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Bostinese Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Bostinese so you can get to know the breed more.

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Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed Boston Terrier and Pekingese mix

Bostinese Size and Weight

Is a Bostinese small, medium or large dog?

How big do Bostinese get?

What is the average size of a Bostinese?

How much does the Bostinese weigh? How much should a Bostinese weight? What is the normal weight of a Bostinese? How much does a full-grown Bostinese weight?
10-25 pounds (6-11kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Bostinese?
17.5 pounds (8.5 kg)
How tall is the Bostinese? Bostinese height:
15-17 inches (38-43 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Bostinese?
16 inches (40.5 cm)

Bostinese Price and Availability

How much does the Bostinese puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of a Bostinese in the United States? How much money is a Bostinese?

Where to buy a Bostinese with a good pedigree?

If you choose to purchase the Bostinese, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Bostinese for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Bostinese gets to a happy place.
How easy is it to get a Bostinese? How many Bostinese are there in the world?
Very frequent: The Bostinese is quite easy to get. There is a risk of overbreeding, as it is an extremely popular breed.

Inbreeding is common because of its popularity. A new study suggests that inbreeding contributes to the incidence of disease and health problems.

So be careful, buy from a trustworthy place or kennel and seek the help of an experienced person, a professional, to make the right decision.

Bostinese Trainability and Intelligence

Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Bostinese? Is the Bostinese breed dumb or smart?
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one. Keep in mind that if you want to teach them any tricks, they understand and memorize new commands in 40-80 repetitions. Bostinese obey the first command 30% of the time or better. So if you want to have a smart dog, you might have to reconsider your choice with this breed.

The Bostinese ranks below average in the intelligence ranking of dogs.

Are Bostinese dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train a Bostinese?
Bostinese dogs are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Watchdog Ability
Is Bostinese good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Bostinese dogs are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but observation isn't considered their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Bostinese dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Bostinese dogs strongly protect their territory. This breed is a complete security guard, so you don't have to be afraid in case of danger.

Bostinese Personality and Temperament

What kind of personality does the Bostinese have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Bostinese sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Bostinese dogs don't tolerate irregular daily routines, noisy households, and frequent guest visits really well.

They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Bostinese a good family dog?
High: Bostinese dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dogs for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Bostinese need? Bostinese social needs:
Bostinese dogs are a social breed. They enjoy being around people or other animals. This breed doesn't tolerate being left alone.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Bostinese to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Bostinese roam?
The wanderlust potential of the Bostinese is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Bostinese have high prey drive?
Bostinese dogs have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Bostinese dogs are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.

Bostinese Activity and Playfulness

How playful is this breed?
Bostineses are not the most playful dog breed. Sometimes they do like playing, but that's not their favorite activity.
Do Bostinese dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Bostinese bark?
Average: The Bostinese barks occasionally. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and the same barks could have different meanings.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Apartment Friendly
Is Bostinese good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have a Bostinese in an apartment?
Very house-friendly dog the Bostinese breed. It's good if you have a small garden where he can go out and do his business, but it's not important at all. You can get enough exercise with one or two walks a day, so keeping them indoors shouldn't be a problem.

Bostinese Adaptability and Independence

Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Bostinese dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Bostinese be left alone? How long can you leave a Bostinese alone?
Bostinese dogs 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.

Bostinese Bite Characteristics

Bite Force PSI
Does the Bostinese has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Bostinese? How much bite force does a Bostinese have? How strong is a Bostinese bite?

Between 100 and 200 PSI 🔽

Bostinese bite force: Weak. The Bostinese bite force is considered weak when compared to other dog breeds. The bite force Bostinese measurements usually fall below 200 PSI, making them one of the breeds with the weakest bite force. The bite force of a Bostinese may be weak, but it's important to remember that any dog's bite can still be dangerous if not managed properly. Despite the bite force of Bostinese being lower, it does not make them any less lovable or enjoyable as pets.

Bostinese bite wounds might not be as severe, but it is still essential to be cautious and prevent any biting incidents.

They are usually not aggressive and very friendly towards children and other animals. To ensure a well-behaved dog, it's essential to learn how to train a Bostinese puppy not to bite from an early age. With proper training and socialization, a Bostinese can be a wonderful addition to any family, providing love and companionship for years to come.

Biting Potential
Do Bostinese bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Bostinese? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Bostinese? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Bostinese has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Bostinese do?
Bostinese dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Bostinese dogs need to be taught a good attitude.

