The Boston Terrier was bred as a ferocious pit-fighter but have been proven to be more of a lover than a fighter. They are a small breed but, needless to say, they are very sturdy. Boston Terriers come in three colors; black, seal and brindle. They have very expressive large eyes that can melt your heart. They are an intelligent breed, very eager to learn. They an owner who can be the leader of the pack otherwise the Boston Terrier will run the show. They make really good guard dogs because they are really alert. Overall, they are gentle creatures who love children and are naturally good with other pets.
Boston Terriers are small yet well-muscled dogs. Their body is square in appearance. They stand up to 17 inches in height and up to 25 pounds in weight. They have a square looking head that’s flat at the top and well-proportioned with the rest of the body. They have huge round, expressive eyes, a black nose, and erect ears. They have straight and muscular limbs and legs. They have short tails.
Boston Terriers are very intelligent and eager to learn, so they are not hard to train. They are alert, so they make really good watch dogs. Boston Terriers are willful when around humans who do not display natural authority over them. They are sensitive to the tone of its owner’s voice. They are gentle creatures that make them good with children aside from being well-mannered and enthusiastic.
Boston Terriers need activities that will challenge their physical and mental ability otherwise they act boisterously. Owners must show this dog who is the pack leader or else the Boston Terrier will assume that position and will be the running the show. A consistent and firm owner is more suitable for this breed for they have the tendency to take over and develop Small Dog Syndrome.
Boston Terriers are prone to eye problems, deafness as well as heart, skin and mast cell tumors. They also tend to experience difficulty in breathing and can overheat when pushed to its limit. They live around 15 years.
Feeding suggestion for this breed is 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality food and divided into two separate meals.
Coat, Color, and Grooming
Boston Terriers have smooth, fine coats. Their colors vary from black, seal and brindle all of which with a white muzzle and a blaze on the face and chest thus the tuxedo look. Boston Terriers don’t come in plain colors, and if they did, it’s a sign of low-quality. They don’t shed so much so brushing can be done weekly. Wash their face every day to avoid eye irritation. The teeth can be cleaned at least at least twice a week and the nails to be trimmed once a month if needed. Ears should be checked weekly for any sign of infection.
With Family, Children and Other Pets
This breed is great with children big or small. They also love children, so they are great playmates and companion. They are great with other pets if they are well socialized.