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Boston Terrier

Boston Terrier Facts

NameBoston Terrier
OriginNorth America
Average Size43cm (17in)
Average Weight11kg (25lbs)
Average Life Span15 years
ColourBlack, Red, Brown, White, Tan, Grey
Average Litter Size4
TemperamentStrong, friendly and devoted
TrainingShould be trained from an early age in a patient and understanding way

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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.