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: The height for a Boston Terrier is between 15 – 17″ (38.1 – 43.2cm)
Weight: The 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 rub-down.
Temperament: The smart Boston Terrier is a lively, amiable dog who keeps himself neat and clean.
Health Problems: 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