Boston Terrier

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Life expectancy

The Boston Terrier has a life expectancy of between 13 and 15 years




Adult size

Female Between 10 and 16 in
Male Between 10 and 16 in

Adult weight

Female Between 13 and 24 lb
Male Between 13 and 24 lb
Coat colour
Black White Brown
Type of coat
Eye colour

Purchase price

The Boston Terrier costs between £810 and £980

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More details about the Boston Terrier

Boston Terrier: Origins and history

Almost nothing is known about the Boston Terrier’s origins, except that they evolved most significantly in the United States, in the city of Boston, from which they got their name. The Boston Terrier seems to have evolved through the crossbreeding of the English Bulldog and the English White Terrier. However, the French Bulldog must have also been involved as the Boston Terrier resembles them a great deal. The American breed evolved in 1891 and two years later, it was recognised by the AKC (American Kennel Club), the equivalent of the Kennel Club in the UK. The breed was introduced in 1901 in the UK.

FCI classification of the Boston Terrier

  • Group 9 - Companion and Toy Dogs

  • Section 11 : Small Molossian type Dogs

Training a Boston Terrier

Sometimes determined, like any good self-respecting terrier, it is necessary to introduce rules and limits at home as soon as the Boston Terrier puppy arrives, to avoid being overstepped.
The advantage of this small companion dog is that they are very energetic and attentive, which makes the different learning processes quick, and all the more so when they are provided in a consistent, coherent and fair manner.
In short, the Boston Terrier is not a difficult dog to train if the educational methods are simultaneously firm and gentle and respect the principles of positive education.

Boston Terrier: Purchase price

The price of a Boston Terrier varies according to its origins, age and sex. It is necessary to count on average £980 for a dog registered with the KC.
Concerning the average budget to support a dog of this size, it is necessary to account for approximately £20/month.

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