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Boston Terrier

The well-mannered demeanor of the Boston Terrier has earned him the nickname “The American Gentleman.” An affectionate companion, this terrier enjoys being close to his family. The breed was developed in Boston by crossing English Bulldogs, French Bulldogs and some terrier breeds. The Boston Terrier is easy to train and requires moderate exercise and minimal grooming.
Living Considerations
  • Good with children
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living
Did you know?
The Boston Terrier was originally called the American Bull Terrier. Following the Civil War, this breed was developed in the stables of Boston as a fighting dog.
Also Known As:
American Bull Terrier
Boston Bull
Boston Bull Terrier
American Gentlemen
Boston Terrier
  • Size Small
  • Height 38 to 43 centimetres
  • Weight 6.5 to 11.5 kilograms
  • Coat Short
  • Energy Medium
  • Colour Dark blue, mottled body with black spots and may have tan markings over the eyes, on the cheeks and chest and below the tail, or red ticking on feet and lower legs
  • Activities Obedience, Conformation, Agility, Therapy
  • Indoor/Outdoor Indoor