Boston Terrier mixes are the result of a cross between a purebred Boston Terrier and another purebred dog. These designer dogs can inherit any mix of characteristics from their parent breeds.
Therefore, Boston Terrier mixes can be a way to transfer some of these unique features to a new pet!
Boston Terrier mixes are on the rise!
The Boston Terrier purebred dog breed has long been the choice of companion for many. The list includes presidents, celebrities and more!
This pooch, has a signature “tuxedo” coat, lively personality and loving nature. They are definitely tough to resist!
The Boston Terrier
The Boston Terrier, aka “The American Gentleman,” is loved all over the world.
To hear UK history tell it, the Boston Terrier dog breed first arose in the 1860’s. It came about when English breeders crossed two purebred dogs, the English Terrier and the English Bulldog.
The original goal was to make a superior new breed to compete in ratting and pit fighting contests.
What they got instead was Judge, the Boston Terrier. Judge traveled to America to become the original patriarch for all modern Boston Terriers today.
Boston Terriers are Loving Dogs
The Boston Terrier adapts well to life in small spaces. But he is also an eager student for training.
Boston Terriers also make excellent K-9 service dogs!
This short, smooth-coated breed sheds moderately all year round. Weekly brushing is typically enough.
However, these traits unfortunately can’t be guaranteed in Boston Terrier mixes! They could inherit any mix from their two parents.
Unfortunately, They Aren’t Very Healthy
Boston Terriers are brachycephalic (flat-faced). This face type has known health concerns. These include respiratory, dental, digestive and eye issues.
Boston Terrier breeders should also routinely test breeding stock (parent dogs) for eye issues, congenital deafness and patellar luxation (Canine Health Information Center (CHIC)).
Some Boston Terrier Mixes Might be healthier
Interestingly, hybrid breeding between an English Terrier and an English Bulldog produced the dog that became the modern Boston Terrier.
Could mixing breeds further help rid the Boston Terrier of its health problems?
Today, some conscientious breeders are embracing the theory of hybrid vigor as a way of improving the health of certain purebred dogs.
Boston Terrier Mixes List
Here are some of the Boston Terrier mixes we’ll look at today!
- Beagle Boston Terrier Mix (Boglen Terrier)
- Bichon Frise Boston Terrier Mix (Bostchon)
- Brussels Griffon Boston Terrier Mix (Brusston)
- Bulldog Boston Terrier Mix (English Boston Bulldog)
- Cairn Terrier Boston Terrier Mix (Cairoston)
- Chihuahua Boston Terrier Mix (Chibo)
- Chinese Shar Pei Boston Terrier Mix (Sharbo)
- Cocker Spaniel Boston Terrier Mix (Boston Spaniel)
- Dachshund Boston Terrier Mix (Bodach)
- French Bulldog Boston Terrier Mix (Frenchton)
- Jack Russell Terrier Boston Terrier Mix (Bojack)
- Labrador Retriever Boston Terrier Mix (Boston Lab)
- Lhasa Apso Boston Terrier Mix (Bosapso)
- Miniature Pinscher Boston Terrier Mix (Minpin)
- Papillon Boston Terrier Mix (Bostillon)
- Pekingese Boston Terrier Mix (Bostinese)
- Pomeranian Boston Terrier Mix (Pomston)
- Poodle Boston Terrier Mix (Bossipoo)
- Pug Boston Terrier Mix (Bugg)
- Shih Tzu Boston Terrier Mix (Boshih)
Beagle Boston Terrier Mix (Boglen)
This pup will weigh 12 to 30 pounds depending on the size of the Beagle parent. Beagles are bred in two sizes today.
This dog has a life expectancy of 10 to 15 years.
Your Boglen will likely shed lightly year-round and perhaps seasonally. This pup should be a winner in personality, temperament and trainability.
For more information about the Boglen, be sure to read this article.
Bichon Frise Boston Terrier Mix (Bostchon)
A Bostchon has one Bichon Frise parent and one Boston Terrier parent.
This dog may weigh 12 to 18 pounds. It will have a life expectancy of 11 to 15 years.
This dog may shed a little. But even so, it will need regular brushing to keep trapped hair from matting the coat. A well-bred Bostchon inherits winning personality traits from both parents.
Brussels Griffon Boston Terrier Mix (Brusston)
The Brusston is a puppy with one Brussels Griffon parent and one Boston Terrier parent. Your Brusson may weigh between 7 and 25 pounds. It has an average life span of 11 to 15 years.
Expect some year-round shedding. Whether your Brusston inherits the rough or smooth coat from the Brussels Griffon parent.
This hybrid dog will inherit the brachycephalic (flat-faced) muzzle type from both parents. But this often brings lifelong health concerns. These include eye tearing, respiratory and oral health.
