Bostillon

He is not recognized by the F.C.I.

Origin
U.S.A. <> France and Belgium -> U.S.A.
Translation
Francis Vandersteen

A brief presentation of the Bostillon

Bostillons are happy, lively and friendly companion dogs. They require moderate activity, but lots of affection from their owners. Their average lifespan for small breed dogs is 10 to 15 years. They generally weigh between 4.5 and 8 kilos and measure between 25.5 and 40.5 centimeters in height. The breed has the compact torso and higher legs of a Boston Terrier and the facial features, including ears, the signature of a Continental Toy Spaniel. This mix has been bred for decades and is relatively stable in temperament and appearance, but is not yet recognized by the American Kennel Club.

History of the Bostillon

The name Bostillon is a combination of the two names of its parent breeds: the Boston Terrier and the Continental Toy Spaniel. The product of these two breeds, the Bostillon, is thought to have originated in the early to mid-1900s, when both parent breeds were in North America. It was probably bred at random or by mistake for some time. Only recently has it been recognized as a specific cross-breed hybrid, but not by the AKC.
        

A little of the Boston Terrier

        
The Boston Terrier was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1893. A popular breed, it was often bred in Boston, Massachusetts, its home town after being brought over from England, giving us the breed we know today. From 1905 to 1939, the Boston Terrier was the most popular dog in the United States and is still loved by many.
Standard of the Boston Terrier

A little of the Continental Toy Spaniel

The Continental Toy Spaniel takes its name from its butterfly-like ears. The breed originated over 700 years ago in France, and was very popular with European royalty and elite. Continental Toy Spaniels can even be identified in Italian frescoes and paintings as far back as the 13th century. Interestingly, this breed originally had pendulous ears. Over time, however, it developed the erect ears we recognize today. In fact, many litters still produce puppies with both types of ears. Continental Toy Spaniels became popular in North America in the early 20th century, and the AKC recognized the breed in 1915.
Standard of the Continental Toy Spaniel

Appearance of the Bostillon

A Bostillon looks like a true cross between its two parent breeds. It's a small dog with the compact torso and higher legs of a Boston Terrier. At the same time, it has the relatively longer muzzle, large round eyes and upright ears characteristic of a Continental Toy Spaniel. Bostillons weigh between 4.5 and 8 kilos and reach between 25.5 and 40.5 centimeters in height. Their coat is short to medium-length and soft, with feathering around the ears, feet, legs and belly. Bostillons are usually black and white, also known as a tuxedo pattern, but can also have other colors common to Continental Toy Spaniels such as browns and reds. Bostillons' large signature ears stand erect on their heads. They have a long tail and round, delicate legs that carry their gait like a prancing horse.

Temperament of the Bostillon

Because Bostillons retain many desirable qualities from both their parent breeds, they are known as wonderful family companions who enjoy spending time with their owners. Bostillons are known to be gentle and get along very well with children, the elderly and other dogs. They also enjoy downtime indoors with their owners and family members. They are not a hyper breed and are content with moderate daily walks and a romp in the dog park. As Bostillons are relatively social, they will bark and whine if left alone for too long. This affectionate hybrid is best suited to homes where one person is present during the day. In fact, it's important to note that this breed tends to be barky in general. Otherwise, Bostillons have a generally happy disposition, making them more adaptable than their Boston Terrier parent. Overall, they are gentle animals that thrive in structured environments where social activities, exercise and downtime are relatively consistent.

Needs and activities of the Bostillon

The Bostillon is an elastic, playful breed that requires moderate daily exercise, social time with other dogs and plenty of human affection. Bostillons enjoy a moderate walk, a daily trip to the park or recreation with their owners. However, they don't tolerate hot weather very well and shouldn't be over-exercised in hot weather. They are fast, agile runners with a tendency to roam and hunt, so owners should not leave their Bostillons unattended outdoors. In fact, Bostillons are primarily an indoor dog and will be happiest if they have a healthy mix of indoor and outdoor exercise and recreation.

Maintenance of the Bostillon

Bostillons are not hypoallergenic and therefore not suitable for owners with allergies. They don't need much grooming or bathing as they don't carry as many common odors as other breeds. However, owners should be aware of trimming the feathered parts of their ribs around the eyes, ears and legs to avoid infections, matting or debris build-up in these areas. Tangles or mats in these areas should be brushed out as soon as they are noticed. Like all breeds, Bostillons should have their teeth brushed daily and their nails trimmed a few times a month to avoid painful overgrowth or breakage.

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