Bostalian:Boston Terrier and Italian Greyhound Mix

Hybrid Breed

Boston Terrier + Italian Greyhound


Origin and history of the Bostalian

The Bostalian is a unique hybrid breed created by mating a Boston Terrier and an Italian Wind Chime. This mix combines the charming personality of the Boston Terr ier with the elegance and grace of the Italian Wind Chime. Although the Bostalian does not have a long history, it is growing in popularity due to its lovable nature and attractive appearance.

Suitability and Use

The Bostalian is well suited for different types of owners, including families, single people, or seniors. Their small size and friendly nature also make them suitable for living in apartments or town homes. However, they do need regular exercise and mental stimulation to get their energy out and be happy. Bostalians are usually good companion dogs and can also be successful in dog sports such as agility or obedience.

Alternate Name -
Origin USA - Italy
Life expectancy 10 - 15 years
Care requirements low-maintenance
Activity level average - high
FCI group not recognised
AKC group not recognised
KC group not recognised

Possible character traits of the Bostalian

The Bostalian is usually a friendly, playful and affectionate companion. He inherits the lively personality of the Boston Terrier and the gentleness of the Italian Wind Chime. Bostalians are often affectionate, intelligent and eager to learn. They usually have a strong desire to bond with their owners and enjoy being around them. Despite their small size, they are often bold and confident.

The Bostalian is a delightful mix of the Boston Terrier and the Italian Wind Chime. With its charming appearance and friendly nature, it is an ideal companion for different types of owners. With proper care, veterinary attention and loving attention, the Bostalian can live a healthy and happy life.

Care and health

The Bostalian can benefit from the genetic advantages of both parent breeds. However, genetic health problems of both breeds can also occur. Potential health problems in the Bostalian include eye problems, breathing problems due to the short face, and joint disease. Regular veterinary examinations, a balanced diet and proper grooming are important to maintain the Bostalian's health.

Grooming the Bostalian is usually quite simple. The short coat requires only occasional brushing to remove loose hair. The ears should be checked regularly for cleanliness and cleaned as needed. Since the Bostalian is a short-nosed dog, care should be taken in warm weather to avoid overheating and to provide adequate water and shade. A balanced diet, regular exercise and mental stimulation also contribute to the Bostalian's care and well-being.

The Bostalian is usually a small to medium sized dog with a compact build. He has a short, smooth coat that can come in a variety of colors such as black, brown, white, or spotted. The Italian Wind Chime often gives it a slender and elegant appearance with long legs and a narrow muzzle. The eyes are usually large and expressive.

Fur length short
Fur flat coated
Ear shape Standing Ears - Tilt-ear
Tail stubby - lang
Anatomy muscular, slim, dainty, sporty
Size ♀ 4 - 44 cm
Weight ♀ 7 - 38 kg
Size ♂ 4 - 43 cm
Weight ♂ 8 - 38 kg
Suitable For -
  • Shortness of breath

    Difficult breathing can be recognized by the dog's rattling and sometimes accelerated breathing rate.

  • Patellar problems

    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.

  • Eye diseases

    Often occur with allergies and intolerances.

  • Spinal disorders

    However, as the dog ages, this elasticity can be lost and completely inhibited by diseases such as spondylosis.

  • A Bostalian is a breed of dog made up of the two breeds Boston Terrier and Italian Greyhound.

  • A Boston Terrier and Italian Greyhound mix is a very lively and active dog with a good-natured, friendly and happy disposition. They are intelligent and teachable and have an adaptable personality. They usually have a short coat and are easy to train.

  • This hybrid breed has different physical characteristics depending on the parent breed. They are usually small, athletic and energetic. They usually have a long, smooth coat and have large ears, small nostrils and brown eyes.

  • This hybrid breed must be brushed regularly to avoid loss of luster'. Also, their claws need to be trimmed regularly, as they grow quickly. Bathing should be done only every few months.

  • This hybrid breed is friendly, affectionate and bright. They are very demanding and need regular mental and physical stimulation. They also need to learn how to behave in a manner appropriate to the species in order to acquire positive behavior.

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