The Boston Terrier is unmistakable with it’s tuxedo patterned coat, big round eyes, short nose and square head. Boston’s are typically happy dogs that love people and are well behaved. Let’s learn more about this distinguished dog!

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Boston Terrier Size, Weight, and Health

Boston Terriers are on the medium/small side of dog breeds, but how small exactly? Boston Terriers usually weigh between 10 and 25 pounds and stand16 inches tall.

Because Boston Terriers have large eyes that somewhat protrude from their face they can be prone to eye injuries. Boston terriers may also have some issues with their back legs due to the way they carry their weight. Pay attention to any signs that your Boston Terrier may be experiencing discomfort with special attention to these issues and take them to their veterinarian for regular checkups.

Temperament of Boston Terriers

Boston Terriers are loving dogs! Bostons love people and are happy to play and show their affection to their families. Typically good with children and other dogs, Boston Terriers make great family pets. Aside from possible snoring, grunting or the occasional toot Boston Terriers typically do not bark unless riled up or protecting the home.

Activity Level of Boston Terriers

While Boston’s love to play, they have a medium energy level. Typically a few walks a day will be enough to keep your Boston Terrier happy.

Caring for Boston Terriers

Boston Terriers are relatively low maintenance dogs. Their short coat will shed, but a weekly brushing will be enough to keep the coat healthy, your dog happy, and shedding at a minimum. You will also want to pay attention to their claws, which may require regular trimming.

As mentioned earlier, pay special attention to their eyes and how they walk. If there are any signs of discomfort for your Boston take them to their veterinarian.

Given attention, healthy food, and time with their owner, a Boston Terrier is sure to be a wonderful and loving companion.