Bospin

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15-25 lbs
12-15"
Miniature Boston Pinscher

The Bospin is a combination of the Miniature Pinscher and the Boston Terrier. This breed grows to be a medium sized dog and lives to the age of 12 or 15 years. They are healthy dogs that are susceptible to few diseases and are easy to maintain. With their short and soft coat, this breed will need minimal grooming and bathing. They are also very adaptable to any environment and lifestyle, which means that they can live in a large house or a small apartment. They can be either active or lazy, depending on how much exercise is available to them. As for temperament, this designer breed will be obedient and loving as long as they are trained and socialized.

Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
Unknown
Ancestry
Boston Terrier, Miniature Pinscher

Bospin Health

Average Size
Height: 12-15 inches Weight: 15-25 lbs
Height: 12-15 inches Weight: 15-25 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
Minor Concerns
  • Cataracts
Occasional Tests
  • Eye
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • X-Rays
  • Eye Examination
  • Physical Examination

Bospin Breed History

The Bospin is a designer breed of dog that has been created recently. This dog came to be after the crossbreeding of the Boston Terrier and the Miniature Pinscher. The Boston Terrier was originally made in Boston, United States and was used for pit fighting. The first combinations of this hybrid breed were the cross between an English Bulldog and an English White Terrier. The latter is now no longer existent as it has become extinct. In 1865, there was a dog named Hooper’s Judge who was the result of the interbreeding between Boston Terriers and who represented the foundation of the breed. He weighed over 30 pounds but eventually these dogs were brought down in size by breeding with smaller females. This breed was not always known as the Boston Terrier, however. At first, they were called American Bull Terriers and given the nickname roundheads. The name was changed to represent the birthplace of the breed due to unpopularity of the name choice. The Miniature Pinscher breed was created in Germany as well as Scandinavia and was treasured as a watchdog, companion pet and ratter. The development of the breed officially began after the foundation of the German Pinscher-Schnauzer Klub in 1895. Pinschers were becoming quite popular up until the time of the First World War, which halted the introduction to new countries. The breed was revived by breed fanciers in 1919 and once again its popularity quickly took off. Eventually, both of these wonderful breeds came together to create the Bospin.

Bospin Breed Appearance

Although the exact physical description of the Bospin will vary along with each individual, it is common that most of the dogs of this designer breed will have a mesocephalic head and brown eyes. These dogs have small muzzles and narrow but long noses. Their upright ears will be over sized and the teeth will meet in an even bite. The necks are not broad and the body can be described as dainty, with slender front legs and level hindquarters. These dogs have small feet that will have black pads and nails. The tails on this breed will typically be docked. The Bospin tends to take on some basic characteristics from the Miniature Pinscher. This will usually include their small and muscular body that is held up by long and lean legs. This will allow them to be very athletic and speedy animals. They will also take on the large, erect and triangular ears.

Bospin Breed Maintenance

This breed has a short coat that requires minimal maintenance but should still be brushed regularly. They will need to be bathed occasionally and should also get their teeth brushed, ears cleaned and nails clipped. To prevent dogs from getting dental diseases, try to brush their teeth as often as possible. It is best to brush their teeth every day, but it should be done at least two to three times per week. To keep their ears healthy and free of infection, check and clean them gently every week with a damp cotton ball. Trim your dog’s nail as often as they need it. This varies with all dogs, since some are more active and wear down the nails more quickly than others. Check to see if they are too long once or twice a month, and if you hear them clicking on the floor when your pet walks you should trim them right away because they are overdue.

Bospin Temperament

The Bospin will have a personality that is somewhat a mix between the Boston Terrier and the Miniature Pinscher. These fun and bouncy little dogs are very much companion pets and will crave human interaction. They are fairly evenly tempered, being excitable at some times and lazy at others. These dogs love to please and will be easy to train, as long as you are clear, patient and show lots of positive reinforcement. They rarely bark and may not be good watchdogs, but they are known to be quite athletic and skilled at several canine activities and sports. They can be calm and welcoming to strangers as long as they are properly socialized. Teach them to respect you as the leader early on and develop a strong bond with your dog for them to be loyal and obedient. This breed can sometimes be dominant with other dogs, but with obedience training, it can be corrected. Overall they are very loving and cuddly pets.

Bospin Activity Requirements

This dog breed doesn’t require lots of activity, but should still be kept active. They will adapt to the amount of exercise that is available to them. This means that they can become lazy if you allow it but will be active if available. They should get on average between 30 and 60 minutes of activity every day in order for them to keep in shape.

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