Are boston terriers obedient?

Asked By: Tatyana Tromp
Date created: Wed, Dec 9, 2020 3:44 PM
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Obedience Training for Boston Terriers.

Having a Boston Terrier can bring joy to a family, however some owners have found their dogs having behavioral problems which are often hard to completely eliminate.

Answered By: Eldon Stoltenberg
Date created: Thu, Dec 10, 2020 5:47 PM
No, the American Kennel Club does not recognize the Boston Terrier as a Terrier. The Boston Terrier is in the AKC Non-Sporting group. The Terriers have their own group.

Boston Terriers are not lap dogs, but they show lots of affection towards the people that are their family.

They are very portable and love outings as well as being at home.

The truth is, they love being anywhere with their owners.

The Boston Terrier is very sensitive to your mood and your feelings.


Boston Terriers are generally very non-aggressive, easy going dogs; however they can exhibit signs of aggression from time to time.

It's definitely not the norm and is never considered acceptable.

You should never allow your Boston Terrier to achieve dominant status over you, any adult, or child.


Not known to be barkers, Boston Terriers don't make the best guard dogs β€” especially because they're too friendly to strangers! Obedience instructors and veterinary behaviorists counsel many clients whose Bostons display neurotic behavior, such as ceaseless barking, hyperactivity, and aggression.

What Are Brachycephalic Dogs? ... Popular brachycephalic breeds include English and French bulldogs, bull mastiffs, Boston terriers, boxers, pugs, shih tzus, Lhasa apsos and Pekingese, among others. The term can also be applied to mixed breed dogs that inherited this trait from brachycephalic ancestors.

The offspring interbred with one or more French Bulldogs, providing the foundation for the Boston Terrier.

Bred down in size from fighting dogs of the Bull and Terrier types, the Boston Terrier originally weighed up to 44 pounds (20 kg) (Olde Boston Bulldogge).

The breed was first shown in Boston in 1870.


Adult Boston Terriers often chew as a result of anxiety brought about by separation.

Dogs also chew on things because they are bored or it is simply a part of their play.

You should understand that all dogs undergo the teething stage when they are still puppies.

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