Boston Terrier

KC Pedigree, Small-Medium

Moderate shedding

Good for first time owners

The Boston Terrier is the smallest 'bull' breed, developed from a Bulldog and an English White Terrier and miniaturised over further breeding.

FACT SHEET

Attractive to ...

Those who want dapper dogs that look as if they are wearing a tuxedo.

Not the best for ...

People with an acute sense of smell - or indeed, any sense of smell. The Boston is said to be the most flatulent of all dog breeds.

Aliases

Boston

Cross between

None

Origin

United States

Size

Small-Medium
You could pick them up if you had to in an emergency.

Exercise Needs

Medium (About an hour)
Doesn't have to be a solid hour, you can give them lots of short walks.

Coat

Smooth
Dogs that you mainly just need to polish! But be warned - short haired dogs moult all the time!

Shedding

Moderate shedding
All canines drop some hair, think of it as dog glitter!

Life expectancy

11 years

Good first dog?

Yes

Trustpilot

Tailwise is consistently rated as Excellent

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HOW IT WORKS

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