
Grooming Requirement star 1 Intelligence and Trainability star star star 3
Adaptability to environment star star star star star 5 Guarding Ability star star star 3
Affection Level star star star star star 5 Health Related Issues star star