Boston terriers are best known today as charming family pets. They are suitable for living in an apartment and a house. They also enjoy living on a farm or ranch. An adult Boston terrier grows to be 15 to 17 inches in height and weighs between 10 to 25 pounds. Their life expectancy is about 15 years or more. This long living dog breed has a variety of unique characteristics that make it a popular option as a pet.
Male and female Boston terriers are well known for their even temperament. They are commonly referred to as an American Gentlemen due to the fact that they were developed and bred in the United States and they exhibit kindness. In addition their black and white coat resembles a tuxedo.
Boston terriers are smart and dog owners should begin training the moment they enter the household. They will easily pick up on verbal commands as well as hand signals. They are easy to train, however, some may have a bit of a stubborn streak. This means you may have repeat your training sessions more than several times in order for them to understand the task that is asked of them.