How Long Do Boston Terriers Live And Can They Live Longer

Boston Terriers are one of the most popular breeds in the world. There are over 100,000 registered Boston terriers in the United States alone. These dogs have been bred since 1882 to be loyal companions and guard animals. However, they were originally developed for hunting small game such as rabbits or squirrels rather than human beings. The breed was not intended to serve as guard dogs; it was simply meant to hunt with its powerful jaws and strong legs when necessary. Since then, however, the breed has become very popular among hunters because of their ability to hunt large prey like deer and other wild game.

The Boston terrier’s coat is short and dense. Their ears are pointed and pointy at the tip. Most Boston terriers have a black nose with white tips. Some even sport a white patch on each cheek.

The eyes are brown with dark pupils. The ears are set high and straight. Boston terriers have a flat face with a wide mouth. Their bodies are muscular and sturdy. Boston terriers stand between 6 ½ inches (17 cm) tall and 9 feet (2 m).

Their coats vary from light colored to almost completely grayish brown, but all of them share certain characteristics: They tend to be friendly, affectionate, loving and protective toward humans. They love children. They make excellent watchdogs for home security purposes. They love their owners and are good with other dogs and pets.

However, the majority of Boston terriers fall into one of two extremes: They either love strangers or they are suspicious of them. Their owners should socialize them with other people starting at a very young age. If not, they will be mistrustful toward anyone who is a stranger – even if they want to be petted by them.

The Boston terrier is an intelligent breed of dog. They learn quickly and are eager to please. They are easy to train, provided that they are trained in a positive manner rather than negative reinforcement. Positive reinforcement includes giving them treats or praise.

Negative reinforcement includes scolding or hitting them if they do something wrong. They respond very well to positive reinforcement. They love to please their owners and will always try their best to make you happy.

Despite their small size, they can be protective of their owners. They are good watchdogs, but they are not recommended for guard dog duty. Despite their size, they can scare off burglars or any other criminal because they have a loud bark that can be heard for several blocks. However, this breed does not have the physical strength or stamina to chase down burglars or other criminals if they run away.

Sometimes, they will bark without any provocation if they are suspicious of someone.

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The Boston terrier is a small dog with a big bark. They love to eat and are gluttons. They can become obese if they are not exercised regularly or given proper portions. Overeating can lead to heart disease.

They should be given regular exercise in the form of daily walks or outdoor playtime. They love to play. They tend to be friendly, but can be suspicious of strangers. Owners must properly socialize them to get them used to other people. It is important to train them while they are still young because their stubborn streak comes out when they get older.

The Boston terrier is very similar to the French bulldog in terms of personality traits, although there are some small differences between the two breeds. Both breeds are very friendly, gluttonous and enjoy playing. Both are also stubborn and not very good guard dogs. However, Boston terriers are slightly more affectionate, playful and energetic than French bulldogs.

Though the Boston terrier is friendly to everyone it meets, it does have a stubborn streak. This characteristic must be curtailed while it is still young so that it learns to obey commands. If properly trained, it will be obedient and respond quickly to commands.

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