Boston Terrier


Breed Summary

Country of Origin: USA

AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 21 of 196

AKC Classification: Non-sporting group

UKC Classification: Companion Dog

Exercise Requirements: <20-40 minutes/day

Height: 15-17 inches

Weight: 12-25 pounds

Physical traits: Well-balanced, Compact, Short

Coat

Length: Short

Characteristics: Flat

Colors: Brindle with white, seal with white, black with white.

Overall Grooming Needs: Moderate

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Personality traits/Temperament: Friendly, Bright, Amusing

Energy Level: Average

Tendency to Drool: Low

Tendency to Snore: high

Tendency to Bark: Moderate

Tendency to Dig: Low

Social/Attention Needs: Moderate

Life Expectancy: 11-13 years

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Origin

The Boston terrier is one of the most adorable dog breeds around. It's no wonder why this breed is one of the top ten most popular dog breeds in the United States. They were specifically developed in Boston Massachusetts, at the end of the 19th century from the Terrier strains that had been developed in Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England. The Boston Terrier Club was formed in 1897 and a standard for the breed was written in 1908.


Appearance

The Boston Terrier is a small dog with a wrinkled, shiny coat. It comes in diverse colors and several different coat types.


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Temperament

Boston Terriers are very friendly, happy-go-lucky dogs who love to have a good time. They have wagging tails and plenty of puppy dog energy. They are also loyal, loving and devoted to their family. The breed is very social, so you might want to consider one if you live with others. They get along well with older children, and can be good with other pets, especially if they get enough attention. The Boston Terrier is good with other dogs and gets along well with cats, provided they don not try to dominate them. they do not like being left alone for long periods of time, so it's not a good choice for a home alone.

Grooming

The Boston terrier's coat is shiny and short, with the exception of its ears. They do not require much maintenance, but shed a lot.

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Training

Training a Boston terrier is relatively easy. They are eager to please and respond well to positive reinforcement. As with any breed, you should never use physical punishments. You can train them using treats and praise for good behavior. The Boston Terrier is an active breed that needs plenty of exercise on a daily basis, so make sure you follow through with your commitment to provide it with the necessary exercise it needs to stay happy and healthy.


Health

The Boston terrier is generally a healthy breed, but there are some health concerns that you should be aware of. They can be prone to diabetes, and it can also develop eye problems like progressive retinal atrophy and cataracts. They can also suffer from chronic dry eye.

The Boston terrier has a life expectancy of 11 to 13 years.


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Pros and Cons

The Boston terrier is an intelligent and playful dog that's easy to train. They are a bit more energetic than some breeds, but will still be happy with a few walks a day. They are not the best choice for people who do not want a dog that needs exercise each day. Additionally, because of the wrinkles on their coat, they need regular grooming to keep it looking good. The breed can shed quite a lot as well, so you'll need to brush your Boston terrier regularly too.

Conclusion

Boston Terriers are a breed of dog that has an adorable personality, a short coat and is a very low-maintenance dog. They are great for the first-time dog owner and are adaptable to most living environments. Boston Terriers are loving, playful, and patient with children. They are also very intelligent and will offer companionship and protection. They are a healthy breed and has an average life expectancy of between 11-13 years. They need daily exercise and comes in two sizes: toy and standard.


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