The Boston Terrier is a small and lively companion dog with its special tuxedo jacket coloring, athletic, compact and shining body, and large round friendly eyes. Its lovely manners have given it the nickname The American Gentleman. It is one of the only breeds developed in the USA, designated to be man’s best friend, willing to do almost anything he is asked to do as long as it means being in the company of its human family.
The Boston Terrier is a small, compact, well-balanced dog with a short tail. Its stylish tuxedo coat may be white with either black or brindle patches. The head it square with a short muzzle and large round eyes that shine with kindness, curiosity and mischief. The Boston Terrier is alert to its surroundings and moves with a vigorous, rhythmic step.
It is not hard to guess that a breed named for a city would make an excellent urban dog. This is the case with the Boston Terrier. It is a solid but pliable dog, loves people, always ready to go out for a quick walk in the park or sit in the neighborhood coffee shop. A smart dog with natural comic properties that always bring a smile to one’s face.
The breed does not suffer from severe hereditary medical ailments. However, there are genetic illnesses that are not very severe and the breed should be tested for them – as we at Gutman’s Bostons do. The breed’s life expectancy is between 10 to 14 years.
The Boston Terrier should be fed with good quality dog food, either commercial or home made under veterinary supervision and permission. The food must be adapted to the dog’s age (puppy, adult or elderly). Certain dogs tend to be overweight and it is therefore important to monitor the dogs’ caloric consumption and weight. Treats may help with training, but too many treats may lead to overweight. You should inquire as to which human foods are safe for dogs and which are not. Consult your vet with regard to your dog’s weight and nutrition. The dog must have constant access to clean, fresh drinking water.
The kennel operates according to the standards of the Federation Cynologique Internationale (FCI), the Israeli Kennel Club and the Israeli Toy Dog Club. All puppies and dogs in our kennel are checked by a vet who specializes in the breed, the club's breed supervisor and is regularly entered for dog shows. The kennel emphasizes the welfare of our dogs.