Boston Terrier

The Boston Terrier is gentle, alert, very intelligent, well-mannered and enthusiastic. Without the proper amount of mental and physical exercise they can become rambunctious and a bit high strung. They are very sensitive to the tone of one's voice. Boston's like to learn and therefore are not difficult to train. Their intelligence ensures they pick things up quickly. If the humans around the dog do not display the leadership that all dogs need, they will become willful as they begin to believe they are running the show and need to tell YOU what to do. It is a canine instinct to have a strong leader and this little guy is no exception to the rule. Either the human will be that leader, or the dog will. Some owners have reported that their dogs are good watchdogs barking only when necessary, while other owners have reported their female Boston Terriers do not bark at the door at all. Most reliable with children, especially good with elderly people and very friendly with strangers. The Boston Terrier is playful, very affectionate and likes to be part of the family. Very popular in the United States, due above all to its excellent character. They generally get along well with non-canine pets. Without proper leadership from humans communicating to the dog what is acceptable behavior and what is not, they can become dominant and may fight with other dogs. These little dogs may be difficult to housebreak.

Brown and White Boston Terrier and Black and White Bostone Terrier.
Boston Terrier
Boston Terrier
Energetic Puppy
Tired Adult
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Small / Toy


15 to 17 inches (38.1 to 43.2 cm)


10 to 20 pounds (4.6 to 9.1 kgs)

Life Expectancy:

13 to 16 years



Popular Boston Terrier Cross-Breeds:

Basston - Boston Terrier X Basset Hound
Bo-Dach- Boston Terrier X Dachshund
Boglen Terrier - Boston Terrier X Beagle
Bosapso - Boston Terrier X Lhasa Apso
BoShih- Boston Terrier X Shih Tzu
Boskimo - Boston Terrier X English Bulldog
Bostinese - Boston Terrier X Pekingese

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The Boston Terrier is:

  • Alert
  • Gentle
  • Intelligent

Health Concerns

Breathing difficulties, Eye infections

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