Boston terrier

Score for Seniors: 88%
Activity Level: Medium daily walks
Weight: 6-20 Pounds

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Are Boston terriers good for seniors?

Older people and seniors appreciate Boston terrier dogs because these dogs often don’t bark much or require a lot of exercise. They are also extremely affectionate and fairly easy to groom. It’s almost the whole package for seniors looking for an affectionate companion that will not require a lot of work or cause a lot of troubles with the neighbors because of high activity or excessive barking.

Boston Terriers require moderate exercise

The American Kennel Club mentions that the level of activity required will vary from dog to dog when it comes to Boston Terrier: “For some, a brisk walk once or twice a day will be enough. Others will need more time to run and play every day”. Overall, they will require more walks or longer walks than breeds such as chihuahuas, but older people or retirees who are able to go on daily walks with their canine friends should be able to provide the level of exercise that a Boston Terrier will typically need.

Boston terriers are low maintenance

Seniors will also be pleased to hear that the Boston Terrier’s coat does not require a lot of work. Brushing them about once a week and giving them a bath once in a while should be enough. This contrasts positively with other breeds such as Poodles or Pomeranians who require regular advanced grooming sessions.

Boston terriers are very friendly

To top it off, older people will also love the Boston terrier’s overall friendliness. This breed is indeed one of the friendliest and cuddliest of all, with a perfect 5/5 star rating for “overall friendliness” from DogTime.

What are the downsides for seniors?

Boston terriers almost have no downside for seniors except a gluttonous appetite. They will eat anything and everything you offer them so avoid giving them too many treats and table scraps to protect them from developing canine diabetes in future.

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