Boston Terriers

The Boston Terrier was the result of an English Bulldog and an English Terrier cross. It comes in a range of colours and markings. The black and white variety that resembles a tuxedo is the most renowned, therefore it is nicknamed the American Gentleman. Its temperament is also gentle and friendly, which makes it an ideal companion animal. In this category, there are questions relating to the Boston Terrier.

756 Questions

Why do Englishmen call the people in America 'Americans'?

America is named after explorer Amerigo Vespucci. The official name of our country is United States of America thus we are called "Americans" not just by the Britons but by most nations around the world.

As noted above, the Americas were named after Amerigo Vespucci, an Italian navigator working in service to the Portuguese. This naming first was popularized by a German map-maker (Martin Waldseemuller), who in 1507 produced a map labeling the newly discovered continents as "America".

In common English, the term "America" can be applied to two entities: either the entire New World landmass (North, Central, and South Americas), or to the nation of The United States of America. At the time of creation of the U.S.A., it was still very common to refer to the New World as "the Americas" (note the plural and capitalization), though the use of "america" (lower case, singular) was uncommon, and the adjective "american" was even less common - the reason american was seldom used was because it was exceedingly vague, and, in any case, the English tended to prefer the terms "the Colonies" or "the New World". It is unclear why the Founding Fathers of the U.S.A. chose to use the singular in the name, rather than the plural.

In any case, after the founding of the U.S.A., both the new country's citizen and the British began to use the shortened "American" to describe nationals of the U.S.A., and now used "America" (capitalized) as a shorthand for the United States. This is likely due to similar shortening of "Great Britain" to "British", and is a common usage pattern in English (that is, the use of the last noun in a long formal name as a "nickname" for the thing).

Both British and American English has not come up with a suitable equivalent to "European" to describe a person who comes from the New World, as the common usage of "American" has now been completely changed to refer solely to the U.S.A. English uses the awkward "North American", "Central American", and "South American" to refer to those areas.

Other languages (chiefly Spanish and Portuguese) still retain the secondary meaning of "american" (non-capitalized) to refer to the entire New World. However, in any context or language, the proper meaning of a capitalized "American" specifically refers to the U.S.A.

Is it common for the Boston Terrier to have digestive problems?

Yes, some Boston Terriers tend to have problems with gas, and this is usually because of their diet. If you trying changing his/her diet, it may help your pet's digestive problems. If changing the diet does not help, I'd suggest speaking to a local vet.

What is the average running speed of a man?

The original answer is misleading 15MPH is world class.

Sprinting up to 100 yards - record is ~23 MPH - average ~14

Running up to a mile /1600 meters record is ~16MPH - average ~10MPH

Marathon distance record ~26 Mile/42 Km is ~13MPH/21KmPH

reasonable 9MPH 14KmPH (NY marathon qualification time)

For figuring out how fast you can get between two points these are probably better values as they assume you can actually not spend too much time recovering.

The Average walking speed is 3-4 MPH 5-6 KmPH or about 100 yards/meters per minute

Running speed sustained is about twice that 8 MPH, 12 KmPH or 200 yards/meters per minute.

Are Boston Terriers born with tails or are they docked?

Boston Terriers are born with tails, they just vary in size.

Some have little nubs as tails or they have one they can move.

Boston terrier neurological disorder?

a Boston terrier is a dog.......... and that's an incomplete sentence. what are you asking exactly?

Answer 2

for a neurological disorder, this can be caused by epilepsy, diabetes or cushings disease

What is the average running speed of a dog?

Most domesticated dogs run at speeds from 16 to 31 miles per hour. Some dogs are much slower than others, such as the Pekingese. Average speed for most dogs is probably around 25 miles per hour.

Members of the greyhound family are considered the fastest, and have been clocked at up to 42 miles per hour.

Can a Doberman and Boston terrier mix?

of course they can! all dogs can mate with each other, just like humans. i actually have a little fellow that is half boston terrier half doberman. i have seen mom and dad and the owners are also shocked at the results. he is definitely very cute. he has the brown doberman colours, he's bigger than a boston terrier but smaller then a doberman, he has beautiful underlying black brindle through his brown fur.

How old was the oldest Boston Terrier?

I am not sure about this,but the oldest I would think would probabily be around 12-15.

What is the average life span of Boston terriers?

They can live up to 15 years or more, but the average is around 13 years.
10- 14 years.

How many puppies do border terriers have?

Border Terriers usually have between 2-8 puppies, with the average being 4-5 puppies.

How big does a Boston Terrier Lab mix get?

Well, I have one and he is now full grown. I would say he is between 60-75 lbs. He wont be still to be weighed though! Very hyper and excited dog...LOL He's not very tall but he's stout...

How many Bostons are there in the US?

* Boston, Massachusetts, USA * Boston, Kentucky, USA * Boston, Georgia, USA * Boston Heights, Ohio, USA * Boston, Indiana, USA * Boston, New York, USA * Boston, Texas, USA * Boston Township, Michigan, USA * North Boston, New York, USA * South Boston, Virginia, USA New Boston is the name of some places in the United States of America: * New Boston, Illinois * New Boston, Michigan * New Boston, Missouri * New Boston, New Hampshire * New Boston Air Force Station, New Hampshire * New Boston, Ohio * New Boston, Texas There is also New Boston-Morea, Pennsylvania.

How many pups will your Boston terrier have?

The average litter size for Boston Terriers is anywhere from 3 to 4 puppies.

Can calf raises improve your speed?

The main function of the calves (gastronemius and soleus) are plantar flexion of the foot. Seeing as how plantar flexion is involved in walking and to an extent in running, in theory it should help improve speed. I wouldn't go as far to say it's going to take a few tenths of a second off your 100meter dash, but it would surely go a long way towards strength the joint around the ankle and making it more sustainable to high impact sprinting. The hamstrings are the muscles that are going to make the biggest difference when it comes to speed improvement.

What can you do if you have over shocked your pool and the water looks like milk and feels like overly softened water?

My suggestion would be to dilute the water by draining 1/2 of it & refilling it with the wonderful spring water that you have. :O

How long is a Boston terrier pregnant before giving birth?

Gestation Period For DogsThe gestation period for dogs is 63 days. Most people think this is 63 days from the day that the dogs are bred. However, it is 63 days from the day the Dam ovulates. It still is very close to the day tho that most people mark down that the Dam and Sire breed. If you are unsure as to what day your Dam ovulated, be sure to count 63 days from the breeding day to expect your fun loving liter of pups!

What is the name of the neurological disorder that commonly effects Boston Terriers?

It's called Hydrocephalus and can cause other problems for this breed. It has been noted that ProHeart 6 causes neurological damage in the Boston Terrier Breed. NOTE: It is very important that you talk to your vet about ANY vaccinations this breed of dog gets and some vaccinations can cause problems. I found an excellent site I think would interest you and you can ask this lady questions about your Boston Terrier. Please go onto: Good luck

What is the name of a large terrier?

Oorang Airedale Terrier

(Oorang Airedale Terrier is an oversized version of the smaller Airedale Terrier)

Do Boston terriers tails have to be docked?

No they don't. The American Kennel Club is tyring to bring back the long tail.

You think your Boston Terrier has a cold how can you tell he seems to be laboring to breathe?

Take him to the vet immediately, breathing trouble is bad. A cold will not give him breathing problems as such, visit immediately a Veterinary Clinic, breathing problems may indicate pneumonia, heart problems or other important disorders