Country/Region of Origin: United States
Life span: 13 – 15 years
Weight: 10 – 25 pounds (4.5 – 11.3 kg)
Gestation: 61 – 65 days.
Health issues in Boston Terriers:
- Brachycephalic Syndrome
- Patellar Luxation
- Allergic Dermatitis
- Corneal ulcers
- Juvenile cataracts
- Adult cataracts
- Cherry eye
- Dry eye
Interesting Facts on Boston Terriers:
The Boston terrier was a cross breed between the English bulldog at the white English Terrier.
Boston Terriers were originally bred to be fighter dogs after the Civil War.
They are known by a variety of different names and nicknames such as Boston bulls, Round heads and the American Gentleman.
It became accepted by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1893 and was recognised as the first American breed.
Pure bred Boston Terriers are normally black and white with equal proportions of the white and dark markings, as per the AKC.
Puppies are normally delivered by caesarean section at birth due to their large round heads.
Boston terriers are not ‘Terriers’ but instead more a Bulldog breed.
Some Boston terriers never bark at all.
Early breeds were considerably taller and were then bred down in size