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Boston Terrier


Boston Terrier profile

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Lifespan: 12-13 Years

Avg height: 38-43cm

Avg weight: 5-11kg

Coat type: Short, glossy coat.

Coat colours: Black & white, brindle & white, seal & white.

Originally bred for: fighting and hunting rats, but quickly became companions.

Breed traits: Intelligent, friendly, playful.


A little about the Boston Terrier


The Boston Terrier is an active and comical dog. They love to chase and play, but their size and gentle manner make them excellent for indoor living. Affectionate and devoted to their family they can be aggressive to unknown dogs and excessively vocal at times.



The Boston Terrier is likely to suffer from a degree of Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome (including stenotic nares and elongated soft palate). Other diseases they are pre-disposed to include Patellar Luxation, allergies, deafness, seizures, cataracts and demodicosis.

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.