8 kg (approx)
12 years (approx)
Compact, alert dog described as a clean cut American gentleman in a tuxedo. Upright ears, short nosed, round dark eyes with a gentle expression. Square muzzle on square head, arched neck, square body standing on tight cat like feet. Natural bob or no tail. Coat colour is light brindle/white right through to almost black/white. A red or Boston with a predominance of white is considered incorrect as is a Boston without the required white markings of muzzle and between the eye (blaze), chest and white on the front feet.
There are many theories as to just where this breed came from but all generally agree if it was to breed a fighting dog it did not work. The original breed where much larger than today's breed but our present day dogs still carry the look of all those that have gone before.
This breed should be friendly and alert. They can be stubborn but usually respond to reward. Most are great around children and other animals. They are great watchdogs who will sound quite aggressive until the visitor is invited in then they are sure the visitor is there for them. They are very much attached to their family and do not do well as a kennel dog. They believe your bed is to share and are most happy lying beside you on the couch.
As this breed is one of the few without a body odour they only require a weekly brush to remove loose hair and a bath every month or so. Be aware that as they have a short nose their eyes are closer to the ground so therefore closer to twigs etc. that can injure the