Boston Terrier adult in black and white

Boston Terrier

Boston Terriers are lively, highly intelligent dogs that have a well-earned reputation as great companions.

About the Boston Terrier

Boston Terriers convey an impression of determination, strength and activity, moving with freedom and grace.

Alert and kind, Boston Terriers are friendly, loving dogs who are easily recognised by their distinctive black and white coat, giving them a “tuxedo” effect.

Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)

Breed specifics

Group
FCI Group 9, AKC Non-Sporting Group
Size category
Small
Avg life expectancy
13–15 years

Friendly / Lively / Intelligent / Even-tempered

Key facts

  • Requires moderate grooming
  • Garden not essential
  • Needs little training
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Health Condition

Boston Terriers belong to the brachycephalic family that have as physical features a flat face and short nose due to their flat and wide skull shape. These anatomical attributes can cause some health issues like skin, eye and breathing problems as well as a poor ability to tolerate heat. For all brachycephalic breeds, we advise you to choose a dog with physical features that are not over-exaggerated, to buy from a responsible breeder and to seek counsels from your veterinarian.