Boston Terrier

Terrier Group

Buster and Ralphie rescue through the Boston Terrier Rescue of Florida

The Boston Terrier is an enthusiastic ball of energy as well as a gentle lap dog – depends what grabs his interest.  Very playful and good with children.  Expect a younger BT to be more “Tigger-like” than an older model.  Good with other pets although it will try to be “the Boss”.  Easily trained and good for apartment living.  They enjoy short walks, but also love to romp in the yard.  Very low maintenance – just wipe it clean and let it go.

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Short, long, curley, wirey, or any combination Zero to every day Some of the best pets you could have.  The rescues and shelters have a constant supply of these awesome companions.  Give one a home!

Relevant Web Sites

AKC Breed Profile

Boston Terrier Network

Dog Training Lady Boston Terrier Profile  (09-05-15)

Boston Terrier Club of America

BT Club of Canada

Short-snout Breeds:  Flat Faced Breeds  (02-12-18)



We STRONGLY recommend that you get your dog from a respectable breeder or rescue organization.  Pet store puppies may get their dogs from Puppy Mills that normally breed only for profit, not quality or concern for the puppy or its eventual owner.
If you would like help locating a breeder or rescue agency near you please E-Mail PGAA (, and let us know your city/state and the type of dog you are looking for.  Do not assume that PGAA has qualified all of the breeders or rescues on this site.  Do your own check of each breeder or rescue — be sure that you are comfortable with the organization before you buy, adopt or turn-over a dog.