Boston Terrier
Boston Terrier
Size
Small
Height
15 to 17 inches
Weight
15 to 25 pounds
Coat
Short
Color
Dark blue, mottled body with black spots and may have tan markings over the eyes, on the cheeks and chest and below the tail, or red ticking on feet and lower legs
Energy
Medium
Activities
Obedience, Conformation, Agility, Therapy

The well-mannered demeanor of the Boston Terrier has earned him the nickname “The American Gentleman.” An affectionate companion, this terrier enjoys being close to his family. The breed was developed in Boston by crossing English Bulldogs, French Bulldogs and some terrier breeds. The Boston Terrier is easy to train and requires moderate exercise and minimal grooming.

Did you know?

The Boston Terrier was originally called the American Bull Terrier. Following the Civil War, this breed was developed in the stables of Boston as a fighting dog.

Training Boston Terriers

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