Boston Terrier 101: Weight & Size

The Boston Terrier breed is a highly sociable, friendly, and intelligent dog great for big families and children. Unlike their origins, which suggest that they were bred as fighting dogs and aggressive hunting, they are quite gentle and affectionate. Well, they are after all named as the American Gentleman! These dogs are quite tolerable with children and are very expressive especially with their eyes! Read on to learn more on their size and some of the advantages they have because of it!

Boston Terrier 101: Weight & Size

In terms of their physiological characteristics, their weight is usually between 10 - 25 pounds and has a height of 15 - 17 inches at the shoulder. According to the AKC standards of Boston Terriers, the breed has three different size categories. There are those under 15 pounds (7 kilograms), 15 pounds and under 20 pounds (7-9 kilograms), and lastly, there are 20 pounds and not exceeding 25 pounds (9-11 kilograms).

They are small to medium-sized dogs and because of their size, there are quite a lot of advantages from it. Here are just some of the advantages of their size.


We all love showing off our furry fellas may it be outdoors, in the malls, or any other public area! I mean, who wouldn’t love to show these gentlemen around right especially that they just seem to gravitate outdoors for playtime. Due to this, Boston Terriers are easier to transport in long distances in your car and you can keep an easy eye out for them when they’re frolicking on the grounds. Be careful though, these small furballs can be faster than the speed of light sometimes!


It’s no question that because of their small size, you’ll definitely be saving a lot when it comes to their food intake. However, be warned that Boston Terriers can be easily carried away while eating and if not monitored can be obese later on. Here’s a helpful food guide you can check out that gives tips on regulating their intake as well as the appropriate meals for their size!

Another thing to take note of because of this perk is that you can also spend a lot more on the other needs of your Boston Terrier! From dog clothes, toys, and other accessories, you’ll surely spoil them nonetheless.


The American Gentleman’s natural tuxedo may not be the easiest to groom but it sure does help that they are compact by nature. It makes it easier to bathe them, brush their teeth, and not to mention that they are easy to transport to the vet for their grooming needs! If you’re curious about some tips to handle your Boston Terrier’s shedding head over to this article for more helpful info!

The Boston Terrier is such an adorable and affectionate breed. They are tolerable with children and love all the attention you can give! If you have a big family at home, it would definitely be a perfect environment for them. Boston Terriers experience loneliness whenever there's no one around with them so make sure to give them all the love in the world when you get back home!

Want to learn more about Boston Terriers? Here's our Boston Terrier 101 guide that will surely convince you to get one for your family (if you're not already a bonafide Boston Terrier parent!)

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