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Understanding and Training a Boston Terrier

Boston Terrier

Despite the terrier in their name, this dapper little dog is not at all terrier-like.  Rather, more sensible and preferring to be with their owners than scenting and getting into mischief.

This is a considerate, good-natured dog that is very sensitive to their owner's moods.  They respond well to obedience training, but do require a more gentle approach.  As a reward to training, they enjoy playing games and chasing balls, and generally being with their people.

Often with sensitivities comes the affinity for children and the elderly.  This is a good dog for families with children and retirees - those who enjoy the friendly and social companionship this dog has to offer.

Breed Profile

Breed Name: Boston Terrier

Domestic Dog Group:

Brief Description:

  • General Size: 10 - 25 lbs (5 - 12 kg); 38 - 43 cm
  • General Temperament: Lively, Good-natured & Sensible
  • General Description: An all-around playful, outgoing dog that enjoys people and socialising.

Breed’s Key Traits

  High Med-High Medium Med-Low Low
Requires Experience       x  
Good Family Dog   x      
Exercise Required       x  
Activity Indoors     x    
Ease of Training     x    
Sociability with Strangers     x    
Grooming Requirements       x  

 

Brief History

The Boston Terrier's name is derived from the city Boston, Massachusetts (United States), where the breed was developed from crossing bulldogs and terriers in the 1800's.

 

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