The Boston can be happy as a couch potato or a canine athlete — whatever you want to do, he’ll be right there beside you. He’s also agile and intelligent enough to do it all, from learning tricks to competing in agility, obedience or other sports. And you don’t usually have to worry about a lot of attitude either; a well-bred, well-socialized Boston gets along well with children, strangers and other pets. Even better, the Boston (some people call him a Boston Bull Terrier) is neither hard to house train nor a nuisance barker. He sheds very little, and doesn’t require much in the way of grooming. A very sturdy dog considering that his weight range is only 10 to 25 pounds, the Boston is suited to lap life or apartment-dwelling as well as to an active suburban existence on the go.