Black and White Style: A Guide to the Boston Terrier Breed

Black and White Style: A Guide to the Boston Terrier Breed
Black and White Style A Guide to the Boston Terrier Breed
Boston Terriers have alert eyes, perky ears, and an inviting grin that matches their playful, affectionate nature. Take a closer look at the breed’s history, physical specs, and personality to help you decide if a Boston is right for you.
 
Boston Terrier
The American Gentleman
 
While many dog breeds have history’s spanning centuries and continents, the Boston Terrier is relatively newer to the canine scene. These dogs were first bred in America in the 1800s. The breed originates from a cross between an English Terrier and an English Bulldog, according to the Boston Terrier Club of America. Given the American origins, as well as the tuxedo-like pattern of the Boston’s coat, the breed has earned the nickname the “American Gentleman,” according to the American Kennel Club. 
 
Boston Terrier Breed
Build and Color
 
Boston Terriers, commonly referred to simply as Bostons, are a smaller dog breed, weighing just 12 to 25 pounds, according to the AKC. Perhaps the most recognizable Boston coat is black and white, hence the tuxedo look. But, the breed can also be white and brindle or white and seal, according to The Spruce Pets. Regardless of the darker shade, these dogs will always have a splash of white across the chest and muzzle.
 
Boston Terrier
Personality
 
Don’t let their small size fool you. Boston Terriers are not your typical lap dog. They love to play, and they definitely want you involved in their activity time. Bostons are born entertainers who love to zoom around and show off their agility. Keep in mind that they languish without attention from their owners.
 
Owning a Boston Terrier Breed
Health Concerns
 
The breed has a life expectancy of 11 to 13 years, according to AKC. Before choosing this spunky breed, it is important to understand some of the common health issues associated with these dogs. For example, Boston Terriers are a short-nosed breed, which means they are considered a brachycephalic breed. Brachycephalic airway obstruction syndrome causes breathing problems, and all Bostons are affected by it to some degree, according to Universities Federation for Animal Welfare. Bostons are also prone to a number of different conditions that affect the eyes.
 
Boston Terrier Breed Guide
Is a Boston Right for You?
 
If you have time to dedicate to an energetic and affectionate Boston, you will find the experience of your charming companion a rewarding one. With the health concerns of the breed, be sure to do some extra research if you are planning to go the breeder route. You can also adopt or foster a Boston from a rescue organization, like the Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue.
 

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Sources:

 

  1. https://www.bostonterrierclubofamerica.org/about-boston-terriers/boston-terrier-history.htm

 

  1. https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/lifestyle/7-facts-boston-terrier/

 

  1. https://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/boston-terrier/

 

  1. https://www.thesprucepets.com/boston-terrier-dog-breed-profile-4689861

 

  1. https://www.bostonterriersociety.com/boston-terrier-common-health-problems/

 

  1. https://midwestbtrescue.org/

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