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(Boston Terrier and West Highland White Terrier mix) The Bostie will have a wiry coat usually in black and white. The Boston Terrier can bring in colors of brindle or brown as well. This is a sturdy well built small dog.

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Character


The Bostie needs lots of love, affection and attention to be at its best. Because of their demanding nature consistent training will be of use. This hybrid gets very attached to its master and makes a good family pet. Introduce him carefully to other dogs and they will be friends forever.

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Size


10-16 inches
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Weight


13-20 pounds
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General Health


Since this is a hybrid, health issues can be inherited from the parent breeds. Although efforts are made to reduce the risk, following are health concerns to be watchful of; Patellar Luxation, Globoid Cell Leukodystrophy, Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease, Craniomandibular Osteopathy

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History


The West Highland White Terrier (Westie) hales from Scotland where it was used for hunting of vermin, badgers and fox. The Boston Terrier was introduced in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Maintenance


Regular brushing to keep mats from the coat is needed. Also an occasional bath. You may need to trim around the eyes. Dental hygiene is recommended.

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Ideal Environment


The Bostie is an indoor dog that needs to be close to its family. It requires lots of affection so this hybrid shouldn\'t be left alone for long periods of time. A yard to play in and indoor play time with an occasional walk should suit this pup well.

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