Bostinese Health and Lifespan

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Bostinese dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Bostineses are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Bostinese breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Bostinese breed? Most common health risks of Bostinese:
CataractsHeart MurmursPatellar LuxationAllergiesProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)DeafnessEntropionIntervertebral Disk DiseaseCherry EyeExposure Keratopathy SyndromeDistichiasisMitral Valve DiseaseCryptorchidismEctopic CiliaBrain TumorsMegaesophagusReverse SneezingCleft PalateBrachycephalic SyndromeHydrocephalusKeratoconjunctivitis Sicca
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Bostinese breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Bostinese see the vet?
The Bostinese should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year). If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Bostinese dogs live? How old can a Bostinese be? What is the age limit of the Bostinese? How many years can the oldest Bostinese live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Bostinese?

How long is the lifespan of a Bostinese?

13-15 years
The average lifespan of Bostinese: 14 years
Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur. Dogs with a double coat of fur have a layer of fur that insulates their skin and helps protect them from the cold and the heat.

Bostinese Energy and Activity

Energy Level
How much energy does the Bostinese have? What is the activity level of the Bostinese?
Bostinese dogs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Bostinese need? How much exercise do Bostinese dogs require per day?

Do Bostinese dogs need a lot of exercises?

Bostinese dogs exercise need is minimal. If you live a slow life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Bostinese breed need?
Bostinese dogs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered a lazy breed.

Bostinese Diet and Weight Management

Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Bostinese need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Bostinese breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Bostinese? How much food should I feed my Bostinese?
0.5 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Bostinese risk for obesity:
Average: The Bostinese has an average risk for obesity. Daily walks should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding.

If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Bostinese weight regularly.

Bostinese Allergies and Grooming

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Bostinese have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
What color is the breed's coat? What color are proper Bostinese coats?
BlackGray Red Cream White Fawn Brindle Seal
How to groom the Bostinese and how often? How often should I take my Bostinese to the groomer?
Average: The Bostinese requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential.

Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections.

Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes.

Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath.

If you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of your Bostinese, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment.

Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk-in dog bath places nearby.

Shedding Level
How much do Bostinese dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Bostinese? Do Bostinese dogs shed a lot?
Bostinese dogs shed moderately. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. Regular brushing reduces the amount of hair that sheds. It mostly depends on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Bostinese need a bath? How often should you give a Bostinese a bath? Can I bathe my Bostinese every day?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup. According to a study, 56% of pet parents don’t bathe their dogs as frequently as they should, and 60% use the sniff test when deciding when it’s bath time.

Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

Is the Bostinese breed hypoallergenic?
Bostinese dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions. Some dog breeds are even considered to higher possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?


The Bostinese has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Bostinese drool?
The Bostinese is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Bostinese could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimum compared to others, just like the Bostinese.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Bostinese Good With

Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Bostinese dogs get along with other pets? Are Bostinese dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Bostinese dogs are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Bostinese temperament with other people:
Bostinese dogs are stranger-friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Are Bostinese dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Bostinese temperament with children:
Bostinese dogs are average friendly dogs towards children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Bostinese dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Bostinese breed live with a cat?
Bostinese dogs are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Bostinese good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Bostinese dogs get along with other dogs?
Bostinese dogs are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Bostinese can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Bostinese breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Bostinese breed suitable for first-time owners?
Bostinese dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Bostinese dogs good office canines? Do Bostinese dogs make good office-friendly pets? Can they be office dogs?
Bostinese is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Bostinese dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Bostinese temperament with senior people? Are Bostinese dogs good for elderly owners?
Bostineses are commonly okay with elderly people.

Bostinese As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Bostinese be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).

Bostinese is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Bostinese be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Bostinese be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Bostinese is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Bostinese be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. 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.

Bostinese is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Bostinese be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Bostinese is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Bostinese be a boat dog?

Not really

Bostinese breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Bostinese be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.

Bostinese is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Bostinese dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Bostinese Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Bostinese pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Bostinese breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Bostinese: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.

During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.

The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.

The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.

The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.

The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.

Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Bostinese have in a litter? How many puppies can the Bostinese breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Bostinese have? How many puppies can a Bostinese give birth to?
3-5 puppies

Bostinese Recognition

AKC Group
Is Bostinese recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Bostinese recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.

Bostinese Pros and Cons

  • Trainability: Bostinese dogs are easy to train.
  • Health Issues: Bostineses are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Apartment Friendly: Very house-friendly dog the Bostinese breed.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Bostinese is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Adaptability: Bostinese dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Cat Friendly: Bostinese dogs are very cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Bostinese dogs are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Bostinese dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Intelligent Rank: Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
  • Hypoallergenic: Bostinese dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reactions.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: The wanderlust potential of the Bostinese is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Bostinese dogs 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.
  • Office Friendly: Bostinese is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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