The Boston Terrier is a small, compact, and muscular dog. However, don't be
fooled by their small size, they are actually quite sturdy! The Boston's body is short
and square. They have black noses, and large, round eyes that are set far apart.
They are 15 to 17 inches in height, weigh approximately 15 to 25 pounds and live
10 to 14 years.
The Boston Terrier is a lively, alert and intelligent dog. They
are wonderful companions for people who are interested in
owning a small but easy to care for breed. They are
wonderful pets for the elderly and also do well with
children. The Boston Terrier is a wonderful family pet as
his only demand is the company of people. If left alone for
long periods of time, you will most likely have one
depressed dog on your hands. Trust me when I say that
Boston Terrier's need plenty of love and a lot of attention.
The Boston Terrier has an "easy care coat" which requires only occasional
brushing (about once per week should suffice). Their coats are traditionally
brindle or black with even white markings. Because of their short faces, Boston
Terrier's are prone to breathing problems. Special attention should be paid in the
summer due to the fact that they tend to over -heat quite easily. Skin tumors are
also common in this breed.
Though small, Boston's have minds of their own and can be
quite stubborn. They are somewhat difficult to train, however, if
training sessions are short, consistent and based on positive
reinforcement; it is not an impossible task! In other words,
they are quick to learn if they enjoy the learning process!
Boston terrier's not only love people, they enjoy being around
other animals as well. As with all dogs they truly benefit from
early socialization. Fair warning, strong minded males may
show some aggression towards other males.