The average lifespan of a Boston terrier ranges from 11 to 13 years, with some living into the late teens. The Boston terrier originates from the United States, and it was accepted and classified as a non-sporting dog by the American Kennel Club in 1893.
Boston terriers are compact dogs that weigh from 10 to 25 pounds. Boston terriers are said to have a coat resembling a tuxedo, as they are white combined with either black, brindle or dark brown. This breed has a pleasant temperament and is considered an excellent family companion. Boston terriers do not require much open space for running, making them ideal dogs for those who live in cities or apartments.