Boston Terrier Facts

Boston Terrier Facts
Boston Terrier belongs to the group of non-sporting dogs (despite its name - it is not a terrier). It was created in Boston during the 1800s to fight with other dogs and to hunt rats in the factories. Boston Terrier is a blend of English Bulldog and white English Terrier which no longer exists. When dog fighting became prohibited, Boston Terrier quickly "transformed" from the large fighting dog into companion dog. Boston Terrier is the official state dog of Massachusetts, mascot of Boston university and one of the most popular dog breeds in the USA.
Interesting Boston Terrier Facts:
Boston Terrier can reach 12 to 17 inches in height and 10 to 25 pounds of weight.
Boston Terrier has sleek, shiny coat that can be black, reddish or brindle in color with white chest and white markings on the face.
Boston Terrier is also known as "American gentleman" because of the markings on the body that resemble a tuxedo.
Boston Terrier has box-shaped head, short muzzle, huge, round eyes, large, erect ears, broad chest, sturdy, muscular body and short tail.
Boston Terrier is gentle and affectionate dog with friendly personality. It is very intelligent, but also very stubborn and hyperactive. It requires consistent and persistent training. Boston Terrier does not respond well to harsh treatment.
Boston Terrier can achieve great results on the competitions in agility and obedience, flyball and weight pulling.
Boston Terrier is excellent choice for people of all ages and for families with children and other dogs and cats. Boston Terrier is lively and always ready to perform various antics. It can even learn to ride a skateboard.
Boston Terrier is suitable for life in the apartments. It likes to walk and play with its owner, but it also likes to take a rest on the couch.
Despite its small size, Boston Terrier is an excellent guard dogs. It loudly barks when it detects stranger at the doors.
Males show territorial behavior in front of the other dogs.
Boston Terrier is susceptible to heat stress because of its short nose which is not able to reduce temperature of inhaled air during the summer. Short nose of Boston Terrier is also the reason why it breathes loudly and snores during the night. Due to its short fur, Boston Terrier is not suitable for areas with cold climate.
Boston Terrier has odorless coat that doesn't shed much. It needs to be brushed one time per week.
Boston Terrier gives birth to 1 to 6 puppies. Babies are usually born via Cesarean section because of their large, round head.
Boston Terrier is prone to corneal ulcers, cataract, flatulence and patellar luxation.
Boston Terrier has an average lifespan of 13 to 15 years.

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