Other Common Names: Boston Bull, Boston Bull Terrier
Country of Origin: United States
Breed Characteristics: (1 = Low - 5 = High)
Rarely requires grooming
Average Lifespan 13 - 15 years
Lightweights: under 7 kg (15 lb)
Middleweights: 7 kg - 9 Kg (15 to 20 lb)
Heavyweights: 9 kg - 11.5 kg (20 to 25 lb
Average Height: 38.1 - 43 cm (15 - 17")
Available Colours: Typically white covering chest, muzzle and a band around the neck and a blaze between the eyes. The rest of the body can be black, brindle or seal (black with red highlights)
Available Variations: Liver, brown, cream or red and white
History:The breed originated sometime around 1870. The breed was created by Robert C. Hooper from Boston using the original sire Hooper's Judge. It is unclear exactly what the lineage of Hooper's Judge actually was.
Characteristics: Small and compact with a short tail and erect ears.
Temperament: Normally a gentle dog with an alert and friendly personality, often happy-go-lucky. Usually eager to please and relatively easy to train to be very well mannered.
Space requirements: Boston Terriers are exclusively indoor dogs, they should not be forced outside during poor weather. Their short coats will not protect them from the cold Canadian winters. Their short muzzles do not allow them to withstand hot weather either.
In short, Boston Terriers are indoor dogs and should be kept inside the majority of the time and not exposed to extreme weather of any sort.
Canadian Kennel Club (CKC): Non-Sporting Dogs
American Kennel Club (AKC): Non-Sporting Dogs - recognized 1893
United Kennel Club UKC): Companion Breeds - recognized 1914
Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI): Standard No. 140