Do you want to know how long Boston Terriers live?
I remember when I was in my mid 30s and my friend who was over 40 said.. turning 40 is like when the bartender asks for the tab and asks you to settle up?
I was confused.
Please explain more I asked her.
So she said, “Well all those wrong decisions you made when you’re younger … they eventually catch up to you and in some form or other you have to pay for them.”
I never forgot that talk I had with her because sure enough now that I’m closer to fifty I look at my dogs the same way in the sense that…. all the decision I make on their behalf will affect them in their older age.
I take my own health very seriously. I eat whole fresh food when I can. My dogs do too. I exercise daily. My dogs do too.
I’d like to live a long life. And I’d love my dogs to live as long as they can too.
So this post is dedicated to how to ensure my dogs live as long and as healthy as they can.
Fact #1: Boston Terriers Live an Average of 11 to 13 years.
The parent club for our breed is the Boston Terrier Club of America and they state that the average Boston Terrier lives between 11 to 13 years.
This is in line with dogs their size. For example, the Cocker Spaniel’s average life span is 11 years, while the Cardigan Welsh Corgi’s average lifespan is 13 years.
Keep in mind just because this data point exists…. it doesn’t mean that is how long YOUR Boston Terrier will live. Different factors will affect how long they live such as:
I’ve seen Boston Terriers live till they were 15, 16, 17, and 18 years of age. As dog parent owners we don’t have control over their genetics, but we do have control over the other three.