Boston Terrier Breed Information

Boston Terrier Breed Information



Welcoming, Smart, and Charming

Height: 15-17 inches

Weight: 12-25 pounds

Average life span: 11-13 years

Overview of The Boston Terrier

The Boston Terrier is a small, athletic, balanced dog that sports a short-haired coat, that comes in black, brindle, or seal. They have a short muzzle attached to a square-like head and decorated with big round eyes. They are a very alert breed ever curious of their surroundings. They have a bouncy step to them moving as if to be in sync with a rhythm.  

When it comes to adaptability the Boston Terrier puppy passes that test with flying colors. So even if you live in the heart of a big city like Boston, your Boston Terrier will be able to find their own enjoyment. They are typically very sociable and sturdy enough for long walks.

How to Groom a Boston Terrier

Boston’s have a fine short-haired coat that does shed, although it is not much. It is recommended to do weekly brushings with a rubber grooming mitt or hound glove to remove any loose hairs. This will also promote new growth and help move the skin oils throughout the coat. Bath time should be occasional unless they get into something really nasty.

How to Exercise Boston Terrier Puppies

Boston Terrier’s exercise regiment varies from pup to pup. Some will do well with one or two good long walks a day, while others may want to have some decent playtime at the park. The benefit is that they adapt to their owner’s lifestyle so depending on how you raise your  Boston. Now leaving your Boston alone for too long may bring them much frustration, which can lead to undesirable behaviors. So it would be in your best interest to throw them a bone or ball every so often. If you were ever interested in having a dog who could be part agility, flyball, or rally this breed might be right up your alley.

Training A Boston Terrier

Early socialization is always our number one recommendation. The Boston is a breed that naturally is a social butterfly wanting to befriend others. These pups are also sensitive so positive reinforcement and gentle corrections work best.