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Boston Terrier Mix: 27 Boston Terrier Crossbreeds And Their Characteristics

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Boston Terrier mixes have a lot in common with Boston Terriers. But they do also inherit various traits from their other parent breed. Crossbreeds have the advantage of inheriting fewer genetic diseases and providing variety.

A mixed breed is a dog bred from two purebred dogs, i.e. the Bo-Jack, which is a Boston Terrier and Jack Russell Terrier mix.

Boston Terriers are often mixed with breeds similar in size but do occasionally breed with bigger dogs.

This article explores the characteristics of 27 Boston Terrier Mix breeds. You find out all about the advantages and disadvantages of each crossbreed.

1. Boston Terrier Golden Retriever Mix

Boston Terrier Golden Retriever Mix
Height14 – 24 inches
Weight10 – 75 pounds
Lifespan10 – 13 years
Grooming Difficulty2
Shedding3
Intelligence4
Temperament5

The Golden Retriever Boston Terrier mix is the result of breeding Golden Retrievers with Boston Terriers. This mix is intelligent and agile. They are generally calm and affectionate. 

Golden retriever Boston mixes are athletic and have a well-developed sense of smell. But, they become sad when left alone. 

This mix is a great family dog. They are affectionate, social, and great around children due to their patience and calm reactions to sudden movements.

Their instinctive intelligence also makes them easy to train. 

2. Boston Terrier Goldendoodle Mix

Boston Terrier Goldendoodle Mix
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Height15 – 24 inches
Weight12 – 25 pounds
Lifespan10 – 14 years
Grooming Difficulty3
Shedding3
Intelligence4
Temperament5

The Boston Terrier Goldendoodle mix is the crossbreed of Boston Terriers and Goldendoodles (Golden Retriever Doodles). They are social dogs who get along great with strangers and other dogs. 

This mix gets attached to its owners easily and doesn’t like to be left alone. This is why they are prone to separation anxiety. 

Boston Terrier Goldendoodle mixes are intelligent and understand instructions well, but can be disobedient if they don’t get their way. 

They are also loyal to their owners but rarely display protective behavior.

3. Boston Terrier Great Dane Mix

Boston Terrier Great Dane Mix
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Height14 – 34 inches
Weight15 – 140 pounds
Lifespan8 – 12 years
Grooming Difficulty2
Shedding2
Intelligence4
Temperament5

The Boston Terrier Great Dane mix is the result of crossbreeding Boston Terrier males with Great Dane females. This crossbreed is rare because of the difference in size between the male and the female. If breeders use a female Boston Terrier, she could die at birth. The puppies would be too big for the Terrier’s small body.

These mixes are quick learners and respond well to positive reinforcement. They are easy to train because they are obedient and smart. 

Boston Great Danes have a predisposition for separation anxiety because they hate being alone. They are patient and tolerant with children and sometimes stubborn.

4. Boston Terrier Shih Tzu Mix (The Boshih)

Boston Terrier Shih Tzu Mix
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Height12 – 15 inches
Weight10 – 20 pounds
Lifespan12 – 15 years
Grooming Difficulty2
Shedding2
Intelligence3
Temperament5

The Boshih is the result of mating Boston Terriers with Shih Tzus. This results in a small dog with an athletic appearance. The Boshih needs at least 30 minutes of exercise per day and requires daily brushing. 

This mix doesn’t handle loneliness well and forms strong bonds with their family. With a well-developed emotional intelligence, they are fast to recognize human emotions. 

They have the tendency to bark. This is controlled by training them from puppyhood. 

The Boshih has a predisposition for overeating, which puts them at risk for obesity.[1]

5. Boston Terrier Feist Mix 

Boston Terrier Feist Mix
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Height12 – 18 inches
Weight12 – 28 pounds
Lifespan10 – 15 years
Grooming Difficulty2
Shedding3
Intelligence3
Temperament5

The Boston Terrier Feist mix results from breeding Boston Terriers and Mountain Feist dogs. This mix-breed is rare and generally occurs by accidental mating. 

This mix is cheerful and great for novice owners. They are energetic and easily distracted by noise and small animals.

Boston Terrier Feist mixes get along well with other dogs. If you have a cat, this mix is not for you. They don’t like cats or other small pets. 

They are reluctant towards strangers but become friendly once you introduce them to one another.

