Dog Breed profiles
Boston Terrier Breed Profile
Boston Terrier fact file
KC Group: Utility
Good with children?: Seek breeder advice
Exercise requirement: Moderate
Good guard dogs?: Would bark
Moulting level: Low
Jogging partner: No
Not actually classified by the Kennel Club as a terrier and instead being seen as a utility breed, the Boston Terrier is incredibly popular in its native Massachusetts
Boston Terrier Character
Despite their name, the Boston Terrier is unlike most other terriers due to selective breeding attempting to mould certain characteristics although individuals may exhibit traits distinct from the norm. Generally entertaining and active, the Boston enjoys human companionship although they can attempt to asset dominance over other male dogs.
Boston Terrier Size
A fully-grown Boston Terrier should measure between 38-43cm and weigh around 4.5-11kg.
Boston Terrier Health
The most common conditions that will affect the Boston Terrier are cataracts and other eye disorders as well as muscular issues arising from an abnormal curving of their back. Their average lifespan is around 13 years
Boston Terrier Special Care
The Boston Terrier's short muzzle means it doesn't deal with extremes of temperature, especially if exercising in excessive heat.
Remember! All breed profiles are general and every dog is an individual.