The Boston Terrier
A smart bundle of energy
The Boston Terrier belongs, just like the Pugand the French Bulldog, to the dog breeds with flat snouts. His characteristics are a strong body and a relatively massive head. Also the almost square snout, the clever round eyes and the erect ears are especially prominent.
In the middle of the 19th century, the breed of the Boston Terrier was started in the New England states of the USA. In his genes are not only the French and English Bulldog, but also the already extinct English White Terrier. The American Kennel Club first recognized the Boston Terrier as a separate breed in 1893. The Fédération Cynologique Internationaleclassifies the Boston Terrier as a so-called small molossian type in the FCI Group 9, which includes a total of 26 companion dogs.
Characteristics and traits of the Boston Terrier
The Boston Terrier comes across very lively. He loves to explore his surroundings and his fellows and to be constantly in motion. Sufficient exercise is therefore the best way to satisfy his urge to move. He is absolutely enthusiastic about agility. But he also needs an mental challenge. Boston Terriers love to romp around in rather warmer temperatures. As their short fur makes them sensitive to the weather. In winter a well-fitting dog coat is recommended and in summer a walk in the shady forest or park.
Due to his square head shape and the angular jaw, the Boston Terrier tends to have dental problems. But you can counteract these with adequate chewing articles. Despite his strong urge to move, he gets less air than other dog breeds because of his short nose. Just like the pug or the French bulldog, so you should not overdo it with frolicking and just pay attention when your pup needs a break.
The Boston Terrier is sometimes hard to stop due to his enormous temperament. That is why a loving but consistent education is very important. All dogs need education and should know the basic signals and be able to follow them.
|Weight/Size:||6 – 11kg / 36 – 42cm|
|Character:||Intelligent, animated, charming, kind, brave, vigilant|
|Coat/Colour:||Structure short, shiny, smooth; Colours brindle, black or seal (black with reddish shimmer) each with white markings on head, chest and legs|
|Life expectancy:||12 – 15 years|
Specifics when buying a muzzle for the Boston Terrier
For dogs with a flat snoutlike the Boston Terrier, it is often very difficult to find the right muzzle. Standard muzzles can be very unpleasant and painful for your pup.
A custom made BUMAS muzzleis pleasant and comfortable for your Boston Terrier to wear. The BioThane® material is soft and flexible. Therefore does not press on your dog’s nose, but provides protection and safety.