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The Boston Terrier Club was recognized by the
American Kennel Club in 1893. By the 1930s, the
Boston Terrier was the most popular dog in America
and fit into households of all kinds. The breed
requires little maintenance and exercise which
makes it a good choice for those who prefer to
stay at home.
height for a Boston Terrier is between 15 - 17"
(38.1 - 43.2cm)
Boston Terrier should not exceed 25 lbs (11.5
kg) and is divided into the following weight categories:
heavy is 20-25 lbs (9-11.5 kg); middleweight is
15-20 lbs (7-9 kg); and lightweight is under 15
lbs (7 kg).
Coat Type: The
Boston Terrier's short, smooth, lustrous coat
lies flat and colors are brindle with white markings,
or black with white markings, although the first
is preferred. Grooming needs are met with an occasional
The smart Boston Terrier is a lively, amiable
dog who keeps himself neat and clean.
Because the Boston Terrier has a large head and
a relatively narrow pelvis, the whelping of puppies
can be quite difficult and quite costly.
Because of the difficulty in whelping,
only the best dogs were used for breeding purposes;
this practice explains why, despite the Boston's
great popularity, the over-all quality of the
dog has remained excellent.
AKC: Group 6 - Non-Sporting Dogs
ANKC: Group 7 - Non Sporting
CKC: Group 6 - Non-Sporting Dogs
FCI: Group 9 Section 11 Small Molossian type Dogs
KC: Non-Sporting - Utility Group
NZKC: Non Sporting
UKC: Companion Breeds