Boston Terriers might be small in stature but they’re huge in personality. With a smushed snout, wide-set bug eyes and an ear-to-ear smile, these dogs are full of LOLs. They move with a wiggle in their step and their curly tail makes them the pig of the dog world. Bostons are friendly, curious and people-oriented. These dapper canines have a tuxedo coat markings in a combination of black, white, brown, red or brindle. Because of their compact size—no more than 25 pounds—Bostons make great apartment dogs and do well in urban areas. They have bounds of energy and love going for walks or a spin around the dog park.
The Boston breed began in 19-century England, where terriers and bull breeds were being crossed to product suitable dogs for blood sports. In the late 1860s, a Bull dog and white English Terrier cross named Judge was sent to Boston, where he was bred with a smaller white female. And there, the Boston Terrier breed became to form. In its formative years, tweaks to the breeding changed the dogs build from bulky fighter into smaller, sweeter and stylish companion. They were originally called Round Head but became Boston Terriers in honour of the city where they were so carefully developed.
Daily kibble serving
The Boston Terrier can thrive on healthy dog food, either prepared at home or bought at the store. Be sure to talk to your vet about the right diet for your dog. Treats can be a great incentive when training your Boston, but be careful to monitor how much you feed your pet, since too many can lead to obesity. It’s important to learn which human foods are safe for dogs, and which are dangerous. Be sure to consult your vet about your Boston’s weight and diet. Always make sure your dog has access to fresh, clean water.