The Boston Terrier, also known as “The American Gentleman,” was created in the 1860s. Yes, the Boston Terrier is by no means a purebred dog but has since become its own unique breed.
The goal was to create a breed capable of competing in pit fighting and ratting competitions. But once the English Terrier crossed with the English Bulldog, they created something that they didn’t expect.
Boston Terriers love and are more loving than the aggressive fighters their breeders expected. They are able to live in small areas, have beautiful coats and make excellent k-9 service dogs. They can have health problems that could endanger their longevity. The Boston Terrier could be made healthier by being mixed with the following breeds:
Boston Terrier Mixed Breeds
There are many mixes of this already mixed breed. Some are more popular than others and are easier to find, but they all need your love. Here are 20 unique mixes with the Boston Terrier.
Breeds: Labrador Retriever and Boston Terrier mix
One of the more strange mixed breeds due to the difference in size, the Boston Lab is the combination of the Lab and the tiny Boston Terrier. Because of their positive traits, you can expect a smart, intelligent, friendly, and people-focused pet.
The Boston Lab has one of the largest size variants of the mixed breeds and can be anywhere from 12 to 80 pounds. Although it is abnormal for them to be anywhere close to 70, be prepared in case that happens. Your Boston Lab will likely be 50-60 pounds. They are also short-lived at 11-13 years.
You’ll have one of the most affectionate dogs you’ll ever meet. Despite their large size, they require very little exercise. They shed all year, but they will be more active during the summer.
Breeds: Bichon Frise and Boston Terrier mix
You will be awestruck when you meet the Bostchon. This adorable little guy is a mix of the Boston Terrier and the Bichon Frise.
They are small and compact, so they can be carried in a bag. They will weight a max of 12-18 pounds and are long-lived at 13-15 years. They are usually white with large, black eyes and small noses.
They shed very little, despite having a fluffy coat. So don’t worry too much about grooming. Keep mats out of your dogs’ coats. They are lively and intelligent. Bostchons love to be lap dogs.
Breeds: Brussels Griffon and Boston Terrier mix
Brussel Griffons and Boston Terriers are both lively and funny, so mixing them together will bring out those qualities tenfold. The Brusston can be as small as a toy and as heavy as a little dog with a weight between 7 to 25 pounds. You can expect them to live 11 to 15 years.
Year-round shedding can be a hassle, but their smooth coat makes them easy to maintain. They will likely inherit the distinctive mustache muzzle and beard that make them look like an older man.
They will inherit brachycephalic from their parents. This could lead to health problems later in life. You should also be aware of eye tearing, respiratory problems, and oral health.
Breeds: Cairn Terrier and Boston Terrier mix
The Cairn Terrier is a mix of the Boston Terrier and Cairoston. Mixing terriers can result in a more similar temperament than a random mixture from their parents. You can expect a lively, intelligent, and social dog that is influenced by their Cairn Terrier parents. They are small but possess a huge personality. You’re not going to find them bigger than 25 pounds, although a Cairoston that big is rare. Expect them to be under 20 pounds and short. They may struggle to get along with small children because they are so tiny. To avoid injury to your Cairoston, it’s best to socialize them as soon as possible.
Cairostons shed very little throughout the year and require minimal brushing. They can inherit the tuxedo coat from the Bostoner Terrier, beige, brindle coat or light coat from the Cairn Terrier. It’s better to have a longer snout than the Carin so that they don’t get respiratory problems.
Breeds: Dachshund and Boston Terrier mix
Dachshund and Boston Terriers are considered to be intelligent breeds, but the Dachshund can really be impressive with how quick they pick up training. Bodachs are smart and will always be willing to please.
Since Dachshunds come in multiple sizes, the weight of the Bodash could vary, but they’ll likely be around 15 pounds. However, if the Dachshund parent is large, you can expect the Bodash to be over 30 pounds. Because of their tiny legs, Dachshunds will always be very short.
Bodashes can be independent and smart and love to run with you. They will run better if they have the Boston Terrier parent’s longer muscular build. Bodashes will inherit the wire-haired coat, which will make grooming easy and reduce shedding.
