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Boston Terrier

Type: Companion Dog; Origin of the USA

Height: 10 - 17 inches.

Weight: Boston Terriers are classified as lightweight, middleweight, and heavyweight. Lightweight is under 15 lbs.; middleweight is under 20 lbs.; heavyweight is under 25 lbs. All Boston Terrier weights are between 10 - 25 lbs.

Coat: Short and smooth.

Description: The Boston Terrier was developed to be a companion and ratting dog, and they are a downsized version of the bull and terrier types of dogs. They are easy to care for, small in size and have a delightful disposition. Boston Terriers are a strikingly handsome muscular dog that has a short, square body, a square skull and a short, wide muzzle. Boston Terriers have black noses and large, round dark eyes that are set far apart. This breed is an odor free dog who rarely sheds. They are usually black and white with white on the muzzle, blaze, forelegs and chest. They can be brindle as well. They are good watchdogs, as they like to bark at things passing by. Boston Terriers are one of the most popular breeds in the United States because of their affectionate nature. They can sometimes be determined and self willed. Boston Terriers are very intelligent, obedient and easily trainable. 

Special Needs: Attention, training

Life Span: 10 - 14 years.

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