Facts & Origin
History and origin
The Irish Bostetter, a cross between the Boston Terrier and the Irish Red and White Setter, is a dog of remarkable origin and disposition. The Irish Bostetter is a perfect companion for those who love dogs and can give them enough time and attention. They bring life and energy to your home and are an excellent addition to any family.
The Irish Bostetter is of American origin, a mixed breed of two famous breeds - the Boston Terrier, which originated in the USA, and the Irish Red and White Setter, which originated in Ireland. Thus, it combines the temperament and strengths of both breeds.
|Origin||USA - Ireland|
|Life expectancy||10 - 15 years|
|Care requirements||low-maintenance - high-maintenance|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Temperament and Character Traits
The Irish Bostetter is a demanding but loving pet, inheriting the energetic nature of the Irish Red and White Setter and the cheerful personality of the Boston Terrier. They are friendly, fun-loving dogs and make excellent family pets. Although they have a high tolerance for activity, they are also patient and easy-peasy pets.
- Playful: Your Irish Bostetter's toys will be their constant companions, as they enjoy every chance to have fun and play.
- Attentive: Their watchful eyes won't miss anything in the house. This alertness makes them good watchdogs and alarms.
- Friendly to other pets: They are tolerant and respectful of other pets in the house and act as a good playmate.
Health and Care
Some health concerns that can occur with this cross include hip dysplasia, eye problems and allergies. Regular checkups and preventative exams with your veterinarian are critical to detect and treat these problems early. A conscious and balanced diet, along with adequate exercise, is essential to keeping your Irish Bostetter healthy and happy.
Grooming your Irish Bostetter is fairly straightforward. You only need to brush their coat once a week to remove dead hair and keep their coat shiny and healthy.
Breeding the Irish Bostetter
Breeding the Irish Bostetter is a careful process, as the parent breeds have different characteristics. The ideal breeder will always try to bring out the best characteristics of both breeds, while making sure to keep the health aspects of each breed in mind.
Appearance of the Irish Bostetter
The Irish Bostetter is a unique dog that is the result of combining the Irish Red and White Setter with the Boston Terrier. Since this is a mixed breed, the appearance of the Irish Bostetter can vary, but it often has a muscular body, friendly eyes, and a medium size.
The size of these mixed breed dogs varies greatly and is usually between 40 and 60 inches. Its weight is usually between 10 and 25 kg, depending on the size and sex of the dog. Their coat often has several colors, typically a mixture of white and red or white and black, as is typical of their parent breeds. The coat is often short to medium length due to the influence of the Boston Terrier, and occasionally has the wavy to curly texture of the Irish Red and White Setter.
Shortness of breath
Difficult breathing can be recognized by the dog's rattling and sometimes accelerated breathing rate.
Problems with the Patellar can be a displacement or weak kneecap, which is one of the most common causes of lameness in dogs, also because of overweight.
Often occur with allergies and intolerances.
However, as the dog ages, this elasticity can be lost and completely inhibited by diseases such as spondylosis.
Hip dysplasia (HD)
Hip dysplasia (HD) is a genetic condition in dogs where the hip joint is not shaped properly. This leads to pain, stiffness and restricted movement.
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) is a slowly progressive death of the retina in dogs.
If dogs don't get a good food or sugary food, tartar can quickly appear.
Often occurs in old age.
The Irish Bostetter is a very lively and energetic hybrid breed that exhibits intelligence and adaptability. These dogs are very approachable and playful.
He needs a balanced diet that includes both protein and carbohydrate sources. The food should be adapted to his age, activity level and size.
Yes, he needs at least 45 minutes of exercise in the open air every day.
As a mixed breed, the Irish Bostetter will usually attain a size within the limits of its parent breeds.