Boston Terrier
The Boston Terrier is one of only a few dogs with the distinction of being "Made in America."
Height: 12 to 15 inches at shoulder
Weight: 10 to 25 pounds
Coat: short and smooth
Life span: 13 to 15 years
Breed Group: Companion Dogs
Boston Terriers have been popular since their creation a little more than a century ago. They were originally bred to be fighting dogs, but today, they're gentle, affectionate companions with tuxedo-like markings that earned them the nickname "American Gentleman."
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General Characteristics
Amount of shedding
Dog friendly
Drooling potential
Need for exercise
Tendency to bark or howl
Potential for weight gain
Watchdog ability
Affectionate with family
Compatible with kids
Energy level
General health