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Breed origin: USA
Original purpose: Fighting dog.
AKC recognized: 1893
AKC group: Non-Sporting
Weight: 10 to 25 lbs
Size: Height: 15 to 17 inches
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Brindle, seal, or black with white markings.
11 to 13 years.
The Boston Terrier is intelligent, active, affectionatle, loyal, and gentle. They are generally well-mannered, easy to train, and easy to maintain, making them excellent companions and house pets. However, they are active and require a lot of time and attention, and must not be left outside without human contact. They do not tolerate extreme weather conditions and do best as inside dogs.
Good with children?
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OK in apartments?
Yes if adequate exercise can be provided.
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Easy to train?
Suitable canine sports/activities:
obedience, conformation, agility, flyball, therapy
Brush weekly. They do shed but since they have a short coat and do not have an undercoat, regular brushing will minimized the amount of shed hair in the home.
Known health problems:
Cataracts, cherry eye, luxatin patellas, deafness, heart murmur, allergies.
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Other websites for additional information:
American Kennel Club breed page
Boston Terrier Club of America
Wikipedia breed information page
Boston Terrier Club of America Rescue