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Boston Terriers


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height & weight, the typical colorings & temperaments, plus information
about their activity level, age expectancy, typical health concerns & more!

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Boston Terrier

All About Boston Terriers

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Average Height & Weight

The Boston Terrier is considered a MEDIUM dog based on the average height and weight.


Males – Height: 15 to 17 inches.

Weight: 10 to 25 pounds.

Females – Height: 15 to 17 inches.

Weight: 10 to 25 pounds.

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Boston Terrier


Typical Coloring

Boston Terriers are commonly black, brindle or seal. They often have white markings.





Boston Terriers are nicknamed “the American Gentleman,” belying their pleasant dispositions and good manners. They are a gentle, highly intelligent breed, and they are highly devoted to their owners.




Activity Level

Though Boston Terriers are an energetic breed, they have relatively low activity needs. A daily walk or game of fetch in the yard satisfy their exercise requirements. They enjoy mental stimulation as well.


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Breed Characteristics



Age Expectancy

10 to 14 years

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Known Breed-Related Health Issues

The most common health concerns for Boston Terriers include cataracts, patent ductus arteriosis, patellar luxation and stenotic nares. Deafness, hydrocephalus, esophageal achalasia, distichiasis and persistent right aortic arch are less common but still occur within the breed. Pregnant Boston Terriers often require Cesarean deliveries.




Ideal Climates for this Breed

Boston Terriers have a low tolerance for hot and cold climates. They do not do well outdoors for long periods of time.



Boston Terrier


Family Orientation
(good with kids, or other pets?)

Boston Terriers are affectionate dogs that do well with children. They are friendly toward other dogs and very friendly toward other household pets. They prefer to be indoors with their families above all other activities.




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