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Boston Terrier


The Boston Terrier originates from the United States. They are classified as a non-sporting breed. They have a lifespan of 14 years. Their height maxes out at 38 to 43cm. They are known to weigh about 7kgs. Boston Terriers are intelligent, lively and friendly.

Adult Size

  • Medium
  • Small

Amount of Shedding

  • Sheds Excessively

Appropriate Environment

  • Apartment
  • Fenced In Yard
  • House
  • Invisible Fenced Yard

Behavior if Left Alone

  • Can Be Left Alone
  • Comfortable Being Left Alone

Breed Group

  • Non-Sporting Group

Coat Length

  • Very Short Coat

Coat Quality

  • Silky Coat


  • Black & White
  • Black Brindle & White
  • Seal & White
  • Seal Brindle & White


  • Drools Occasionally

Energy Level

  • Energetic
  • Highly Energetic
  • Very Energetic

Exercise Needs

  • Needs Lots of Exercise
  • Needs Regular Exercise

Full Grown Height

  • 10-13″
  • 14-16″

Full Grown Weight

  • 11-15lbs
  • 16-20lbs
  • 21-25lbs

General Health

  • Healthy Breed
  • Pretty Healthy Breed
  • Very Healthy Breed

Good Choice for New Dog Owners

  • Good Dog for Your First Dog
  • Very Good for Your First Dog!

Good Dog for Cold Weather?

  • Can Manage in Cold Weather
  • Tolerates Cold Weather Well

Good Dog for Hot Weather?

  • Can Manage in Hot Weather
  • Doesn’t Do Well in Hot Weather

Good With Children?

  • Great With Kids
  • Very Good With Kids


  • Doesn’t Require Grooming


  • Smart


  • Affectionate
  • Very Affectionate


  • Playful
  • Very Playful

Recommended OFA Tests

  • Eye Examination by ACVO Ophthalmologist
  • Patellar Luxation – OFA Evaluation

Social Behavior with Dogs

  • Socializes Sometimes with Other Dogs
  • Socializes Well with Other Dogs

Top Life Expectancy

  • 11 years
  • 12 years

Training Tendencies

  • Easy to Train
  • Very Easy to Train

Vocalization Tendencies

  • Barks or Howls Appropriately
  • Barks or Howls Frequently