Boston Terriers

At a glance
boston terrier1The Boston Terrier was first developed in Boston, Massachusetts. Known as “The American Gentleman”, he is celebrated for his gentle, alert, and intelligent expression. The breed itself is the result of a cross between the English Bulldog and the extinct White English Terrier.


  • Names – Boston Bull, Boston Bulldog, Boston Bull Terrier, Roundheads, the American Gentleman.
  • Group – AKC: Non-Sporting Group; KC: Utility Group
  • Size – small
  • Life expectancy – average of 12; range of 10-14 years
  • Cost of ownership – low
  • Ease of ownership – high
  • Aggressive tendency – low
  • Amount of Exercise – low
  • Amount of Grooming – low
  • Ease of Training – high
  • Obedience level – high
  • Suitable for Children – high
  • Amount of Care Required – low
  • Susceptibility to Health Problems – medium

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