The Boston Terrier is a well-mannered pet. Here is your informative A-list of Boston Terrier. The Boston Terrier is also known as American Gentlemen, Boston Bull, Boston Bull Terrier or Boxwood. This Boston Terrier dog breed was originated from United States. Original Boston Terriers were crossing between the English Bulldog and the English White Terrier (now extinct). In mid 1800s, the coachmen hired by rich people of Boston started to breed these dogs with French Bulldog. These dogs were named Boston Terrier. In 1889, Boston Terrier became popular in the city of Boston. They were recognized by American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1893. Today, Boston Terrier is one of the most popular dog breed in United States.

Facts about Boston Terrier

  • Temperament – The Boston Terrier is alert, determined, easy going, enthusiastic, gentle, highly intelligent, independent and sociable. They have a good natured disposition. Boston Terriers are affectionate with family, they are eager to please their owner. They need a lot of care and attention from owner. Do not leave them alone for long period and they will become destructive. The Boston Terrier dog can get along with children and other pets. They bark when necessary and they are a good watchdog. They tend to drool so it is better to wipe their face every day. Clean their ears and eyes regularly is a must. Early socialization and puppy training is needed for Boston Terrier puppies. A confident dog owner is suitable for Boston Terrier.
  • Appearance – The Boston Terrier has a sturdy and well-muscled body. They have a wide head and they come with a pair of large dark color eyes. The small erect ears are cropped or natural. The skull is flat and free from wrinkles. They have a black nose and short muzzle. The chest is deep and the ribs are well sprung. The neck is slightly arched which carry the head gracefully. The legs are set wide apart and the feet are round with well arched toes. They have a short tail. The coat is short, smooth and fine in texture.

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Boston Terrier Breed Information

Size Small to medium
Height 38 – 43 cm (male and female)
Weight 4 – 11 kg (male and female)
Colour Brindle, seal or black with white markings
Group Non-sporting Breed Dog
Life Span 12 – 15 years
Litter Size Average 3 – 4 puppies
Exercise Ability Daily walk is needed. Let them play around at fenced yard
Grooming Requirements Brush regularly with bristle brush. Use mild shampoo when bathing. This dog breed is an average shedder
Environment Indoor
Barking Less than average
Recognition CKC, APRI, DRA, NKC, AKC, ACR, FCI, KCGB, NZKC


The common health issue for Boston Terrier is prone to breathing difficulties, eyes injuries, patellar luxation, heart and skin tumors or elongated soft palate.

If you are interested in this dog breed, you may adopt Boston Terrier from Boston Terrier rescue or look for Boston Terrier Puppies for sale from Boston Terrier breeders.

Boston Terrier