Boston Terriers typically weigh between 10 to 25 pounds and have an average lifespan of 13 to 15 years. The name comes from their American heritage that originates in Boston, Massachusetts. They are compact, and their coat comes in black and white tuxedo, or a brindle with white markings. They are smart, and affectionate with a gentle, even temperament. Boston Terriers are often described as bright, smart, alert, and mischievous.
Common Health Conditions
- Boston Terriers have the potential to develop some genetic health conditions, including heart disease.
- Reverse sneezing, is commonly seen in dogs with brachycephalic skull. While its exact cause is unknown, it is thought to occur due to nasal irritation, over excitement, or the animal breathing air into the body to remove irritants from behind the nose.
- Allergic dermatitis is one of the most common skin problems that most owners of Boston Terriers have to deal with.