Boston Terrier Breed Profile


The Boston Terrier is a very gentle, intelligent breed of dog. This breed is alert and humorous, as well as sensitive.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog are extremely good with children and love to be part of the family. Because of this trait they cannot be left alone for long periods of time, as they will have a tendency to become neurotic.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of this breed of dog is around 15 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 10 to 25 lbs.

Common Diseases

Fortuneately this breed of dog has relatively few health problems. The health problems prone to Boston Terriers are snoring, excessive drooling, breathing problems (due to their facial structure), heart and skin tumors, umbilical hernias, and mental retardation.

Housebreaking and Shedding

This breed of dog loves to learn, so housebreaking should be moderate for this breed of Terrier. Shedding for this breed of dog is average, only requiring a weekly brushing.

Best Owner Compatibility

This breed of dog can be good for apartments and condos due to their size. However, they do need an owner who has lots of love and attention to give. This breed of dog tends to be people animals, so they need to be part of the family.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

Owning this breed of dog does not come cheaply. The average cost for this breed of dog is around $1,075 and even higher than that depending on geographic location. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

Not usually aggressive unless abused or neglected. They need to be socialized early on and need to be part of the family.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog only barks when they feel there is a need to bark.

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