Size: Small - medium Height: 37- 42cm (15 - 17inches) Weight: Wide variation. But usually 8 kg (18 lb). Life Span: 15 years Grooming: Simple Exercise: Undemanding Feeding: Undemanding Temperament: Determined & even-tempered Country of Origin: England/United States AKC Group: Non-Sporting Other Names: Boston Bull
Temperament: The Boston Terrier is even-tempered, intelligent, gentle and lively. Boston Terriers are playful and affectionate with their owners. They are good with children who can appreciate their clown-like antics. Boston Terriers are intelligent and quick to learn, making obedience training easy and straighforward. The Boston Terrier is strong-willed and boisterous, but they make a thoroughly good-natured family dog.
Grooming: Grooming is minimal with Boston Terrier. Occasionally run a brush or smooth glove over coat and keep ears clean and claws trimmed. The facial creases may need some attention from time to time with a special lotion for this area.
Exercise: Exercise for Boston Terriers is undemanding. They have no desire for long walks, but do like to go with their owner/family everywhere. They enjoy playing.
History: Boston Terriers evolved from cross-breeding in America between Bulldogs and Bull Terriers. They were once known as American Bull Terrier. Their name was changed to Boston Terrier in order to seperate them from already established Bull Terrier. The name 'Boston Terrier' was in honour of city where their breed type was first developed. The progenitors of this breed weighed as much as 27kg (60lb), while today one sees Boston Terrier around 6.8kg with a limit of up to 11.4kg.