|Group:||Non Sporting (Group 7)|
|Club:||Boston Terrier Club Of Victoria Inc|
|Contact:||Mrs Karen Ewing|
Background The Boston Terrier was developed in the United States of America. Its ancestors were of English origin, namely British Bulldogs and English White Terriers - although these breeds were considerably different from those we know today. Continued breeding experimentation eventually laid the foundation for a new breed, sponsored by a group from Boston, Massachusetts, calling themselves the American Bull Terrier Club. It took many years for the breed to be accepted by the American Kennel Club and, on February 2, 1893, it was eventually admitted for registration in the AKC Studbook, under the name it bears today. The sponsoring club then became the Boston Terrier Club of America and the future of this charming little breed was assured.
Average Lifespan When considering a dog, please realise that you are taking it on for its lifetime. Boston Terriers live to 12 - 16 years of age.
Breed Personality/Characteristics/Temperament Boston Terriers are lively, highly intelligent little characters, noted for their loving, affectionate personality. This is characterised by extreme devotion to family and friends, children and other pets. As with all dogs, young children and pets should always be supervised when together. The dog’s bearing should convey an impression of determination, strength and activity. Symmetry, beauty, style and elegance are all hallmarks of this diminutive but highly distinctive breed. In particular, the Boston’s large, dark, expressive eyes contribute to its characteristic and captivating demeanour. Boston Terriers are fastidiously clean, tidy, and quiet to have around the house.
Compatibility with other pets Excellent.
Care Requirements As Boston Terriers tend to be naturally spotless and bear no doggy odour, they require no more than the barest minimum of grooming in order to maintain their sparkling appearance.
Please Take Note Not suitable for very young children.
Ideal Owner/s The Boston Terrier makes an ideal dog for those with limited room.
In Conclusion Now you know a little about the Boston Terrier and have decided this is the dog for you or you want more information, make contact with the breed club or your State controlling body for purebred dogs. They will be able to give you information about available puppies and also suggest dog shows where you can see the breed and speak to breeders. In this way you will gain a better perspective of the breed and its needs.