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Boston Terrier Facts

Common Name:
Most widely used name for this species
Boston Terrier
Origin:
The area where the animal first came from
North America
Average Size:
The average length (L) or height (H) of the animal
43cm (17in)
Average Weight:
The average measurement of how heavy the animal is
11kg (25lbs)
Average Lifespan:
The average time the animal lives for
15 years
Group:
The domestic group such as cat or dog
Mastiff
Colour:
The colour of the animal's coat or markings
Black, Red, Brown, White, Tan, Grey
Average Litter Size:
The average number of babies born at once
4
Temperament:
The way the animal thinks, behaves or reacts
Strong, friendly and devoted
Training:
The level of house-training needed for the animal
Should be trained from an early age in a patient and understanding way

Boston Terrier Location

Map of Boston Terrier Locations
Map of North America

Boston Terrier

Boston Terriers have friendly, very strong, lovable, unforgettable personalities. Bostons can range in temperaments from those that are eager to please their master to those that are more stubborn. Both can be easily trained given a patient and assertive owner.

While originally bred for fighting, they were later down bred for companionship. The modern Boston Terrier can be gentle, alert, expressive, and well-mannered. It must be noted however, that they are not considered terriers by the American Kennel Club, but are part of the non-sporting group.

Boston Terrier is something of a misnomer. They were originally a cross-breed between the Old English Bulldog and the English White Terrier. Both breeds are now extinct.

Boston Terriers are typically small, compactly built, well proportioned dogs with erect ears, short tails, and a short muzzle that should be free of wrinkles. The head is in proportion to the size of the dog and the expression indicates a high degree of intelligence.

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First Published: 10th November 2008, Last Updated: 8th November 2019

Sources:
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