6. Boston Terrier Doberman Mix (The Dobieton)

Boston Terrier Doberman Mix
Height14 – 28 inches
Weight15 – 80 pounds
Lifespan12 – 14 years
Grooming Difficulty2
Shedding3
Intelligence3
Temperament5

The Dobieton is the crossbreed resulting from mating Boston Terriers with Doberman Pinschers. Dobietons are highly intelligent. They get this trait from Dobermans. Dobermans came 5th in a study[2] that analyzed obedience and working intelligence in 130 dog breeds.

Dobietons are great watchdogs as both parent breeds have increased protective instincts. 

They do have a predisposition for territorial aggression. This means Dobietons will attack any intruder foolish enough to trespass their territory.

7. Boston Terrier Cavalier Mix

Boston Terrier Cavalier Mix
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Height12 – 16 inches
Weight10 – 18 pounds
Lifespan10 – 14
Grooming Difficulty3
Shedding3
Intelligence3
Temperament5

The Boston Terrier Cavalier mix is a mix-breed between the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Boston Terrier. These mixes love to please their owners. They are playful, energetic, and joyful.

Boston Terrier Cavalier mixes are patient and tolerant, which makes them great around children. 

They are moderate barkers, but if they are trained from puppyhood, barking can be reduced to a minimum. 

Boston Terrier Cavalier mixes don’t adapt well to changes in routine and environment.

8. Boston Terrier Staffy Mix

Boston Terrier Staffy Mix
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Height17 – 19 inches
Weight15 – 60 pounds
Lifespan9 – 12 years
Grooming Difficulty2
Shedding2
Intelligence3
Temperament5

The Boston Terrier Staffy mix is a crossbreed between Boston Terriers and Staffordshire Bull Terriers. They are affectionate towards their family members, with which they form strong connections. This mix is highly adaptable if they resemble Staffordshire Bull Terriers.

Boston Terrier Staffy mixes are friendly to strangers even though they have a well-developed protective instinct. Still, they can display aggression towards other dogs. 

They also engage in problematic behavior when they are left alone for long periods.

9. Boston Terrier Hound Mix (The Basston)

Boston Terrier Hound Mix
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Height10 – 17 inches
Weight20 – 40 pounds
Lifespan12 – 15 years
Grooming Difficulty3
Shedding2
Intelligence3
Temperament3

The Basston is a mixed-breed from the United States. This mix is the result of crossbreeding Boston Terriers and Basset Hounds. They are suited for families with young children because they are calm and patient. 

Basstons are suited for families that already have other dogs because they are friendly and tolerant. This makes them great for apartment-living.

While they are often calm, they can be stubborn and disobedient. This means they need early training and socialization. 

They are heavy droolers if they resemble their Basset Hound parent.

10. Boston Terrier Papillon Mix (The Bostillon)

Boston Terrier Papillon Mix
Height10 – 16 inches
Weight9 – 16 pounds
Lifespan10 – 15 years
Grooming Difficulty3
Shedding3
Intelligence3
Temperament5

The Bostillon is a crossbreed between Boston Terriers and Papillon Dogs. They are playful and full of joy. Bostillons are low maintenance and don’t smell. They are obedient and make great family dogs. 

This mix is calm, patient, and affectionate, which makes them great for elderly owners.

Bastilons are extremely intelligent. They get this trait from the Papillon. Papillons are among the top 10 most intelligent dogs in terms of obedience and working intelligence[2]

Bostilons are predisposed to separation anxiety, this means they are not suited for owners who don’t have time to spend with their dogs.

They are so small that they can qualify as teacup Bostons.

11. Boston Terrier Maltipoo Mix

Boston Terrier Maltipoo Mix
Height8 – 17 inches
Weight8 – 23 pounds
Lifespan11 – 13
Grooming Difficulty3
Shedding3
Intelligence4
Temperament5

The Boston Terrier Maltipoo mix results from mating Boston Terriers with Maltipoos. The Maltipoo is a hybrid between Maltese dogs and Poodles. 

The Boston Maltipoo adapts well to apartment living. They are affectionate and well-suited for novice owners.

These dogs are easy to train but are prone to stubbornness. Positive reinforcement leads to great results. 

