25-50 lbs
Boston Terrier
Bossipoo, Bossidoodle, Bostonpoo, Bostondoodle

The Bossi-Poo is a wonderful hybrid breed that was made by crossing a Boston Terrier with a Poodle. These two breeds are very intelligent and loyal, which makes the Bossi-Poo a highly trainable, well-mannered and affectionate companion pet. They will be fairly low maintenance dogs, but it depends on the type of coat that the dog adopts. If their fur is more like that of a Poodle compared to the Boston Terrier, it is possible that these dogs can be hypoallergenic, however, it is not guaranteed. Although they can easily adapt to any sized house and all environments, unless it is too cold, these dogs will absolutely need between 30 and 60 minutes of exercise every day.

Date of Origin
Boston Terrier, Poodle

Bossi-Poo Health

Average Size
Male Bossi-Poo size stats
Height: 11-15 inches Weight: 25-50 lbs
Female Bossi-Poo size stats
Height: 11-15 inches Weight: 25-50 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Addison's Disease
  • Mitral Valve Disease
Minor Concerns
  • Cataracts
  • Cushing's Disease
Occasional Tests
  • Eye
  • Blood
  • Heart
  • Eye Examination
  • Physical Examination

Bossi-Poo Breed History

Since the Bossi-Poo is a breed that has been created fairly recently by cross breeding two dogs, there is not much to be said on their history. The Boston Terrier is a dog breed that dates back to the 1800s from Boston, Massachusetts. They were originally much larger than the breed that we know today and were used as fighting dogs. They were originally made by crossing an English Bulldog and an English White Terrier. However, starting in 1865 and up until today, people began interbreeding the Boston Terrier which is how it became its own breed. The English White Terrier, which was originally used to create this breed, is now extinct. The size of these dogs was gradually brought down to its now standard size by breeding with smaller females. At one point, these dogs were bred with French Bulldogs as well. This breed became quite popular in Boston by 1889, but back then it was called the American Bull Terrier. However, due to a common dissatisfaction with the name, it was eventually changed to the Boston Terrier. Poodles were originally from Germany but are thought to have been bred in France as well. They are an old breed, dating back to at least the 15th century. In Germany, this breed was used as a water retrieval dog, which is most likely why they were given the name Poodle, since Pudel in Germany means “one who plays in water”. They were skilled as gundogs, sniffing out truffles and retrieving waterfowl. Hunters are the ones responsible for created the signature Poodle clip, which was actually done to protect the legs from brush and cold but the body clipped to make them more efficient in water. Because they are so intelligent and easily trainable, the breed was often used as performers in circuses by the French. These two very unique and talented breeds were brought together to give life to the Bossi-Poo.

Bossi-Poo Breed Appearance

Being usually between 25 and 50 pounds in weight and around 15 inches tall, these medium sized dogs will have muscular bodies and rounded heads. The ears will be floppy and the eyes are almond shaped. The Bossi-Poo will have a medium sized muzzle and tails that are typically docked. Their tight coat will be curly and stiff with short fur and a variety of color options. This breed is often seen in black, white, golden, chocolate, light brown or dark brown. Since this breed is single coated opposed to double coated, they will most likely need a sweater in the winter if where you live tends to get cold. As this is a hybrid breed, their appearance can vary to a certain degree. For a more specific analysis of how this breed will look, consider the appearance of both the Poodle and the Boston Terrier. However, keep in mind that each individual Bossi-Poo could look differently, depending on the ratio of genetics from each breed.

Bossi-Poo Breed Maintenance

The Bossi-Poo is very tolerant to heat but not as much to cold, and therefore might need a sweater when walking outdoors in the winter months. This breed has low shedding levels but should still be brushed once or twice a week. Like all canines, the Bossi-Poo will need regular maintenance on their teeth, nails and ears. If possible, brush your dog’s teeth every day and a minimum of two or three times each week. If you can hear your pet’s nails clicking on the floor, it means that they are overdue for a trim. On average, dogs will need their nails clipped once or twice a month, but in some individuals the nails will wear down naturally and they may require it less often. Since many dogs can easily develop ear infections, you should wipe them out weekly in order to keep them clean and maintain their health. Since this breed can sometimes get smelly, bathe them every once in awhile.

Bossi-Poo Temperament

Since the Boston Terrier has a very good tolerance to being left alone but the Poodle does not, we can expect that this breed can be anywhere in between. They are very good family pets that behave well around children. They are also dog friendly and if socialized will be good around other household pets as well. They are obedient and loyal, making them suitable for first time owners. This designer breed is intelligent and loves to please, which makes training them easy and enjoyable. The only trouble that you may encounter is if your dog has developed the stubbornness from the Boston Terrier. They are sociable and kind, affectionate and smart but can also be mischievous. However, they will love nothing more than to spend time entertaining the family. This breed, like all others, will benefit from early socialization and obedience training. This will ensure that they are kind and confident pets that can be respectful and calm in any situation.

Bossi-Poo Activity Requirements

This hybrid breed is skilled at tricks, competitive obedience, being watchdogs and agility. They are highly active and will need consistent exercise, but as long as it is provided they can be happy living in any home. House or apartment with a yard or none will be fine for this breed, but make sure that they get their 30 to 60 minutes of activity time every day.

Bossi-Poo Owner Experiences

12 Years
1 People
DogActivity object
Jemma is great, no issues ive had her 10 years she does not bark, her coat needs grooming it grows and grows. Jemma does not like too much heat or cold. Jemma is very active never gets tired.Jemma has black and white coat, with boston terrier tuxedo down the chest. Jemma is very smart easily trainable and very friendly.
1 year, 2 months ago
10 Weeks
5 People
House & Yard
We just got her so we are very new to each other but she is very loving and loves to cuddle and sleep under you
1 year, 6 months ago
6 Years
4 People
House & Yard
Ginger has been extremely sweet and loyal. She is very protective of me due to being more attached to me. She is very adaptable and easy to train. She has a wirey coat that does need grooming very 3 months or so.
2 years, 10 months ago
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