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Why A Boston Terrier?
Boston Terriers are native to the United States, originating in – you guessed it – Boston. A people-loving, lively breed, Bostons are known for their expressive faces and amusing sense of humor. They are eager and easy to train and are excellent with children. These friendly, sturdy dogs are content to be around their people, have a medium energy level, and overall make excellent companion animals. An average-sized Boston Terrier typically weighs around 25 lbs. when fully grown.
The History Of The Boston Terrier
In 1885, John Russell was looking for an ideal hunting dog that would excel at retrieving game from water as well as land. He found his perfect match by breeding two different breeds together; he chose the English Bulldog because its thick coat made him feel more comfortable while swimming, and then crossed this bulldog with another type of terrier called the American Water Spaniel. This combination resulted in what we know today as the modern-day Boston Terrier.
From there, Russell began showing these new puppies off to other dog lovers who were impressed by their unique appearance. In 1893, Russell founded the first kennel club in America, which is now known as the American Kennel Club (AKC). By 1898, the popularity of the Boston Terrier had spread across the country, and it became one of the most popular breed in the US. Today, the Boston Terrier ranks among the top ten best-selling purebreds in the world!
Temperament And Personality Traits Of The Boston Terrier
With their outgoing personalities and loveable natures, Bostons tend to get along very well with all kinds of people. Their playful nature makes them great companions for kids, but also means that they’re not always good candidates for homes without older children. While they will generally bond strongly with their owners, they don’t like being left alone too much. That said, they are extremely loyal and protective towards their families. When properly trained, Bostons are wonderful pets.
Breed Standard Information On The Boston Terrier
The standard size for a male Boston Terrier should measure between 24 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh approximately 40 pounds. Females should stand about 23 inches high and weigh 35 pounds. Both males and females must possess strong hind legs and feet, short ears set low on the head, and a double coat consisting of a soft undercoat and dense outer hair.
A Boston Terrier is a small, energetic, active working terrier bred specifically for hunting birds and mammals. Its name comes from the city of Boston, Massachusetts, where it was developed in the late 19th century.
A typical Boston Terrier stands around 20-24 inches tall when fully grown. They have a compact body with a square chest, sturdy limbs, and a deep tail carriage. Males typically weigh 25 -35 lbs., whereas female weights range from 22 – 30lbs. The average lifespan of a Boston Terrier ranges from 12–14 years.
Coat & Color
The Boston Terrier's coat consists of a hard wiry outer layer and a softer inner layer. The guard hairs protect against weather elements, insects, etc. The color of the coat varies depending upon season and climate. During the winter months, the smooth coat becomes shorter and thicker due to cold temperatures. In the summertime, the coat grows longer and lighter. Colors include black, red, brindle, fawn, blue merle, chocolate brown, white, tan, apricot, liver, cream, silver fox, sable, seal point, and tri-color.
The Boston Terrier possesses a friendly disposition and a lively temperament. These gentle breed make excellent family members and companion animals. They are intelligent, affectionate, alert, eager to learn, and willing to work. They enjoy playing games, fetching balls, running through fields, and chasing after toys.
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