Breeds: Cocker Spaniel and Boston Terrier mix
The hybrid Boston Spaniel
is a cross between a Cocker Spaniel, and a Boston Terrier. These breeds are readily available if you’re interested in purchasing them. One of the most beloved Boston Terrier mix is the Boston Spaniel.
Both the Boston Terrier and the Cocker Spaniel have bright and happy personalities. They are affectionate and fun-loving. With their ability to interact with children, the Boston Spaniel could be almost considered a nanny dog.
The Boston Spaniel can be anywhere from 12 to 30 pounds and have a typical lifespan of 10 to 14 years. Although they are not known to shed, they may shed more depending on the season. They love to jump and play every day so make sure they get enough exercise.
Breeds: Jack Russell and Boston Terrier mix
With the Jack Russell being a robust, fast, and intense hunter and tracker, you can bet the Bojack will inherit those qualities. Bojacks are more like the Jack Russell and their genes are more prominent than those of the Boston Terrier. This is a good thing, since the Jack Russell is healthier than their Boston Terrier parents.
They are easy to keep and have a great sense of humor. You should take them outside to exercise or they might develop behavioral problems. The Jack Russell is a hunter instinct and cannot be trained. Therefore, it’s important to adopt them along with another animal (dog or cat). It could be dangerous to adopt them with another animal (dog, cat, etc.)
Bojacks have easy-to-maintain coats. Because their hair is so short, you won’t have to brush it. You will only have to trim their nails.
Breeds: French Bulldog and Boston Terrier mix
*Frenchtons can be very energetic and excite dogs, but it can be hard to train them due to their flighty nature. Both the Boston Terrier and French Bulldog have strong, stocky bodies. Both dogs may look to be light, but once you pick them up, you may be surprised that they can weigh over 30 pounds.
The curse of the brachycephalic faces strikes again. This curse will be passed on to the Frenchton because they have both squished faces. They are more short-lived than the average small dog and can live at most 11-13 years. Their health problems are the main reason.
They shed little and need minimal grooming. They will most likely have the Boston Terrier’s tuxedo coat, but Frenchton can also be beige. These dogs are often mistaken for one another, but they are quite different.
Breeds: Lhasa Apso and Boston Terrier mix
The Bosapso is also a tiny cutie made by the Lhasa Apso, Boston Terrier and Boston Terrier. This adorable teddy bear is full of personality and heart. They love to be held and talked to by anyone, even strangers. They love to be loved.
The Bosapso will be very small at around 12 to 15 pounds, and they won’t be tall either. They will inherit the squished look, but they are less likely to have health problems than other mixes. This is because they are not as squished like the Boston Terrier.
Because of their fluffy coats, Bosapsos need to be brushed daily. You should also trim their nails frequently as they grow so fast. Bosapsos are likely to have a tri-colored coat consisting of white, brown, and black.
Breeds: Papillon and Boston Terrier mix
The Papillon’s large ears and long hair makes them appear like they’re about fly away. This is why the name Papillon means “butterfly”. Although the Bostillon will not inherit these gorgeous ear hairs they will be able to get large, pointy and perky ear lobes.
The Bostillon will look more like the Paillon, so they won’t have the flat faces. They are long-lived thanks to this at around 13-16 years. They can also be as heavy as 25 pounds.
*Your Bostillon will be easy because they love to please their owners. They are bright and cheerful and love to talk, but maybe a little too much.
Miniature Boston Pinscher
Breeds: Miniature Pinscher and Boston Terrier mix
The Miniature Pinscher is a toy version of the much bigger German Pinscher. Although they share many of the same qualities, their smaller counterparts have more health issues than their larger counterparts. These issues are almost gone when they are combined with the Boston Terrier.
Minpins will likely look similar to the Pinscher, with the pinched ears and black coat. Their beautiful brown eyes and long, snout are not to be overlooked. Because they have a short coat, they don’t shed much so it is worth brushing them every week.
Similar to most German breeds, the Minpin will be really smart and easy to train, but they can have a stubborn streak due to the “too-smart-for-their-own-good” factor.
