Boston Terriers are known to be extremely affectionate dogs that are very playful, intelligent, and friendly. These dogs can adapt well to about any living environment, as long as they are played with a lot, and receive enough opportunities to exercise. Not only are these dogs the perfect play companions, they are very intelligent and love to be mentally stimulated as well. Overall Boston Terriers are known to be affectionate and have been called the “American Gentleman” because of their loveable nature and tuxedo-like markings on their coats. Although very charming, Boston Terriers can also be stubborn, and can require persistence in training. They are also very sensitive dogs and need motivation and encouragement rather than harsh reprimands in order for them to listen and feel loved. While they were originally bred as fighting dogs, Boston Terrier owners agree none of the traits of these lovable pups show any of this at all.
Boston Terriers are a short hair dog breed with coats that are usually black and white, with a muscular and sturdy build, despite being smaller dogs. Their face has a flat nose that is not wrinkly, which can make them more likely to snort, drool, and snore. Boston Terriers come in three different weight classes: below 15 pounds, 15-19 pounds, and 20-25 pounds. Typically, they are about 12-17 inches tall, and always look solid, no matter how much they weigh. They do not adjust well to hot or cold temperatures, and should not be out in extreme conditions. Due to their build and other breed-related issues, there are certain health conditions that Boston Terriers are more prone to, and their owners should be well aware of and prepared for before adding a new pup to their family.
Each dog breed can be prone to develop certain diseases or conditions, be sure to research your specific breed before making a purchase to ensure you´re prepared for any challenges that may arise. This information is only a generalization and we make no guarantees on any breed related to personality, appearance, or typical health characteristics.