Origin: United States
Colour: Brindle with white markings, black with white markings
Lifespan: 13 years
Boston Terriers are sensible, good-natured and outgoing.
Very unlike other terriers in nature, the Boston Terrier would rather be with people than out hunting and getting into mischief. Sensible and considerate, they make friendly, good-natured pets.
Originally bred: as a companion.
Alert and playful, the Boston Terrier enjoys company.
Owners: affectionate, loyal
Other pets: usually good
Strangers: friendly if socialized
Unfamiliar dogs: friendly if socialized
Gentle, good-natured owner who enjoys playing and socializing.
This dog's bulbous eyes are prone to injury. Its shortened nose can make breathing difficult, and it is likely to snore. Bitches may have trouble giving birth naturally due to the large heads of their puppies.
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