boston terrier


Boston Terrier

The Boston Terrier originated in (of course!) Boston in the 1800s. Originally bred for pit fighting, the breed is a combination of the early Bulldog and Bull Terrier. When the blood sport was outlawed, a group of individuals who loved the breed worked to promote its recognition.

A “Gentleman’s dog”, the Boston Terrier has a short muzzle with erect ears, but lacks the  characteristic wrinkles in the face of a bulldog or pug. Originally categorized with bull terriers, Boston Terriers were nicknamed “roundheads” before acquiring the Boston moniker from where they arose. The Boston’s coat is coloured black, brindle or seal with white markings, and they are a low shedding dog as they do not have an undercoat.

Boston Terriers are active and lively with big charming personalities. With patient owners they are highly trainable and though their exercise needs are minimal, they enjoy sports and other activities.


Sizes: small
Personality: friendly, intelligent, lively
Kid Friendly (1-5): 5
Activity Level (1-5): 5
Trainability (1-5): 4

Hair lengths: short
Shedding (1-5): 2
Jobs: city living, family pet, sporting

More about Boston Terrier Dog Breed:

“My favourite breed is the Boston Terrier – A small dog in a big dog’s body, the Boston Terrier is energetic, intelligent, and athletic. Quick to learn new things and alway an entertainer, their facial expressions will keep you in stitches.” – Patti

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