Boston Terrier names need to do justice to a lot of character inside a little dog!
These are 50 of the best Boston Terrier names which we think do just that:
The rest of this article is broken up into:
- Male Boston Terrier names
- Female Boston Terrier names
- Unique names for Boston Terriers
- Names for Black and White Boston Terriers
- Seal Boston Terrier names
- Brindle Boston Terrier Names
- Important information about Boston Terriers
Let’s leap into some more name lists!
Male Boston Terrier Names
Boston Terrier names for boy dogs can be ultra masculine or super cute and unisex.
If we had to pick our favorites, we’d pick these:
Boys’ names and unisex names for girls are enjoying a surge in popularity right now.
But if you prefer your girl Boston Terrier names more overtly feminine, our next category is for you!
Female Boston Terrier Names
Male and female Boston Terriers are identical in size and weight, but the girls can be distinguished by ‘a more refined confirmation’.
In other words, they look more dainty and elegant!
We think these names are especially well suited to Boston Terriers of the fairer sex.
But what about something a bit more unusual?
Unique Names For Boston Terriers
What better tribute to a one of a kind dog, than a one of a kind name?
We’re certain that no other pup and the dog park will share one of these!
These names all turn heads for being improbable, but our next list of names are all tribute to a Boston’s sweet nature
Cute Boston Terrier Names
Every Boston is the cutest in the eyes of their owners.
These names capture the appeal of their puppy looks forever:
Another fun source of naming inspiration for Boston Terriers is their coat.
Let’s start with the classic black and white ones!
Names for Black and White Boston Terriers
Boston Terriers are most famous in a black and white coat.
These dashing names take their inspiration from that striking contrast:
- Jolly Roger
Next, lets look at and more unusual color – teal.
Seal Boston Terrier Names
The next most common Boston Terrier color is seal.
It sounds rather nautical, but it’s actually a deep, reddish brown.
Seal Boston Terriers still have white markings which resemble a neat tuxedo jacket.
And finally, onto the brindle-coated pups…
Brindle Boston Terrier Names
The least common Boston Terrier coats are brindle: narrow stripes of black and brown.
We think these names celebrate those stripes to a tee:
Choosing one of these names is just part of preparing to welcome a new Boston Terrier into your home.
Here are some of the other things you need to think about.
Important Information About Boston Terriers
Boston Terriers are charismatic little dogs.
To meet the breed standard, they mustn’t grow any bigger than 25lbs.
But the popularity of small dogs suitable for apartments and urban living means that many are barely half that.
Boston Terriers are brachycephalic dogs, which means they have a short, wide skull.
Other brachycephalic breeds include Pugs and French Bulldogs. Like Boston Terriers they have round heads, flat, wrinkled faces, squashed noses and wide eyes.
These features are very popular among people looking for a new dog at the moment.
But they can also be the recipe for heartache and expensive vets bills.
Brachycephaly in Boston Terriers
The problem with very flat faces on dogs is that all the same bits of anatomy still need to fit into them.
But with less room to accommodate it all, the space inside the skull gets very cramped and uncomfortable.
The entrances to the nostrils end up pinched and small, and the soft tissue in the roof of the mouth starts to block the top of the windpipe.
This makes it impossible for dogs to breathe normally, especially during exercise.
The problem is made worse because dogs rely on panting to cool down in hot weather.
Flat faced dogs are very vulnerable to heatstroke on warm days, which can be fatal.
It Doesn’t Stop There…
Dogs with flat faces also often have protruding eyes.
They’re literally being pushed out of their sockets, by the brain trying to fit in behind them.
Unfortunately this makes them prone to scratches, injuries and infection.
Boston Terriers also have smaller jaws because their faces are flat. This leaves a shortage of space for teeth – around 1 in 8 Bostons experience dental problems.
The Cost Of Brachycephalic Breeds
These problems cause misery and discomfort for the dogs affected by them.
And surgery to widen airways, or remove overcrowded teeth, plus antibiotics for infected eye injuries and more, all adds up to an incredibly expensive dog owning experience for owners.
For these reasons, unfortunately we cannot recommend Boston Terriers as pets.
Do You Have A Boston Terrier?
What is their name?
Have they experienced any health problems due to their flat face?
Let us know in the comments box down below!
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We have an amazing 6 year old Boston girl that we named Gracie…
She has never had a problem with breathing or with a restricted air way.
We have been blessed with her, and she adds untoll happiness to our lives..
I am now on my third Boston.none have had the problems with breathing. However the first two died with what I thought was breathing issues. Turned out cancer but they were about 14 yrs. now the third is not a lack but brown..a bit larger but not much and quite a it more hyper but then I am 20yrs older so maybe Iam not as hyper as I was then. Great pets but never know they are not human.
I just got a6 year old black and white boy one blue eye and one brown. So far very healthy his name is Boss.
I had a brindle and white female named Beaner . She was very smart and funny. You could almost see her thinking.
My pretty girl would snore, even when she was awake. She hacked a lot. A lot of snorting. Sounds pleasant, but I would get another one in a minute. She was 15 when she died.
Well I am have had 2 a boy named Shrek and a Girl named Fiona but changed it to Fifi .. for Shrek I do remember that one of his baby tooth did not come out on it own so had that removed Shrek’s health problems wasn’t until 11 1/2 with an Erie ulcer that needed scrape treatment but he passed away less than 2 months from his 14th birthday Shrek birthday was June 5th it was one day after my moms and she had Shrek for a year and then he was my little tall handsome , hero nad luv . Oh when he was 6 the vet caught that he was developing stomach stones so meds and special prescription food . Fifi has cataracts at age 6 in one eye then both and had a corn allergy all her life. Around 10 1/2 it was glaucoma but it was disease of the eyes so Fifi really couldn’t see for have if her half so had her eyes removed and was a puppy again no pain. Fifi is on special prescription food for her tummy and gi she has had cancerous and fatty tumours. Had them removed and on a low chemo treatment pill. And pain pill as well most med you can get good Rx and use Winn-Dixie and some is just with the vet .. Fifi will 13 1/2 on June 2nd her birthday is Dec 2
Our Saffron is 3 in January. She is a crazy clever loving girl. Very sociable with dogs and humans alike. She runs like the wind for ages. No breathing problems whatsoever. If you want fun, loyalty and action a Bostie is most definitely for you.