The Boston Terrier is one of only a few dogs with the distinction of being “Made in America.”

Vital Stats

Height: 12 to 15 inches at shoulder
Weight: 10 to 25 pounds
Coat: short and smooth
Life span: 13 to 15 years

Summary
Boston Terriers have been popular since their creation a little more than a century ago.

They were originally bred to be fighting dogs, but today, they’re gentle, affectionate companions with tuxedo-like markings that earned them the nickname “American Gentleman.” Full Boston Terrier profile on DogTime.com

Playfulness:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Sensitivity:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Wanderlust:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Predatory tendencies:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Affectionate with family:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Cold tolerance:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Energy Level:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Friendly toward strangers:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Heat Tolerance:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Need for exercise:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Good for new owners:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Dog friendly:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Drooling potential:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Watchdog ability:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Average:
3.9 out of 5 stars (3.9 / 5)