They are also playful and need moderate amounts of physical activity. A 30 to 60 minutes walk per day suits them perfectly.

12. Boston Terrier Cocker Spaniel Mix  (The Boston Spaniel)

Boston Terrier Cocker Spaniel Mix
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Height13 – 17 inches
Weight10 – 28 pounds
Lifespan10 – 15 years
Grooming Difficulty3
Shedding3
Intelligence3
Temperament5

The Boston Spaniel comes from mating a Cocker Spaniel with a Boston Terrier. They are medium-sized with an athletic appearance. Their hair is straight and has an average density. The Boston Spaniel is a moderate shedder and needs daily brushing.

Boston Spaniels can be unruly if the owner doesn’t engage them in enough physical activity and mental stimulation. They are not picky eaters and will eat anything. 

This mix is easily distracted by smells and small moving objects or animals.

13. Boston Terrier Bichon Mix (Bostchon)

Boston Terrier Bichon Mix
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Height10 – 17 inches
Weight13 – 18 pounds 
Lifespan10 – 15 years
Grooming Difficulty2
Shedding2
Intelligence3
Temperament5

The Bostchon results from cross-breeding Boston Terriers and Bichon Frises. They make great family dogs because they are affectionate and sociable. This mix is not territorial and gets along well with strangers.

Bostchons need at least one hour of physical activity per day. Busy people are not suited as owners of this mix. They display behavioral issues if they don’t get enough mental stimulation. 

These dogs are low shedders. If they resemble Bichons, these mix-dogs are suited for people predisposed to allergic reactions to dogs.

14. Boston Terrier Husky Mix (Siberian Boston)

Boston Terrier Husky Mix
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Height15 – 20 inches
Weight20 – 40 lbs
Lifespan10 -13 years
Grooming Difficulty3
Shedding3
Intelligence3
Temperament4

The Boston Terrier Husky mix results from breeding a Boston Terrier male and a Siberian Husky female. They are smart and can become stubborn. With a low to moderate protective instinct, they are mediocre watchdogs. They are great with children as both Boston Terriers and Huskies are tolerant, patient, and friendly.

Siberian Bostons love spending time with their family. These dogs are highly affectionate and social and often connect more to one member of the family. 

They do need a lot of physical activity though. Huskies were originally bred as sled dogs and evolved to require intensive physical exercise. 

They pass on these genes to their offspring.

15. Boston Terrier Pomeranian Mix (Pomston)

Boston Terrier Pomeranian Mix
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Height7 – 11 inches
Weight6 – 14 pounds
Lifespan13 – 15 years
Grooming Difficulty3
Shedding3
Intelligence4
Temperament5

The Pomston is a crossbreed of a Boston Terrier and a Pomeranian. They are intelligent and understand what humans expect of them. The Pomston inherits this trait from Pomeranians, who respond to the first command 85% of the time.[2]

Pomstons love pleasing their owners and enjoy spending time with their families. 

They don’t behave well around children and other dogs unless they are trained and socialized in puppyhood. 

As small dogs with tempers, Pomstons are vocal. They bark at unfamiliar noises or people.

16. Boston Terrier Pekingese Mix (Bostinese)

Boston Terrier Pekingese Mix
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Height10 – 14 inches
Weight11 – 20 pounds
Lifespan10 – 15 years
Grooming Difficulty3
Shedding3
Intelligence3
Temperament5

The Boston Terrier Pekingese mix is the result of crossbreeding Boston Terriers and Pekingese dogs. They are protective and territorial but they don’t bark excessively. These dogs are minimal droolers and don’t shed a lot.

The Bostinese gains weight easily. Make sure to engage them in daily physical activity and watch their calorie intake. 

They don’t tolerate being alone. This is associated with a risk of developing separation anxiety. 

They adapt easily to apartment living but need their daily walks.

17. Boston Terrier Border Collie Mix (Collie Terrier)

Boston Terrier Border Collie Mix
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Height15 – 22 inches
Weight20 – 40 pounds
Lifespan11 – 15
Grooming Difficulty3
Shedding3
Intelligence5
Temperament5

The Collie Terrier is the result of breeding Boston Terriers with Border Collies. They are affectionate, independent, and like to have a job. When left alone they become sad or bored. 

