About the BreedThe Boston Terrier is a very playful, affectionate and loving breed that was bred down from the fighting ring to become an excellent family pet. The Boston Terrier will learn quickly, as they are quite intelligent. However, it is imperative that a firm and consistent pack leader take charge from a young age. The Boston Terrier can become quite stubborn and willful if left to believe that they wear the pants in the pack. The Boston Terrier is not typically utilized as a guard dog, however, it is not uncommon for a Boston Terrier to bark when necessary.
The Boston Terrier is an energetic, friendly and gentle breed that is known for his exceptional character. They are known to be very well mannered and enjoy the company of children of all ages. The Boston Terrier is also recommended as a companion for the elderly. The Boston Terrier does not have much of a prey drive and so they have the propensity to get along well with cats and other small animals. The Boston Terrier must be socialized well at a young age however, to avoid aggression towards other dogs.
The Boston Terrier requires a good long daily walk and/or a good romp in a fenced yard to keep them happy and in shape.