Boston Terrier

Boston Terrier

Breed Fact

Country of Origin: United States of America
Hypoallergenic: No
Height: 38 – 43 cm (At the withers)
Weight: 4.5 – 11 kg
Color: Brown & White, Brindle & White, Seal & White, Black & White
Life Expectancy: 13 – 15 years
Temperament: Lively, Friendly, Intelligent
Litter Size: 1 - 7 puppies
Health Problems: Prone to eye problems, such as juvenile cataracts, late-onset cataracts, entropion, distichiasis, glaucoma, corneal dystrophy, corneal ulcers, cherry eye, dry eyes (Keratitis Sicca). The Boston Terrier’s prominent eyes are prone to injury. Also, deafness, patellar luxation, heart and skin tumors, including mast cell tumors.

Despite its small stature, the short, square muzzle identifies the Boston Terrier as a member of the Bull breeds. Boston Terriers, also called the Boston bull, are compact and well-muscled dogs.

Their faces are unmistakable with a short, wide muzzle, dark, large round eyes set far apart, and small, fine, erect ears.

They have a broad, flat head without wrinkles and a short, square muzzle leading to an ample black nose. Its neck is slightly arched and its chest is broad. Its limbs are straight and muscular. Its hair is short, brilliant, and of a fine texture that comes in brindle & white or black & white and some are born brown & white. Prone to eye problems, such as juvenile cataracts, late-onset cataracts, entropion, distichiasis, glaucoma, corneal dystrophy, corneal ulcers, cherry eye, dry eyes (Keratitis Sicca).

The Boston Terriers prominent eyes are prone to injury. Also, deafness, patellar luxation, heart and skin tumors, including mast cell tumors. These short-faced dogs may have breathing difficulties when stressed by exertion in hot or cold weather and can overheat if they are pushed too hard. They may also snore or drool. Whelping is often difficult as the pelvis is narrow; the large-headed pups are often delivered by cesarean section.