This mix is family-oriented and loyal. They form strong bonds with their owners and are intelligent and obedient. They get this trait from the Border Collie, who is the smartest dog of 130 breeds in terms of obedience and working intelligence[2]

They need constant exercise and mental stimulation. If they don’t, Collie Terriers engage in problematic behavior.[3]

18. Boston Terrier Min Pin Mix (Bospin)

Boston Terrier Min Pin Mix
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Height12 – 15 inches
Weight15 – 25 pounds
Lifespan12 -15 years
Grooming Difficulty2
Shedding3
Intelligence4
Temperament5

The Bospin is a combination of Boston Terriers and Miniature Pinschers. The majority of Bospins have short skulls and broad faces. They have flat noses, which includes them in a dog class called brachycephalic dogs. 

These dogs are cheerful and curious. They are minimal shedders and don’t require extensive grooming. 

Bospins get anxious if they experience constant change, so they need a daily routine. The Bospin’s intelligence is above average and easily understands new commands.

They need a lot of exercise and mentally engaging activities to be happy. This is why they are not suited for busy or sedentary owners.

19. Boston Terrier Boxer Mix (Boston Boxer)

Boston Terrier Boxer Mix
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Height15 – 23 inches
Weight22 – 55 pounds
Lifespan12 – 15 years
Grooming Difficulty2
Shedding2
Intelligence3
Temperament5

The Boston Boxer is a mix of a Boston Terrier and a Boxer. This mix is affectionate and likes to cuddle. They are great around children but suspicious of other dogs. They are moderate droolers if they resemble Boxers.

Boston Boxers are playful and fun to be around. They don’t adapt well to changes in routine. They take some time to adjust to different environments. 

They are most relaxed when they have a stable environment.

20. Boston Terrier Pointer Mix

Height16 – 24 inches
Weight15 – 60 pounds
Lifespan12 – 14 years
Grooming Difficulty2
Shedding3
Intelligence4
Temperament5

The Boston Terrier Pointer mix is the result of mating female Pointers with male Boston Terriers. They are friendly and joyful. This mix needs to be trained from puppyhood to prevent distractedness. They make great running companions and enjoy the company of other dogs.

Boston Terrier Pointer mixes need a lot of physical activity and mental stimulation. This is why they are not suited for sedentary people. 

They have a predisposition for eye disorders and need regular ophthalmological check-ups.

21. Boston Terrier Maltese Mix (Boston Malterrier)

Boston Terrier Maltese Mix
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Height10 – 16 inches
Weight9 – 22 pounds
Lifespan12 – 15 years
Grooming Difficulty3
Shedding2
Intelligence3
Temperament5

The Boston Malterrier is a crossbreed of Boston Terriers and Malteses. They are easy to train if you use positive reinforcement. Boston Malterriers are affectionate and make great family dogs. 

This mix is disobedient when they are frustrated. This usually happens when they don’t get enough physical exercise. 

They also have a predisposition for sensitive skin, which need special grooming. 

As quiet dogs who rarely bark, they are well adapted to apartment living.

22. Shar Pei Boston Terrier Mix (Sharbo)

Shar Pei Boston Terrier Mix
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Height15 – 20 inches
Weight30 – 50 pounds
Lifespan12 – 15 years
Grooming Difficulty3
Shedding2
Intelligence3
Temperament4

The Shar Pei Boston Terrier Mix is the result of breeding Boston Terriers with Chinese Shar Pei. They are intelligent, easy to train, and affectionate. They make great watchdogs as Shar Peis were initially bred to guard the Chinese royal palace. They pass on their territorial instinct to Sharbos.

Sharbos are jealous. They get frustrated if they feel excluded from family activities. These dogs exhibit jealousy when their owners are affectionate to other people or dogs. The functionality of this emotion is for the dog to protect their social bonds.[4]

23. English Bulldog Boston Terrier Mix (English Boston Bulldog)

English Bulldog Boston Terrier Mix
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Height15 – 17 inches
Weight20 -25 pounds
Lifespan10 – 15
Grooming Difficulty3
Shedding3
Intelligence3
Temperament4

The English Boston Bulldog is a mix of Boston Terriers and English Bulldogs. They make great family dogs and love being around humans. The Boston Bulldog is cheerful and enjoys playdates. They adapt well to various environments and to changes in their routines.