Bulldog Boston Terrier Mix (Boston Bulldog)
A Boston Bulldog is a pup with one Bulldog parent and one Boston Terrier parent.
This dog can be sizable and stocky, weighing anywhere from 12 to 50 pounds. The life expectancy is 8 to 13 years.
Expect some year-round shedding with weekly brushing duties.
The Boston Bulldog will inherit the flat-faced (brachycephalic) face shape from both parent dogs. But, like other Boston Terrier mixes with the same flat face they may experience lifelong health issues.
Cairn Terrier Boston Terrier Mix (Cairoston)
The Cairoston is a dog born from breeding a Cairn Terrier with a Boston Terrier.
Your Cairoston will be a small pup – perhaps weighing 12 to 25 pounds at most.
Both parent dogs shed lightly year-round and need regular brushing. So you can expect this in your Cairoston.
Personality-wise, you can expect a lively, smart, sociable pup. However, he may inherit a stubborn streak from the Cairn Terrier side.
Chihuahua Boston Terrier Mix (Chibo)
A Chibo – also called a Bohuahua – has one Chihuahua parent and one Boston Terrier parent.
This pup will likely be quite small. The potential weight range for both parent dogs is 6 to 25 pounds.
You may have more intense grooming duties if your pup inherits the long-haired Chihuahua coat. Expect some shedding year-round.
The Chibo will inherit the flat-faced (brachycephalic) muzzle shape from both parents. This may present some problems health-wise.
For even more information about the Chibo, read this article.
Chinese Shar Pei Boston Terrier Mix (Sharbo)
The Sharbo is a crossbred pup with one Chinese Shar Pei parent dog and one Boston Terrier parent dog.
Your Sharbo will be strong and stocky. It could weigh anywhere from 12 to 60 pounds depending on the size of its parents.
The average lifespan is 8 to 13 years.
The Sharbo may inherit some of the unusual health issues of the Shar Pei. This includes eye and ear issues, respiratory and special needs due to the deep skin folds of the face.
In addition, both parent dogs will contribute the brachycephalic muzzle shape. But this will bring yet more health risks.
Cocker Spaniel Boston Terrier Mix (Boston Spaniel)
The Boston Spaniel is a hybrid dog with one Cocker Spaniel and one Boston Terrier parent. This is another of the popular Boston Terrier mixes.
This pup will likely weigh anywhere from 12 to 30 pounds. It has a typical lifespan of 10 to 14 years.
Your Boston Spaniel is set to inherit good personality and temperament genes from both parent dogs. Additionally, it may shed moderately year-round and seasonally.
Dachshund Boston Terrier Mix (Bodach)
A Bodach has one Dachshund parent and one Boston Terrier parent.
This dog may weigh as little as 5 pounds or as much as 30+ pounds depending on the size of the Dachshund parent. The life expectancy is 11 to 16 years.
A Bodach may inherit a short, long, smooth or wirehaired coat. This will depend on the Dachshund parent’s coat type. Expect some shedding but nothing overwhelming.
This dog will likely have a lively, independent temperament with plenty of smarts.
French Bulldog Boston Terrier Mix (Frenchton)
Your Frenchton may weigh 12 to 28 pounds. It will have a life expectancy of 10 to 13 years.
This dog will have a short, smooth coat that sheds lightly all year.
The Frenchton inherits the brachycephalic face shape from both parent dogs. This is something to be aware of before getting this breed. Boston Terrier mixes with brachycephaly come with many other health problems.
For even more information about the Frenchton, be sure to read this article.
Jack Russell Terrier Boston Terrier Mix (Bojack)
A Bojack puppy is a cross between a Jack Russell Terrier and a Boston Terrier.
Your Bojack may weigh 12 to 25 pounds. It has a lifespan of 11 to 16 years.
Jack Russell Terriers are quite popular but are not currently AKC-recognized. However the UKC does recognize this breed.
They have short coats that are easy to maintain and a fun personality. But remember, there is no way to predict which characteristics Boston Terrier mixes will inherit!
Labrador Retriever Boston Terrier Mix (Boston Lab)
The popular Boston Lab has one Labrador Retriever and one Boston Terrier parent.
The Boston Lab will likely be a sizable pup with a weight range of 12 to 80 pounds. It will have a life expectancy of 11 to 13 years.
This dog will shed year-round. But it may shed more seasonally.
Expect the friendly, genial, smart and people-focused personality of both parent dogs.
Lhasa Apso Boston Terrier Mix (Bosapso)
The Bosapso is a crossbred puppy with one Lhasa Apso parent and one Boston Terrier parent.
This dog may weigh 12 to 15 pounds. It will have a lifespan of 11 to 15 years.
