The Boston Terrier is a beloved dog breed known for its friendly, affectionate, lively temperament and short, smooth coat. Classified as a non-sporting breed, the Boston Terrier is a small dog with an average weight of 12-25 pounds and a height of 15-17.5 inches.
This breed typically has a 11-13 year life span and requires low amount of exercise per day. As for grooming needs, the Boston Terrier has low grooming requirements.
In this guide, we’ll take a closer look at the Boston Terrier’s personality traits, exercise and grooming needs, as well as common health issues associated with the breed.
Boston Terrier Breed Information
Breed Group: non-sporting
Average Weight (lbs): 12-25
Average Height (in): 15-17.5
Life Expectancy (years): 11-13
Daily Sleep: 12-14 hours
Boston Terrier Appearance
Coat Type: short, smooth
Coat Colors: black, brindle, seal, white
Boston Terrier Temperament and Personality
Temperament: friendly, affectionate, lively
Trainability: can be stubborn, requires patience and positive training
Exercise Needs: low
Grooming Needs: low
Boston Terrier Health
Common Health Issues: brachycephalic airway syndrome, allergies, cataracts
To learn more about this breed, visit our Dog Breeds category.