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Boston Terrier vs Tibetan Terrier vs Border Terrier – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Boston Terrier vs Tibetan Terrier vs Border Terrier" Compare Boston Terrier and Tibetan Terrier. Which is better: Boston Terrier or Tibetan Terrier or Border Terrier?
Name Boston Terrier Tibetan Terrier Border Terrier
OriginsUnited States Tibet England Scotland
Group Companion Dogs Companion Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank2110192
Reviews140
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Other Names Boston Bull, Boston Bull Terrier, Boxwood, American Gentlemen Tsang Apso, Dokhi Apso Russian Bear Schnauzer, Munich Schnauzer, Munchener, Riesenschnauzer
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1893 as a Non-Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1973 as a Non-Sporting breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Small Molossian type Dogs section. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Tibetan breeds section. Recognized by FCI in the Terriers group, in the Large and medium sized Terriers section.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Border Terrier Club Of America, Inc.
Club Espanol De Terriers
Price $600-$800 $1200-$2000 $1200-$1400

General Appearance - Boston Terrier vs Tibetan Terrier vs Border Terrier

Size Small Medium Small
Weight 10-25 pounds (6-11kg) 18-30 pounds (8.2-13.6 kg) Males 13-16 pounds (6-7 kg), Female: 11-14 pounds (5-6 kg)
Avg. Weight 17.5 pounds (8.5 kg) 24 pounds (8.2-13.6 kg) Males 14.5 pounds (6.5 kg), Female: 12.5 pounds (5.5 kg)
Height 15-17 inches (38-43 cm) 14-17 inches (36-43 cm) Male: 13-16 inches (33-41 cm), Female: 11-14 inches (28-36 cm)
Avg. Height 16 inches (40.5 cm) 15.5 inches (39.5 cm) Male: 14.5 inches (37 cm), Female: 12.5 inches (32 cm)

Hair & Care - Boston Terrier vs Tibetan Terrier vs Border Terrier

Coat Fine Thick
Smooth
Rough
Colors White
Brindle
Seal
Black
Silver
Gray
White
Black
Blue
Tan
Red
Grizzle
Wheaten
Grooming
Effortless: The Boston Terrier requires minimal grooming.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Average: The Border Terrier requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Boston Terriers shed moderately.
Tibetan Terriers shed none to minimal.
Border Terriers shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Boston Terrier vs Tibetan Terrier vs Border Terrier

Temperament Affectionate
Friendly
Intelligent
Playful
Aggressive
Gentle
Lively
Affectionate
Energetic
Reserved
Intelligent
Amiable
Gentle
Sensitive
Affectionate
Outright
Tempered
Intelligent
Alert
Fearless
Obedient
Intelligent Rank
Average: Boston Terrier's has average obedience intelligence.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Smart: Border Terrier's has great intelligence.
Trainability
Boston Terriers are quite easy to train.
Tibetan Terriers are quite easy to train.
Border Terriers are easy to train.
Playfulness
Boston Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Tibetan Terrier is a playful breed.
Border Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Sensitivity Level
Boston Terriers don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Border Terriers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Boston Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Tibetan Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Border Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Boston Terriers are a social breed.
Tibetan Terriers are a social breed.
Border Terriers need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Low to Average: The Boston Terrier rarely barks.
Low to Average: The Tibetan Terrier rarely barks.
Average to high: The Border Terrier is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Boston Terriers are average watchdogs.
Tibetan Terriers are average watchdogs.
Border Terriers are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Boston Terriers are average defenders.
Tibetan Terriers are average defenders.
Border Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Moderate
The Boston Terrier has an average chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Tibetan Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Border Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Boston Terriers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Tibetan Terriers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Border Terriers have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Boston Terriers have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Tibetan Terriers have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Border Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Boston Terriers have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Tibetan Terriers have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Border Terriers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Apartment Friendly
Boston Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Tibetan Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Border Terriers are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Boston Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tibetan Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Border Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Boston Terriers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Tibetan Terriers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Fighting Dog Yes
In history, this breed was unfortunately used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Boston Terrier vs Tibetan Terrier vs Border Terrier

Stranger Friendly
Boston Terriers are stranger friendly dogs.
Tibetan Terriers are average friendly towards strangers.
Border Terriers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Boston Terriers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Tibetan Terriers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Border Terriers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Boston Terriers are very cat-friendly dogs.
Tibetan Terriers are average friendly towards cats.
Border Terriers are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Boston Terriers are very dog-friendly dogs.
Tibetan Terriers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Border Terriers are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Boston Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Tibetan Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Border Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Boston Terriers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Tibetan Terriers are commonly okay with elderly people.
Border Terriers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Boston Terriers are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Tibetan Terriers are generally with other pets.
Border Terriers usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Boston Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Tibetan Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Border Terriers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Boston Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Tibetan Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Border Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Boston Terrier vs Tibetan Terrier vs Border Terrier

Health Issues
The Boston Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Tibetan Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Border Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Allergies
Brain Tumors
Cataracts
Cherry Eye
Deafness
Heart Murmurs
Megaesophagus
Patellar Luxation
Reverse Sneezing
Cataracts
Distichiasis
Hip Dysplasia
Hyperthyroidism
Lens Luxation
Patellar Luxation
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Cryptorchidism
Heart Murmurs
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Malocclusions
Patellar Luxation
Pulmonic Stenosis
Seizures
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 12-15 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No Yes Yes
Energy Level
Boston Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Tibetan Terriers are high energy dogs.
Border Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Boston Terriers have an average exercise need.
Tibetan Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Border Terriers have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Boston Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Tibetan Terriers don't need too much sleep.
Border Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 1 1/8 to 1 3/8 cups of a high-quality dog food daily, divided into two meals. 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average.
High: The Border Terrier breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Tibetan Terrier can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Border Terrier can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness Medium
The Boston Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Tibetan Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Border Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Boston Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Tibetan Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Border Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Boston Terrier vs Tibetan Terrier vs Border Terrier

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 3-5 puppies 4-6 puppies 2-8 puppies

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