Breeds: Pomeranian and Boston Terrier mix
Pomeranians, the giant puffballs of dog world, are a great mix with the Boston Terrier. It is possible to obtain a Pomston with a shorter hair, but they are rarer. A tuxedo-colored, puffy-coated breed is even rarer.
*If they have long hair they may shed a lot. To avoid mats, make sure you brush their hair often. It may be a good idea to trim their hair so that it doesn’t get in your way. You can expect lots of fur from them, which is why they are known as lap dogs.
Pomstons are healthy, have a good education, and can be trained to love and work hard. They will be happy to please you at all times. Pomeranians are expensive by themselves, so expect to pay a higher premium for this mix.
Breeds: Pug and Boston Terrier mix
The Pug and Boston Terrier make the adorable Bugg. However, they also have a lot to worry about. Because of their small airways, their muzzles will be a problem. Blindness, respiratory problems, and joint problems are all possible.
Both the Pug and Boston Terrier will be small at 12 to 25 pounds and will live for 11 to 15 years. The Bugg will have a very short coat, which will need to be brushed every other week. They are affectionate and active, and they make wonderful lap dogs.
Buggs will also be playful and lively. They love to cuddle and jump in your arms.
Breeds: Poodle and Boston Terrier mix
Poodles are often considered to be the smartest dog breed and for a good reason. They are easy to train and love their owners. The Bossipoo, a Boston Terrier and Boston Terrier mix, will be a show stopper. They are not as bossy as their name suggests.
Bossipoos are usually long-lived at 14-18 years. The Poodles’ resilience and few health problems are the main reasons for this longevity. Although their coats are hypoallergenic, they should still be brushed frequently. Bossipoos will inherit more Poodle traits than the Boston Terrier traits.
They are very popular due to their long lives and few health problems. They are smart, cute, highly trainable, and love people.
Breeds: Shih Tzu and Boston Terrier Mix
Boshihs combine two small dogs with similar tuxedo colors. The super lovable Shih Tzu and the loud and boisterous Boston Terrier will make a pup that requires your attention. The brachycephalic facial features are back and can cause digestive, respiratory, or oral health problems.
Despite these issues, they are likely to live long and fulfilled lives. Their life expectancy can range from 14-18, and they will only be at most 16 pounds. They are likely to be less muscular than the Boston Terrier and will be more wiry.
They shed more often than other breeds, but this is not a major problem. Because they are susceptible to gingivitis, they require daily brushing.
Breeds: Beagle and Boston Terrier
The Bolgen terrier is a mix between the Beagle and Boston Terrier. This breed is very special. They are intelligent, well-mannered and full of energy. They are charming and have a distinctive look.
Neither the Beagle or the Boston Terrier are extremely active, so you’ll likely get a pretty mellow pal that you get to hang out with on a daily basis. You won’t find a bigger dog if you adopt this mix of both breeds.
This mix is one of our most popular Boston Terrier mixtures. Their striking looks are easy to see why. This breed is suitable for all levels of dog owners.
Breeds: Pekingese and Boston Terrier mix
The Pekingese are known for their long, thick hair that dangles around their feet. Their owners often cut their hair so that it doesn’t get in their way. The Boston Terrier mix will likely have a shorter and more manageable coat.
The Bostinese will be around 7 to 25 pounds and will be small, as both of their parents. They have an average lifespan of 11 to 14 years. Bosineses are likely to have a prominent underbite, long ears and a compressed nose. Flat muzzles can cause problems in their health throughout their lives.
These little guys have a lot of energy and require anywhere from 45 to 1 hour a day of exercise. They are smart and easy to train. Bostineses get along well with children and other pets.
The Boston Terrier, a short-nosed breed, can have health issues. However, with proper breeding, these problems may disappear. Because each breed has its own unique needs, it can be difficult to find the right breed. Be prepared to be surprised when you adopt a designer breed puppy. It is difficult to predict how a mixed-breed dog will behave or look.
No matter who your friend is, they will be there for you as long as you live. All Boston Terrier mix dogs want to be loved and respected. Taking on a new family member can be a big responsibility. Be prepared!