10-25 lbs
United States
Boston Terrier
The Bo-Dach is a small to medium sized dog with a moderate amount of energy. They do not need too much activity to stay in shape and they are small enough to be happy playing indoors most of the time although they do need to get out and exercise regularly to avoid becoming overweight. Their short fur comes in just about any color and does not need much maintenance. Brushing once a week and shampooing when needed is recommended. The Bo-Dach does bark more often than many dogs, like when they get excited or happy. However, this can be controlled with training. The Bo-Dach is trainable but it may take some extra patience to do so.
purpose Purpose
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Boston Terrier, Dachshund

Bo-Dach Health

Average Size
Male Bo-Dach size stats
Height: 10-12 inches Weight: 10-25 lbs
Female Bo-Dach size stats
Height: 9-12 inches Weight: 10-25 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Deafness
  • Epilepsy
  • Diabetes
Minor Concerns
  • Cherry Eye
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Allergies
  • Obesity
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Reverse Sneezing
  • Respiratory Problems
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Cushing’s Syndrome
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Eye Examination
  • Ear Examination
  • Spinal Tap
  • Blood Glucose Tests

Bo-Dach Breed History

There is not much information about the Bo-Dach history due to the fact that it has not been around long. However, the parent breed histories can help put the Bo-Dach characteristics in perspective. The Boston Terrier has been around since the 1800s and originated in Boston. The most common explanation is that the Boston Terrier was interbred by coachmen who worked for the wealthy. They bred their Bulldogs with their employers’ English Terriers and the breed may have also been mixed with the French Bulldog as well. Some say the breed was originally bred for fighting but since it is not an aggressive dog, this is unlikely. The Boston Terrier was accepted by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1893 and they are the 21st most popular breed in the United States. The Dachshund originated in the 1500s to flush badgers. In fact, their name comes from two German words, which are dachs, which means badger and hund, which means hound. These little dogs would follow the badgers into their burrows and pull them out. The original Dachshund has a short-haired smooth coat but there are a few other types and two sizes. These include the standard or miniature smooth short-haired, wire-haired, and long-haired. The original Dachshund is thought to have been bred from a miniature Pinscher and a miniature French Pointer. However, others believe that it was bred from the St. Hubert hound and the German Stoberhund. With the history of these two breeds, the Bo-Dach is likely to be a tough and hard-working dog that likes to hunt small animals but is also a gentle pet for your family.

Bo-Dach Breed Appearance

The Bo-Dach is a small dog with short hair of almost any color, large perky (or floppy) ears, a small head with a large muzzle, and a long and muscular body. They usually weigh between 10 and 25 pounds with an average of 18 pounds and stand about 12 inches high. Their short legs and big feet give them a sort of goofy look and their tail is pointed medium to long. Some Bo-Dachs are bi-colored or tri-colored while others can be spotted, merle, speckled, or brindle. Of course, with a mixed-breed hybrid dog, your Bo-Dach may look more like one parental breed than the other, depending on the parentage.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Bo-Dach eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Bo-Dach nose
Coat Color Possibilities
gray Bo-Dach coat
white Bo-Dach coat
brindle Bo-Dach coat
brown Bo-Dach coat
black Bo-Dach coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Bo-Dach straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Bo-Dach Breed Maintenance

The Bo-Dach’s short and tight coat makes this a relatively easy to groom hybrid. Running a firm bristle brush over their hair once a week should be all that is needed to keep your Bo-Dach looking and feeling good. They only need bathing if it is absolutely necessary with a mild dog shampoo. Bathing them too often can make their skin dry by depleting the natural oils that are needed. You should also clean your dog’s ears for dirt and debris once a week and clip their nails when they get too long. Brushing their teeth with toothpaste made especially for dogs is also recommended once or twice a week.
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Bo-Dach requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Bo-Dach Activity Requirements

These dogs are known to be great companion dogs with quirky personalities. They are good with children and love to play games and be around their people. While the Bo-Dach is very intelligent, they may be difficult to train because they can be stubborn. To make training easier, plan shorter and more engaging training sessions so they do not get bored. They need to be socialized early to get along with other pets so you can take your Bo-Dach to the dog park to play. Although they are very friendly, they can be possessive and wary of strangers, which makes them good guard dogs.
Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes
activity minutes

Bo-Dach Owner Experiences

Bella Bleu Jones
3 Years
2 People
House & Yard
She is very excitable and loves to play most of the time. She loves to be chased and will spin in circles when excited.
6 years, 6 months ago
4 Years
6 People
House & Yard
He is wonderful and sweet. Barks a little with unfamiliar people, but usually settles down quick. As for trainability it required some patience but we won first place in our county obedience show. He enjoys snuggling at night and playing games of fetch during the day. Tucker is wonderful with children. And good with all the other animals. He just barks at cats. He is the light of my life and I highly recommend his breed to anyone.
6 years, 3 months ago
8 Weeks
1 People
Piper is a VERY stubborn, intelligent and affectionate. She knows the meaning to "Time to eat" "Go potty" (lots of accidents, and "UP" when I lift her onto my bed. She is an EXTREMELY 'loving' puppy, wants to be in touch with me all night. She loves to dig, play, sits in a bird bath on the ground when it is hot. She loves everyone and is by my side all the time. She is challenging to house-train but again, she is just a small puppy. Very high energy, wants attention, devoted, joyful. She leaps and bounds when bringing back her ball. If I go into another room she whines if she can't be with me. We are in a wonderful, inter-species, codependent relationship. I LOVE her too! Great personality and very expressive.
5 years, 9 months ago
9 Months
4 People
Zeus loves to zoom around the house with his Boxer pal, Zena. He can jump exceptionally high being his legs are so tiny and he can practically run faster than our boxer. He's extremely affectionate and will practically beg for attention by rolling on his back in our laps and will stare at us with big puppy eyes until we give him a belly rub. He has a really keen nose and will dig up a few spots in the yard the fetch some grubs which we do have to get onto him for. Other than that, these dogs are fantastic.
4 years, 8 months ago
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