American Boston Bull Terrier

For a dog that resembles a larger Boston terrier and has the calmer disposition of an American pit bull terrier, the American Boston bull terrier may be the dog that your family is looking for. The Boston terrier and the American Staffordshire terrier, also known as the American pit bull terrier, are the parent breeds that were crossed to create the American Boston bull terrier. During the late 1900s, such hybrid crossings became popular as a means to create breeds that exemplified the favorable traits and reduced the health risks of the two parent breeds. Also known as designer dogs, hybrids differ from true mixed breeds in that two very specific purebred dogs are purposely crossed to create the new breed.

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Breed Type
Life Span
12-15 Years
Other Names
American Pit Bull Terrier hybrid, Boston Terrier hybrid, American Boston Bull Terrier

American Boston Bull Terrier Build Information

Length (Male)
13-20 in.
Length (Female)
14-16 in.
15 - 25 lbs
Litter Size
4 - 5 Puppies
Tail Dock or Crop
Preferred Climate
Any Climate

The American Boston bull terrier is a compact and muscular dog. The breed stands at an average height of 17 inches and weighs between 10 and 25 pounds. The smooth, short coat may be black and white, brindle and white, brown and white or seal in color. The tail may be long and straight, or it may be docked shortly after birth. The pointy ears stand erect.

Behaviour and Personality

Kid Friendliness
Affection Level
Activity Level
Energy Level
Guardian Skills

The American Boston bull terrier is an enthusiastic dog that gets along with children. It can get along with other pets as long as it is raised with them. American Boston bull terriers make loyal and effective watchdogs.

They are intelligent and easy to train when their stubborn streak does not kick in.

American Boston bull terriers need daily mental stimulation and physical exercise to keep them out of trouble. They are good candidates for canine sport activities.


Black Blue Gray Gray Light Brown Red-Black Brindle Salt & Pepper Tan Brindle White
Low Maintenance
Coat Type

The smooth coat of an American Boston bull terrier can be easily maintained with a weekly brushing session with a grooming mitt. A more frequent home dental care routine is needed, however. Brush the dog’s teeth at least every other day to remove the plaque that can lead to tartar accumulation and periodontal disease.

Common Health Conditions in American Boston Bull Terriers

American Boston bull terriers live average lifespans of 15 years. Some health concerns that can carry over from the parent breeds include hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, patellar luxation, progressive retinal atrophy, hypothyroidism, heart disease, congenital deafness and epilepsy. If the American Boston bull terrier inherits more of the Boston terrier’s brachycephalic facial structure, then the risks for airway disease and heat stroke increase.

American Boston Bull Terrier Pet Insurance

When adding a dog or cat to your family you want to make sure your pet is happy, healthy and protected. During its lifetime your pet is exposed to many illnesses and diseases and some breeds are affected by a congenital disease which is a condition existing at birth. At these moments when your pet is ill or maybe needs surgery, you want to be protected for the unexpected and high veterinarian costs.

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Breed's Talents and Facts

Moderately easy to train
Hunting Companion
Ideal for Tracking
Dutiful Watchdog
Security Guard Capable
Police Performer
Wet Water rescues
Assist Disable Owners
Dog Sledding
Trainable for Tricks
  • The American Boston bull terrier is an American pit bull terrier and Boston terrier cross
  • The American Boston bull terrier is an alert, gentle and intelligent family member and an effective watchdog
  • The American Boston bull terrier stands roughly 17 inches tall and weighs 10 to 25 pounds
  • American Boston bull terriers have moderate energy levels
  • American Boston bull terriers require minimal grooming
  • The average lifespan for an American Boston bull terrier is 15 years

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