Boston Terrier Breed

The history of the Boston Terrier breed goes back to 1860, when the English Bulldogs crossed with the same English terriers to get a dog with a small terrier and bulldog head.

Boston Terrier
Photo: Boston Terrier

Boston Terrier

Tendency to training
Watchtower qualities
Security features
The size
Attitudes towards children

External data of the Boston Terrier

The growth of the dog of this breed ranges from 38 to 43 cm, and the weight can be from 4.5 kg to 11.5 kg. They live about 15 years.

Color tiger, evenly distributed throughout. Symmetrically located white markings: a collar-bassinet, muzzle, front legs, smooth groove on the forehead, hind legs to the hocks.

Head square with a steep forehead. The muzzle is short, the nose is wide, black, flattened, the jaws are square. The upper lips completely cover their teeth when the mouth is closed.

The tail is short, thin and low set.

Nature of the breed

This is a very cheerful playful dog, adoring the ball and walking. First of all, it is a companion breed. He is a bit stubborn and therefore requires education from childhood.

Despite the small growth, this dog performs well watchdog functions. However, they are too trusting to strangers and may even go away with a stranger.

Boston terriers are easily trained and get along well with people, performing the commands of all members of the host family. They get on well with children and other pets.

Can behave aggressively towards other dogs, show an independent character, especially when protecting their family. Boston terriers are loving and tender dogs with good manners. However, some sensitivity is noticeable. If you raise your voice on Boston, he will noticeably be upset.

Photo: Boston Terrier
Photo: Boston Terrier


Boston is hardy and unpretentious. His weak spot can be called big eyes, which are often traumatized.

Like all dogs with a shortened snout, the boston terrier snores, has a tendency to sinusitis (sinusitis), allergies. At the age of 8-12 months there are cases of juvenile cataract.

There are dyskinesia and intestinal diarrhea, as well as flatulence . Therefore, the breed needs careful drawing up of a diet. Adult dogs should be fed twice a day and cut in small pieces.

Because of the large head of the puppies, the bitches are made by cesarean section. In the litter only 3-4 puppies. Many males refuse to knit bitches on their own, and artificial insemination is often used.

Similarly, Bostons are prone to congenital deafness, hydrocephalus, demodecosis , cancer of mast cells and brain tumors.

In cold weather, these dogs need clothes and shoes.

Features of care for boston terriers

It's an exceptionally domestic dog, quite easy to care for. They do not need constant supervision and prolonged exhausting walks, enough half-hour walking twice a day.

A great advantage is their short coat, which practically does not shed. Often, washing Boston is not necessary. For this purpose they are guided by the purity of the white areas of the wool.

Wool boston terriers need to periodically brush with a stiff bristle. Muzzle is recommended daily wipe with a cotton swab or a damp cloth.

Price of the breed

Price of the breed, cost, rubles The minimum price of a pedigreed puppy, rejected from a litter with minor deviations, is about $ 150 . The maximum price for an exhibition or tribal copy is $ 1,500.

The average price of a puppy from good parents with an exhibition perspective is about 850 dollars .

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  1. My bostonchik is 4.5 years old. I want to tell everyone who wants to start Boston. It's a child. No overexposure or opportunity to leave with someone on vacation is not. This is an absolute member of the family, with the right to vote, everything is written in the eyes. You can not give it to him, do not take it. He is not a toy for children, you can not play with him and shut it up if you do not need it. You are his life. This is not a dog's dog.


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