About Boston Terriers
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The Boston Terrier is a lively, highly intelligent breed. They are a smooth coated, short-headed, compactly built, short-tailed, well balanced dog. The Boston Terrier breed was one of just a few breed that originated in the late 1800s in the United States and was included in the American Kennel Club in 1893.
The American Kennel Club states that the ideal Boston Terrier has a white chest, muzzle, and neck. The Boston Terrier is referred to as the American Gentleman for it’s tuxedo like appearance and personality.
Boston Terrier Temperament, Behavior and Personality
They are considered to be a gentle and friendly breed and extremely happy go lucky. They are easy to train and eager to please their owner. Many Terriers are known to be protective of their owners and can be aggressive and territorial of them towards others. They were originally bred to be fighters and rat hunters in garment factories but they have been bred as family dogs for many years. They are not known to be big barkers but their early training has a lot to do with their barking tendencies. They are great family dogs because of their personality and ability to get along with kids and other pets. The dog conveys an impression of determination, strength and activity, with style of a high order; carriage easy and graceful.
Boston Terrier Colors
Boston Terriers are generally either brindle (brownish in color), seal or black in color and evenly marked with white. These are the colors that the American Kennel Club provide about Boston Terriers as pure bred.
About a Boston Terrier’s Average Size
The head is in proportion to the size of the dog and the expression indicates a high degree of intelligence. Normally, Boston Terriers are 15-25 lbs with males being 8-25 lbs and females closer to 6-21 lbs. They are usually 10-15 inches in height. The body is rather short and well knit, the limbs strong and neatly turned, the tail is short.
Boston Terrier Litter Size
There are normally 1-6 puppies in a Boston Terrier litter.
Boston Terrier Life Span
They will normally live 10-13 years when well taken care of throughout their life, and some may live well into their teens.
About Boston Terrier Health
Boston Terriers are known to have sensitive digestive systems. Their large eyes make them prone to corneal ulcers. Bostons may be prone to snoring due to their tiny nostrils.
Boston Terriers are an altogether dapper and charming little dog. Playing games and chasing balls are (frequently) two of his passions.
For more information about Boston Terrier breed, visit the Boston Terrier Club of America.