| Boston Terrier
Height: 15-17 inches
Weight: 10-25 lbs.
Life Span: 12-15 yrs.
Breed Group: Companion Dogs
The Boston terrier is known as the "Little American gentleman" because of
its classic tuxedo attire and its sweet, lovable, happy, and outgoing personality.
These dogs are easy to train and love everybody, including children and
other animals. Often happy to simply lie by its owner's side with a chew
toy, the Boston can adapt to city, suburban, or country life.
The Boston terrier's coat is short, smooth, bright, and fine. Coat color
is brindle, seal, or black, all with white markings on the muzzle between
the eyes and on the forechest.
Grooming & Exercise Needs
The Boston terrier sheds minimally and requires only occasional brushing
and bathing. This dog's exercise needs are minimal; short walks will suffice.
Developed in the 19th century by crossing an English bulldog with a white
English terrier, the Boston terrier was the first American-bred dog.
It is especially important to get a Boston terrier from a reputable breeder.
Breed-related health concerns: deafness, heart defects, cataracts,
patellar luxation, Demodex mange, breathing problems, susceptibility to
heatstroke, Cushing's syndrome.