English Boston-Bulldog

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20-25 lbs
Boston Terrier
English Bulldog

The English Boston-Bulldog is a small to medium sized lovable friendly dog that sports a solid stout body. A combination of traits from both the Boston Terrier and the English Bulldog parents results in a hybrid dog that is devoted to family, and a committed family member. They can be sensitive and don’t like being ignored or left alone too long. This hybrid enjoys chilling out with the owner and family, although they gladly join in a game of fetch the ball. They can suffer from exposure to extreme heat which can cause heatstroke, and they don’t like the severe cold. The English Boston-Bulldog is lively as a puppy, but slows down with age.

Date of Origin
Terrier and English Bulldog

English Boston-Bulldog Health

Average Size
Male English Boston-Bulldog size stats
Height: 17-18 inches Weight: 24-35 lbs
Female English Boston-Bulldog size stats
Height: 15-17 inches Weight: 20-25 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Heart Problems
Minor Concerns
  • Cherry Eye
  • Skin Infections
Occasional Diagnoses
  • English Boston Bulldogs can be sensitive to the heat and suffer heatstroke
Occasional Tests
  • Allergy Tests
  • Urinalysis
  • Complete Blood Profile
  • Echocardiogram Tests
  • Ophthalmologic Examination
  • Skin Scrapings

English Boston-Bulldog Breed History

The English Boston-Bulldog is a hybrid breed, a result from crossing the Boston Terrier with the English Bulldog. While the history data is scarce for the new breed, we can study the parent history to determine what characteristics make up the English Boston-Bulldog. The Boston Terrier came from selective breeding of the bull and terrier types and produced a small size dog. These tough little dogs were once pit fighter dogs, and they originated from Boston, Massachusetts. It is one of the few breeds developed in America. It was in 1865 that coachmen employed by the wealthy began interbreeding the breed. The offspring interbred with the French Bulldog, providing the foundation for the Boston Terrier. The new dog was named after its birthplace and was formally recognised by the American Kennel Club in 1893. A terrier only by name, the Boston Terrier has been bred to be gentler in nature that the pit fighting dogs of the past. The English Bulldog had its origins in the British Isles, and is a descendant of the Asiatic Mastiff. It had a bloody past, being used in the sport of bull baiting, where it would attack fully grown bulls in the fighting arena. These dogs were aggressive, ferocious and very courageous. With strong determination and total lack of fear, they would attack the bull from underneath. They got their name ‘bull’ from this tasteless sport. Thankfully, today the Bulldog has a very different and mellow temperament from its ancestors, but it still retains some of the strong will and therefore needs a strong leader/owner. Today, the English Boston-Bulldog benefits from the build and courage of the parent dog history, but has become a mellow and lovable dog.

English Boston-Bulldog Breed Appearance

The English Boston-Bulldog is a solid, compact dog with a body that is well muscled, with a deep chest that is in proportion to the body size. Their limbs are straight and sturdy, with rounded paws. Their heads are often more like the Bulldog being large and again, solid. The muzzle is short with a broad black nose with wide nostrils and their cheeks are large. Their upper lip is quite large and folds over an undershot lower jaw. The eyes are deep-set and round, quite dark in color, and the ears are often thin and folded back. They have short tails that are carried low on the body. This handsome hybrid  has a lovely, glossy short haired coat.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown English Boston-Bulldog eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black English Boston-Bulldog nose
Coat Color Possibilities
white English Boston-Bulldog coat
brown English Boston-Bulldog coat
black English Boston-Bulldog coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
English Boston-Bulldog straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

English Boston-Bulldog Breed Maintenance

With an attractive easy-care coat, the English Boston-Bulldog requires minimal brushing and only requires bathing when necessary. Use a dog shampoo for sensitive skin as they are prone to skin irritations. If your dog has folds around the face or body, ensure these are dry and free from debris which can cause skin issues. The ears and eyes of this busy hybrid require constant checking to ensure they remain healthy and to clear any infection that may start. Gently wipe around these areas with a soft damp cloth, and dry the folds of the skin. Train your English Boston-Bulldog when young to get used to having his teeth cleaned and brushed. This practice is easier to teach at an early age than when they mature. But with time, your English Boston-Bulldog will love all the attention and adapt well to routine grooming.

Brushes for English Boston-Bulldog
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
English Boston-Bulldog requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

English Boston-Bulldog Temperament

This happy hybrid is a lovable, almost comical looking dog, known for its calm temperament and love of children. They are energetic puppies but mellow as they age. They are very affectionate dogs who are easy to maintain and don’t need a lot of room to live. Ideal in apartments, small homes and town or country, these sweet dogs will slot right into family life. Responding well to training, they listen to commands and obey orders. When training your English Boston-Bulldog they learn quickly, so expect fewer repetitions when training this dog. Be firm but kind in your instructions as some English Boston-Bulldog’s can be sensitive in nature. They respond best to plenty of praise and rewards, they are hungry for attention and affection. Socialise your dog from its early puppyhood days with outings that bring it into contact with other dogs and people. They will enjoy a romp on the dog beach or at the pet park. This is where they can learn valuable skills about coexisting peacefully with other dogs.

English Boston-Bulldog Activity Requirements

When young, your English Boston-Bulldog will be lively and full of energy, requiring daily exercise and lots of game time. But as it matures you will find it will probably prefer lounging at your side. Even though they are happy with inactivity, it is in your dog’s best interest to still take him for a walk each day to keep them fit and flexible. This canine is sensitive to the climate, be aware that excessive heat can cause your dog heatstroke so ensure they have a cool place to chill out during summer heatwaves. They are ideal for apartment living because they are inactive indoors. 

Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
6 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

English Boston-Bulldog Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
Daily Cost
$0.8 - $1
Monthly Cost
$25 - $30

English Boston-Bulldog Owner Experiences

8 Months
1 People
He loves his sibling (15-mo-old female Boston Terrier) but is hard to control when he meets new people or dogs because he just wants to play so badly. He weighs 35 lbs currently. Very affectionate and tender-hearted (feels bad when he is in trouble). He does learn quickly, is food motivated and loves every person and dog he meets.
1 month, 1 week ago
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