Boston Terriers are small, sturdy, muscular little dogs—compactly built, short-tailed, and well-balanced. They have a broad, flat-nosed face without wrinkles and a slightly arched, prominent neckline with a full chest, similar to the Boxer.
Lifespan: 11–13 yr
Height: 14–16 in
Weight: 15–29 lb
The Boston Terrier sheds somewhat frequently. Weekly brushing with a soft-bristle brush, rubber grooming mitt/tool, or hound glove will remove loose hair while promoting new hair growth. Doing this also distributes skin oils throughout the coat to keep it healthy. Baths are only needed occasionally unless your dog gets particularly dirty. But regular nail trimming is a must because overly long nails can cause the dog pain—as well as problems walking and running.
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Baths are only needed occasionally unless your dog gets particularly dirty. But regular nail trimming is a must because overly long nails can cause the dog pain—as well as problems walking and running.
Atopy, Cataracts, Cleft lip/palate, Corneal dystrophy, Deafness, Demodicosis/ Demodectic mange, Glaucoma, Hemivertebra, Hydrocephalus, Keratoconjunctivitis sicca ( K C S) - "dry eye", Mitral valve dysplasia, Patellar luxationpattern baldness, Pyloric stenosis, Third eyelid (nictitating membrane) abnormalities - "cherry eye"
Craniomandibular osteopathy ("lion jaw") Hyperadrenocorticism ( Cushing's syndrome) Progressive retinal atrophy Spina bifida