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Breed: Boston Terrier
Country of Origin: America
AKC Group: Non-Sporting
Function: Companion
Life Span: 15 or more years
Appearance: Small
Color: Brindle & white or black & white
Coat Type: Fine texture
Grooming: Brush weekly
Height: 15-17 inches
Weight: 10-25 pounds
Activity Level: Medium
Watch Dog: No
Protection: No
Intelligence: High
Trainability: High
Good With Children: Yes
Good With Pets: Yes
Good With Strangers: Yes
Character: Friendly
Home Environment: Apartment ok
Best Owner: Playful
Potential Problems:  
Behavior:  
Physical: Breathing difficulties when stressed by exertion in hot or cold weather and can overheat if they are pushed too hard. They may also snore or drool. Heart and skin tumors are common problems in this breed. The prominent eyes are prone to injury. Some badly bred Boston Terriers may have a bone defect in the skull that stunts brain growth, resulting in a retarded dog.
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