Boston Terrier - Small dog breeds with long hairs
Boston Terriers is most popular among small-sized dog breeds since their origin a little more than 100 years ago. They were initially bred to be the fighting dog, but nowadays, they are affectionate, gentle companions with tux-like markings that earned them the name "American gentleman."
This breed is known for being intelligent as well as affectionate and lively nature that makes them remarkably adorable, though their sometimes spurts or hyperactivity or headstrong character can land them in hot water along their owners. Any apprehension about their behavior, although, soon heart will melt when they look up at you with those round, huge eyes that seem to "I love you Hooman."
The Boston Terrier's loving and lively nature, as well as small size, makes him an ideal family companion and pet. They love to amuse people of all ages and adore children with their unique, antics and appealing expressions. They are a perfect companion for older people and apartment dwellers. However even-tempered and gentle, they have the spunky attitude of their Terrier bloodline.
When we talk about the small dog breeds with long hairs, the Boston Terrier wears a smooth, beautiful coat that comes in three colors: seal, brindle or black with the reddish cast under sunlight. They all come with chest and face blaze and a white muzzle, giving them the appearance of wearing a tux. Hence, the nickname "American Gentleman."
They typically do not come in a solid color such as gray, black or white. However, it is recommended to stay wary of breeders who try to sell you Terrier on "rare color." It is always a red flag if you find any breeder who is not sticking to the breed standard while selling the Terrier.
You can brush them 2-3 times a week to avoid the build-up tartar. Also, brushing helps them shed less. Their nails should be trimmed once or twice a month.
Moreover, his ears should be checked weekly for bad odor or redness. Use the soft cotton bud and with a gentle hand to remove the dirt and excess wax. Do not insert just anything in his ears to avoid injury.