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Boston Terrier

Size: Small

Weight: 10 - 25 lbs.

Height: 15" - 17" "

Life Span: 12 - 15 years

Health Problems: Heart defects; cataracts; patellar luxation; Cushing's Disease; prone to heatstroke

Origin: United States

Also Known As: No Nicknames.

Group: Terrier

Category: Companion Dog

Exercise Needs

The Boston Terrier requires moderate exercise.

Grooming Needs

The Boston Terrier needs minimal grooming: occasional brushing and bathing.


Sensitive, devoted and playful.

Compatibility with Kids

Good with children.


In 1865, this first American breed was the result of a mix of English Terrier with an English Bulldog.

Dog Food for Your Boston Terrier

Small Breed Puppy 6 lb. Front Counter

Small Breed Puppy

For the care and nutrition of Small Breed Puppies.

Small Breed Adult 6 lb. Front Counter

Small Breed Adult

Carefully formulated for the care and nutrition of small breed dogs.

Small Breed Senior 6lb. Front Counter

Small Breed Senior

Helps support the lifelong health of small breed senior dogs.

Bil-Jac Picky No More Small Breed Dog Food package front on countertop

Picky No More™ Small Breed

Created to please even the pickiest of small breed dogs. 

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