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10 Important and Interesting Facts about Boston Terriers

1. Where do Boston Terriers come from?

Boston Terrier breed originated in the United States around the 1970s. It is cross between a white colored English Terrier and Bulldog. According to the American Kennel Club, the dog named Judge fathered the lineage of all the true Boston Terriers. Judge was bought by Boston resident, Robert C. Hooper. Therefore, Judge is also known as Hooper’s Judge.


2. Are Boston Terriers popular?

According to the American Kennel Club, Boston Terrier’s breed popularity stands in the 21st position out of 192. Boston Terrier is the town’s pride. In 1922, it was appointed as the official mascot of Boston University. In 1979 Boston Terrier was named the Official State dog of Massachusetts.

3. Why Boston Terriers called “The American Gentlemen”?

Boston Terriers are called “The American Gentlemen” because of their outstanding gentle nature, intelligent manners, and friendliness. Also, their black and white colored coat resembles a tuxedo.

4. Boston Terrier eyes.

Boston Terriers have large bulging eyes. In fact, a Boston Terrier named Bruschi is registered in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the largest eyes ever recorded on a dog.


5. What is the lifespan of Boston Terriers?

An average lifespan of the Boston Terriers is between 11 to 15 years. In reality, all depends on the care and the living conditions of the dog. Diet and preventive care are among the many factors which may influence the lifespan.

6. What is the most common health problems of the Boston Terriers?

Boston Terriers are prone to eye and respiratory problems. There are over 20 eye problems that are associated with Boston Terriers. Boston Terriers mostly get Brachycephalic Airway Obstruction Syndrome because of their short-structured nose.

7. How big Boston Terriers get?

Boston terriers are not large dogs in nature. Their average height is between 15-17 inches (38-43 cm). Their weight average is somewhere between 7.7 — 24 Lbs (4,5-11 kg).

8. How many puppies can Boston Terriers have?

Boston Terriers can have an average of 1 to 5 puppies.

9. Why were Boston Terriers bred originally?

Originally, Boston Terriers were bred with the intention to make them fighting dogs, but nowadays they are far away from fighting. In fact, they are people’s gentle companions.

10. What is the good temperature for Boston Terriers?

Boston Terriers are not doing well in extremely cold and hot temperatures. Their coat is too short to handle the extreme cold weather. Hot temperature is not good for them either, because their short nose can not cool down the hot air that going into their lungs.

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