The Boston Terrier has its origins in Boston, Massachusetts and was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1893. In 1979 was named the official state dog of Massachusetts. It is a breed resulted from the cross between English Bulldog and English White Terrier.
Boston Terriers are also called Boston Bulls and are compact and well-muscled dogs. The body is short with a square appearance and a square-looking head which is flat on the top. The Boston Terrier has a deep, wide, short muzzle, a black nose and large, round, dark eyes which are wide-set. The legs are wide set and the chest is broad. It has short and fine textured coat whose colors vary from seal, brindle and white to black and white or brown and white. Boston Terrier has a weight that varies between less than 15 pounds and 20-25 pounds.
It has smooth, short hair coat which is easy to groom and should be combed, brushed and bathed only when necessary. Its face should be cleaned every day and the eyes should be regularly checked. Its nails need to be clipped occasionally and the ears have to be regularly cleaned. It is an average shedder and doesn’t have a strong doggie odor.
Boston Terrier is gentle, alert, very intelligent, well-mannered an enthusiastic. It needs mental and physical exercise and it is sensitive to the tone of voice of its owner, without being difficult to train. It needs a gentle but firm and confident trainer that should know how to display his authority over it. It is friendly with children and strangers. It is also playful and affectionate and likes to be part of the family. If it is not properly trained it can become dominant and may fight with other dogs. It can get along well with other pets if correctly trained.
It requires long daily walks and sessions of free play in a yard in order to stay in shape. It can adapt easily to the life in an apartment as well as to country living. It is sensitive to extreme weather, that’s why it needs protection.
It is prone to eye diseases such as juvenile cataracts, late-onset cataracts, entropin, distichiasis, glaucoma, corneal dystrophy, corneal ulcers, cherry eyes, dry eyes and also other health issues such as deafness, patellar luxation, heart and skin tumors. It can have breathing problems when it is taken in hot or cold weather and can overheat if it is pushed too hard. It may also snore or drool. If it is well cared, its lifespan is about 15 years or more.
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