Nothing beats the dog in loyalty and companionship of a dog. But selecting the best dog largely depends upon your lifestyle and environment. If you are a family person and living in an urban setting, Boston terrier may be the best choice. Historically this breed was developed to dig and to hunt for prey and it derived its name from the Latin word Terra means “Earth”. People connect his lineage to English Bulldog and claim that a cross between Bulldog and English Terrier helped to develop this breed.

First Appearance of the Boston Terrier

Their first appearance in US recorded in 1889 at American Bull Terrier Club in Boston area. American Kennel Club take a lot of time to recognize Boston Terrier as separate bread and finally approved it in 1893 Boston Terrier were recognized as separate bread. His normal weight is around 13 kg and he has small to medium body size with a life span of 13 to 15 years. Boston Terrier breed comes in three colors like black, seal and brindle with white marks. They do not come in solid colors. They have broad head, square face protruding eyes and tuxedo pattern coat. They have well muscular body and feisty and wiry nature. They are highly trainable, loyal and affectionate.

Family Pet

Boston Terriers are very intelligent and obediently follow instructions. They are sociable and love the company of children. They show same degree of affection to elderly people and prove gentle playmates. They are adaptable to the new environment and ideal for families. It is recommended to keep him active and busy to avoid problems. They need very low maintenance level and will not create a mess around your home. They are quick to alert the presence of strangers and bark normally like other dogs but show little aggression.

Health Issues

A Boston Terrier like other dogs has tendency to develop heart disease. They are prone to cardiac arrest or sudden death. A healthy routine of exercise and keeping him active with proper food intake will help to avoid developing critical conditions. Sometimes they show heart murmurs which is a normal health issue and vet can propose suitable prescriptions. They have normally high risk of developing skin allergies so need a proper shower at least twice a week. Sometimes they develop cherry eyes condition which requires immediate attention. It normally requires surgical procedure and curable. Another normal health issue related to their underdeveloped hip which can further create limping and lameness in later life. In any case a general health insurance will cover his most disease risks.