Boston Terrier - Breed Information and Photos

March 20, 2006
Boston Terrier Breed InfoBreed Description: The Boston Terrier is a compact, well-muscled and clean-cut dog with a lively temperament and high degree of intelligence. This breed has a broad, flat head, large round eyes and a sweet docile expression. Affectionate and loving, this dog is determined, strong and sturdy and makes an excellent companion.

Group: Non-Sporting

Purpose of Breed: Baiting Bulls, Ratting

Country of Origin: USA

Average Size: Boston Terriers range from 11-14 pounds and 10 - 16 inches tall.

Color(s): Either brindle or black with white markings.

Coat Type: Boston Terriers have short and smooth coats, which require minimal care.

Grooming: This breed is a minimal shedder and its smooth, short coat is easy to maintain. Standard care for eyes, ears, pads and nails is required.

Exercise Needs: Boston Terriers are quite athletic, enjoy walks, flyball and agility trials and like all dogs, benefit from regular exercise. Their size makes them suitable for apartment living as long as they are exercised daily. Care should be taken during exercise to avoid overheating them, which can lead to difficulties breathing.

Temperament: This dog breed makes a good companion due to its obedient, protective and gentle nature. Boston Terriers are bright, alert and exceptionally affectionate. Although they are friendly breed, they are initially suspicious of strangers and make good watchdogs.


Common Ailments: Susceptible to eye problems, breathing and whelping difficult.

Life Expectancy: Averages 10-14 years.

Trivia: The popularity of the Boston Terrier swelled so much in the 1920s that the breed represented between 20 and 30 percent of all of the dogs entered in dog shows.

More Information: Boston Terrier Club of America, Boston Terrier Rocky


Credits: Booth Photography - Dog Owner: Billie Bunch
Ch. V's (Rocky) of JJ ll Boston Terrier Sisser

Credits: Booth Photography - Dog Owner: Billie Bunch

Ch. B & B's Unique Carbon Copy (Sisser).
Comment Pin it! Was this helpful? Yes
Read More Comments


Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.

January 27, 2014

I have a plant that's has white and black bugs. The flowers are red; I think nickname is called rowdy. My questions is why do these come in the house and bite?

By Dian from Vancouver, BC

Answer this Question

21 Photos

Share on ThriftyFunCheck out these photos. Click at right to share your own photo in this page.

January 6, 2010

Dexter is 7 months old. He is a Boston Terrier. We got Dexter on the first vacation we have had in 10 years with our 2 sons. Dexter was at a friend's house that we were visiting in another state.

Black and white pup lying on arm.

Comment Pin it! Like this photo? 17

February 13, 2011

Meet Mia and Triinu, aged 5 years and 2 years respectively. Mia was "inherited" from an old roommate. Triinu was adopted from a breeder. They really enjoy playing with each other.

2 black and white dogs sitting on a windowsill.

Comment Pin it! Like this photo? 13

November 18, 2009

Sophie is a seven year old Boston Terrier. I got Sophie from a breeder who had six week old pups for sale. They were born on a farm and were all romping about when we noticed one older pup playing with them.

Sophie (Boston Terrier)

Comment Pin it! Like this photo? 14

January 4, 2010

Mugzee Malone is 2 1/2 years old. He is a Boston Terrier. We purchased Mugzee from a home, it was a 45 minute drive. He likes to play with his friends next door (two much bigger dogs!)

Black and white dog on wood stairs.

Comment Pin it! Like this photo? 10

October 21, 2009

Cecil, Winnie and Dave are one, 6 and one (respectively). and are Boston Terriers and Pug/Boston Mix (Bug.) I got Winnie in 2003, Cecil and Dave in 2008.


They love to eat and sleep, they are their own little pack.

three dogs in sweaters looking away from camera

Comment Pin it! Like this photo? 5

August 7, 2009

This is Maggie May. Just like the Rod Stewart song. She is almost two years old. Maggie is a Boston Terrier.

Comment Like this photo? 5

August 29, 2008
This is Bella. She was 4-years-old this past April. My girl is a Boston Terrier and can scale a 4-foot-fence without a lick of effort.

My daughter bought this girl for me a month after the loss of my Boston Terrier Bubba.

Black and white dog

Comment Pin it! Like this photo? Yes

January 16, 2006

Spooky is a 3 year old Boston Terrier. I received Spooky as a birthday present. My birthday is in December, but because I wanted him so badly I received him 2 months early in October, close to Halloween. That is how he received his "Spooky" name.

Black and white dog in Christmas outfit.

Comment Pin it! Like this photo? Yes

September 24, 2007

Oreo is our 1 year old Boston Terrier. We got him the end of May 2007, I had just signed up to our local Freecycle group site and within 3 days he was posted. We had been talking about getting a Boston Terrier after we got married in June.


BUT there he was and we brought him home and he is a big part of our family. We drove 125 miles round trip to get him.

Back and white Boston Terrier

Comment Pin it! Like this photo? Yes

Wrinkles is the most loving pet I have ever had. He follows me around and sleeps by my side at night. When I'm unhappy, all I have to do is look into his loving eyes and I'll cheer up!

Wrinkles II - Boston Terrier

Comment Pin it! Like this photo? Yes

April 8, 2008

Buddy is 5 years old and is a Boston Terrier. My husband Scott purchased him from a pet store, he was so small. We've had Buddy practically since he was born.

Black and white dog sitting on couch.

Comment Pin it! Like this photo? Yes

December 28, 2007

This is Rebel and Dixie. Rebel is 4 and Dixie is 1.5, both are Boston Terriers. We adopted them both from 2 different breeders 8 weeks after they were born

Black and white puppy nussling mother dog.

Comment Pin it! Like this photo? Yes
Load More
In This Page
Pets Pet PagesAugust 30, 2012
Thanksgiving Ideas!
Halloween Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2022-10-17 20:12:46 in 4 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2022 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.