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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.

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