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A Guide to the Boston Terriers, A Truly American Breed

Why This Breed is So Extraordinary

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Is The Boston Terrier Good For You?

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    Boston Terriers make the perfect companion dog: loyal and easy to train.

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    This breed is great with children and other pets although it’s important to note they don’t like rough play.

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    The Boston Terrier temperament led to their nickname of a “people pleaser.”

HISTORY

The Boston Terrier is one breed that is truly American in their heritage. Originally bred to be a fierce pit fighter, the Boston Terriers of today are half the size of their predecessors. A cross between the English Bulldog and the now extinct English White Terrier, the Boston Terrier was bred down in size in recent years. The breed was recognized by the AKC in 1893.

quick facts

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    Size

    Medium

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    Lifespan

    13-15 years

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    Hair Length

    Short

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    Male Height

    15-17 inches (38.1-43 CM)

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    Male Weight

    10-25 pounds (4.5-11.3 KG)

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    Female Height

    15-17 inches (38.1-43 CM)

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    Female Weight

    10-25 pounds (4.5-11.3 KG)

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    Litter Size

    4 pups

APPEARANCE

The Boston Terrier has a body that is rather compact, square built, and is short in appearance. The dog has a well-balanced body, with moderately sized head, curved short tail and with facial features reflecting high resolve and astuteness. The smooth coat is shaded brindle, seal or black and is equally marked in white. In short, the dog carries a neat and elegant attitude.

PERSONALITY

Unlike certain other breeds, the Boston Terrier is never fussy and is easy to train, which makes them an unbeatable companion. Extreme loyalty is something particular to this breed. Though considerate towards children and other pets, these dogs do not tend to take tough play. Otherwise, this breed can be the perfect pet partner one can bring home.

color

Boston Terriers can come in black and white, brown and white, brindle and white, and (in rare cases) red and white.

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health concerns

Boston Terriers can be prone to a few genetic conditions such as:

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