While searching for an appropriate dog crate, consider how big you expect your Boston Terrier to grow. Dog crates usually show a strength rating based on weight of dog.
Average weight of adult Boston Terrier = 10-25 lbs
Make sure your dog crate is a few inches higher than your dogs height.
Average height of adult Boston Terrier = 15-17 inches
A little about the Boston Terrier:
The Boston Terriers origins are well documented. Around 1865, the coachmen employed by the upper class of Boston began to cross breed some of their employers dogs. One of the offspring of this cross breeding was a dog named Hooper’s Judge. This dog was over 28 pounds and interbred with one or more small sized French Bulldogs. The resulting dog started to resemble what we now think of as the Boston Terrier.
By 1889, the breed had become sufficiently popular in Boston for the American Bull Terrier Club to be formed. The breeds nickname was the “roundheads”.
Shortly after the name was changed to the Boston Terrier Club.
The Boston Terrier was acknowledged as a breed in 1889.
In the early years of this breed, the color markings were not very important. However in the early 1900s, the breeds distinctive markings had become an essential feature. The Boston Terrier quickly gained favor throughout America, ranking as one of the most popular breeds in the early to middle 1900s and retaining great popularity today.
The Boston Terrier is a pretty happy go lucky dog. Very relaxed and has an easy to please temperament. They can be very protective of their owners which most owners of this bread find quite endearing. This breed is also generally quiet and usually only barks when necessary.
The Boston Terrier is a lively dog that needs light daily exercise and needs affection from their owners. Something that comes easily for this lovable dog. Consider the level of mental and physical exercise your Boston Terrier needs when figuring out your crate training schedule.
Boston Terrier exercise requirements = 1 out of 5
(5 being the breed of dog that requires the highest level of exercise)
Average life span of the Boston Terrier = 10-14 years
Dog crates combined with dogs not getting enough exercise will result in behavior problems. The Boston Terrier needs their daily exercise for them to behave well at home. Dog crates work best when your dog is getting the exercise he needs. If you’re going to use a dog crate, make sure he’s getting that exercise.
Both you and he will be happier for it.