Boston Terriers are a well loved American breed of dog! This fascinating dog has many fascinating traits and interesting owners.
The Boston Terrier wears a tuxedo coat and a stylin’ attitude. He is friendly, portable and enthusiastic in everything he does. He gets along well with kids, other pets and pretty much everyone he meets. All in all, he’s a fantastic little companion dog.
It should convey the impression of determination, strength, sturdiness, liveliness, and style, with a graceful carriage. It retains many of the attributes of its bulldog ancestors, but in a clean-cut package that makes a handy house companion. Its short fine coat, with distinctive markings, adds to its dapper appearance.
The Boston can be happy as a couch potato or a canine athlete -- whatever you want to do, he’ll be right there beside you. He’s also agile and intelligent enough to do it all, from learning tricks to competing in agility, obedience or other sports. And you don’t usually have to worry about a lot of attitude either; a well-bred, well-socialized Boston gets along well with children, strangers and other pets.
If the Boston Terrier seems to be the perfect companion, that's because this all-American dog was bred to be just that. He's just naturally good at the job he was created to do, though, like all dogs, he does require exercise, training and socialization to avoid behavior problems.
The Boston is devoted and sensitive to its owner's wishes and moods. It is well-mannered indoors but saucy and playful (especially enjoying ball chasing) whenever the chance arises. Somewhat stubborn, it is nonetheless clever and learns readily. It is reserved with strangers, and some may be aggressive toward strange dogs. Some bark a lot.
The Boston Terrier is truly an American breed, being a down-sized version of the Bull-and-Terrier types that were so popular in the early days of our country.
Other Quick Facts
- The Boston Terrier is at home in any situation and never meets a stranger; everyone is a potential new friend.
- The Boston Terrier is dapper in his black and white tuxedo, but he can also come in brindle or seal with white markings. His short coat is simple to groom and sheds little.
- Boston Terriers get along well with children as well as other pets.
- The Boston Terrier takes his name from Boston, Mass, where he was developed.