Boston Terrier

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Boston Terrier overview

Originated in the United States for use as a companion and ratting dog. Active, well-mannered, thoughtful and entertaining, good with children and requires moderate exercise. Size makes it ideal for the urban environment, but is not suited to hotter climates. Their proportionally large head often requires Caesarean deliveries of puppies.

They were developed in the USA, as the result of crossing an English Bulldog and a white English Terrier. The breed is famed for its sunny disposition. Content to live in the country or in the city, the Boston is highly adaptable and intelligent. Often referred to as ‘the American gentleman’ among dogs. 

Other known names for Boston Terrier

American Gentlemen, Boston Bull, Boxwood

Boston Terrier foreign names

Terrier de Boston (French)


United States

Breed Group

Utility Group

Biological data

Lightweight: under 6.8 kg. / 15 lbs.
Middleweight: 6.8-9.1 kg. / 15 to under 20 lbs.
Heavyweight: 9.1-11.4 kg. / 20 up to 26 lbs.
Colours, markings and patterns
Brindle with white markings; brindle must show throughout body distinctly; black with white markings but brindles with white markings preferred.
Ideal markings: white muzzle, even white blaze over head, collar, breast, part or whole of forelegs, and hindlegs below hocks.
Brindle, seal, or black with white markings.
White markings include a band around the muzzle, an even blaze between the eyes and over the head, and a white forechest.

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Boston Terrier – Breed standard

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Boston Terrier references and further reading

Boston Terrier Club of Canada

Boston Terrier Club 

New Zealand
Boston Terrier Club Inc.

The Boston Terrier Club  


Boston Terrier Club of America 
Brindle Hill 

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