The Boston terrier breed originated around 1870. They belonged form a Bull and Terrier type lineage. Bred down in size from fighting dogs of the Bull and Terrier types, the Boston Terrier originally weighed about 20 kg. The breed was first shown in Boston in 1870.
There have been very few breeds to have originated in United States, Boston Terriers being one of them. The Boston Terrier was the first non-sporting dog bred in the US.
Over the time, the Boston Terriers have lost most of their ruthless desire for mayhem, preferring the human companionship. But some males may still challenge other dogs if they feel their territory is being invaded.
The Boston Terrier is an intelligent dog breed with a friendly personality.
They are sensible towards barking & make decent watch dogs.
Their affectionate behavior helps them become good friends with kids.
On proper socialization, they get along well with other dogs & cats.
The Boston Terriers are active and energetic dog who are lively and playful.
They are intelligent dogs & can be trained easily, but can be stubborn at times as well & require consistency while training.
These are energetic & playful dogs and require their share of daily exercise.
They are decently active and agile dogs.
Boston Terrier is not an outside breed. Due to their short muzzle, they find difficulty in controlling their body temperature, making them sensitive to extreme heat.
They are not very comfortable in extreme cold condition & should be kept inside in winter season.
Boston Terriers normally have an average life span of 11 to 13 years.
The shedding is minimal & can be controlled through regular brushing.
The Boston Terrier is characteristically marked with white in proportion to either black, brindle, seal.
The Boston Terrier stands at an average height of 15 to 17 inches at the withers.
The coat is shiny, sleek, fine & straight.
The Boston Terrier is a small sized dog breed with a compact & well proportioned body and can weigh around 5 to 11 KG (10-25 pounds).
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