Boston Terrier

Boston Terrier

Character and temperament

The Boston terrier is an intelligent well mannered dog. They enjoy training and are well mannered and enthusiastic as well as being gentle and alert. The Boston Terrier is playful and friendly making it an ideal family pet.

Origin

Bred from fighting dogs and terrier types. The Boston Terrier was named after its birthplace, Boston, USA.

General description

A small, compact muscular dog. A short, smooth coat that comes in black and white, brindle and white and brown and white.

Food

No special requirements

Exercise

long daily walks and outside time to play freely recommended. They rely on exercise and mental stimulation to prevent them becoming highly strung.

Grooming

Easy to maintain. Brush with a hard bristle brush and bath only when necessary.

Other information

Whelping is often difficult due to the puppies large heads and the small pelvis of the bitch. Cesarean sections are common.

Stats

Average height (dog)
15 - 17
Average height (bitch)
15 - 17
Average weight (dog)
10 - 25
Average weight (bitch)
10 - 25
Average life expectancy
15+
Average litter size
3
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