English Boston Bulldogs are loyal and form strong bonds with humans, often preferring one family member over the others. They don’t like being alone and can display separation anxiety.

They have high emotional intelligence. This allows them to recognize when humans are sad or happy. 

This mix farts excessively, especially if you don’t watch their diet.

24. Brussels Griffon Boston Terrier Mix – The Brusston

Brussels Griffon Boston Terrier Mix
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Height10 -17 inches
Weight10 – 25 pounds
Lifespan12 – 15
Grooming Difficulty
Shedding3
Intelligence3
Temperament5

The Brusston is the result of mating Boston Terriers with Brussels Griffons. They are quiet and not easily triggered by unfamiliar noises. These dogs love apartment living. They are loyal and are addicted to dog-human interaction. 

Brusstons are sociable with other dogs and fun to be around. They love playing with their owners and can be clingy.

Brusstons have a predisposition for several eye disorders that can lead to blindness. These disorders include Glaucoma[5], Progressive Retinal Atrophy[6], and Cataracts[7]

They are not patient or tolerant, which makes them unsuited around young children.

25. Pitbull Boston Terrier Mix (Pitbons)

Pitbull Boston Terrier Mix
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Height15 – 19 inches
Weight15 – 60 pounds
Lifespan9 – 12
Grooming Difficulty2
Shedding2
Intelligence3
Temperament4

The Pitbon Terrier is a crossbreed of Boston Terriers and American Pit Bulls. This mix has a short, smooth, and shiny coat. They are cheerful and fun to be around. 

These dogs have an athletic bulky appearance which they get from both of their parents. 

As they are affectionate, Pitbons like to cuddle. They also love spending time with their family. They are capable of forming strong bonds.

Pitbons engage in aggressive behavior if they are not trained in puppyhood. A recent study[8] illustrates a correlation between a breed’s purpose and its brain development. 

Pitbulls were bred for bullfighting, so they have a predisposition for aggression. They are also loyal and protective of their owners.

26. French Bulldog Terrier Mix (Frenchton)

French Bulldog Terrier Mix
Height11 – 17 inches
Weight12 – 27 pounds
Lifespan8 – 10 years
Grooming Difficulty2
Shedding2
Intelligence
Temperament5

The Frenchton is the result of crossbreeding French Bulldogs and Boston Terriers. This mix has a relatively short life expectancy. The French Bulldog has the shortest life expectancy of pet togs. they live, on average, 4.5 years.[6]

These dogs love humans. They are clingy and don’t like being left alone. when they are, they get frustrated and engage in destructive behavior. 

Frenchtons are energetic and lazy at the same time. They love acting as couch potatoes once in a while when they’re not high on energy.

They adapt well to apartment living but they become anxious when experiencing changes in their daily routine.

27. Lab And Boston Terrier Mix (Boston Lab)

Lab And Boston Terrier Mix
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Height13 – 15 inches
Weight20 – 45 pounds
Lifespan10 – 15 years
Grooming Difficulty2
Shedding3
Intelligence4
Temperament5

The Boston Lab is a mix of Boston Terriers and Labrador Retrievers. They are intelligent and easy to train. Boston Terriers have above-average intelligence, while Labs rank 7th in a study that analyzed the obedience and working intelligence of 130 breeds.[2]

Boston Labs are affectionate and make great family dogs. They love running and swimming and have great stamina. 

They are kind, calm, and tolerant, which makes them great with children. 

FAQs

What Are The Dogs That Look Like Boston Terriers?

The dogs that look like Boston Terriers are French Bulldogs. Boxers also have similar features. Still, the breed that is often confused with Boston Terriers is the French Bulldog. They are similar in size and body composition. Both have round heads, short snouts, and broad jaws.

Boston Terrier Is A Mix Of What Dogs?

The Boston Terrier is a mix of English Bulldogs and white English Terriers. This breed originates from Boston, Massachusetts. It is around 150 years old and has become popular in the last 50 years.

Are There Any Long-haired Boston Terriers?

Yes and no. There is a Long-haired Boston Terrier but they are not a pure breed. They are also called Silky Boston. They are not allowed in competitions because they defy the standard for the breed.

About Dennis Stapleton

Dennis Stapleton has a passion for animals, especially dogs, and their relatives. He’s intrigued by their social structure and loves to write and teach about the world's most popular pet animal.

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