Your Bosapso will probably need daily brushing. However, you may want to opt for a shorter puppy clip to keep grooming manageable.
The Bosapso will inherit some degree of brachycephaly from both parents. Although it may be milder than some of the other Boston Terrier mixes in our list.
Miniature Pinscher Boston Terrier Mix (Minpin)
The Minpin is a cross between a Miniature Pinscher and a Boston Terrier.
Your Minpin’s adult weight range is from 8 to 25 pounds. The typical lifespan for this pup is 11 to 16 years.
This pup likely won’t shed much. Therefore, a weekly brushing should do.
Personality-wise, Minpins can be independent and stubborn. But they are also very loving. Which of these Boston Terrier mixes is your favorite so far?
Papillon Boston Terrier Mix (Bostillon)
A Bostillon has one Papillon parent dog and one Boston Terrier parent dog.
This dog’s weight range in adulthood is 5 to 25 pounds. Its life expectancy is 11 to 16 years.
Your Bostillon may inherit a long or short coat. But shedding will likely be light and quite manageable.
Both parent dogs are bright, trainable and eager to please. Let’s look at some more Boston Terrier mixes.
Pekingese Boston Terrier Mix (Bostinese)
The Bostinese is what you get by crossbreeding a Pekingese with a Boston Terrier.
Your Bostinese has a weight range of 7 to 25 pounds. It has a life expectancy of 11 to 14 years.
The Bostinese may need daily coat brushing depending on parental influence.
This pup will inherit the flat-faced muzzle shape from both parents, which may require special health treatment.
Pomeranian Boston Terrier Mix (Pomston)
The Pomston has one Pomeranian parent and one Boston Terrier parent.
Expect your pup to be little – the weight range is 3 to 25 pounds! This dog may live 11 to 16 years.
The Pomston probably won’t visibly shed much. But it will require near-daily brushing to strip out trapped shed hair from the coat.
This dog will be smart, trainable and quite people-oriented.
Poodle Boston Terrier Mix (Bossipoo)
The Bossipoo is a cross between a Miniature Poodle and a Boston Terrier.
Your Bossipoo may weigh anywhere from 10 to 25 pounds. It will have a lifespan of 10 to 18 years.
Poodles are popular for hybrid breeding programs because of their non-shedding (“hypoallergenic”) coat. However, this brings more intense brushing and grooming duties.
This makes them one of the most popular Boston Terrier mixes. Especially for those with allergies. But remember you can’t guarantee a Poodle coat!
This will be a smart dog, highly trainable and very people-oriented!
Pug Boston Terrier Mix (Bugg)
The adorably named Bugg is a cross between a Pug and a Boston Terrier. The Bugg is another of the popular Boston Terrier mixes. But unfortunately it has some health issues.
The Bugg can weigh anywhere from 12 to 25 pounds. It has a life expectancy of 11 to 15 years.
This dog will have a short, smooth coat that sheds moderately.
Of special concern: your Bugg will inherit the flat-faced (brachycephalic) muzzle shape from both parents. This can come with some additional health concerns to be mindful of.
For even more information about the Bugg, be sure to read this article.
Shih Tzu Boston Terrier Mix (Boshih)
The final of the Boston Terrier mixes on our list is the Boshih. The Boshih has one Shih Tzu parent dog and one Boston Terrier parent dog.
Your Boshih will probably be on the smaller side. Their weight range is 9 to 16 pounds.
This dog’s life expectancy ranges from 10 to 18 years.
This dog will shed mildly if at all. However, your pup will need daily brushing. Especially if the Shih Tzu’s long coat prevails!
The Boshih will inherit the brachycephalic (flat) face shape from both parent dogs. This can bring some respiratory, digestive, eye and oral health concerns.
Is A Boston Terrier Mix Right For Me?
The Boston Terrier is a lovely tempered dog. But sadly it has less than average health.
But, by choosing a mix that has a healthy structure, you might be able to improve the health of your puppy.
We hope you have had fun learning about all the different mix breed dogs that are part Boston Terrier!
Which of these Boston Terrier mixes was your favorite?
Do you have a Boston Terrier mix? Drop us a line in the comments below!
References and Resources
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- Eaton, P., 2015, “How the Boston Terrier became the most beloved breed in Massachusetts,” Boston.com.
- Beuchat, C., PhD, 2014, “The myth of hybrid vigor in dogs….is a myth,” The Institute of Canine Biology.
- Buckner, J., MD, 2018, “Meet the Dog Who’s a Weapon Against IBD,” Benaroya Research Institute.
- Vidt, J., DVM, et al, 2018, “Owners Guide to the Chinese Shar Pei,” Chinese Shar Pei Club of America.
Hunderman, A., et al, 2019, “Jack Russell Terrier Breed Standard,” United Kennel Club.