Is A Boston Terrier right for you?


The perfect dog for any formal occasion, the Boston Terrier comes dressed to impress. The tuxedo-like black and white markings make the Boston Terrier a fancy canine companion indeed and the brindle and brown varieties are no less stunning. She's also doggedly devoted, if you'll pardon the pun. No wonder this breed is so wildly popular!

These sturdy, small-sized, and medium-energy dogs can grow to between 10-25 pounds and live an average of 13-15 years. The breed is recognized by the American Kennel Club—in fact, they were the the first American Kennel Club-recognized dog to be bred in the United States. Boston Terriers are classified as a member of the Non-Sporting group.

AKC Recognized: Y
Breed's Original Pastime: Pest Control, Companion
Origin: USA
Breed Group: Non-Sporting
Average Lifespan: 13-15 years
Size: Small
Bark Factor: Rarely barks, if ever

They’ve got Boston roots.

The Boston Terrier takes his name from the place he was developed: Boston, Massachusetts. He descends from a dog named Judge, who was probably a cross between a Bulldog and the now-extinct white English Terrier.

They’re pretty darn good looking.

You can’t deny that the Boston Terrier is dapper — his markings resemble a well-tailored tuxedo, and his coat is relatively low maintenance. The black-and-white Boston is probably the most well-known, but the breed can also come in brindle or seal with white markings.

They tend to enjoy attention.

The Boston typically has a good sense of humor and enjoys clowning around. He doesn’t usually mind being in the spotlight.