Dog Breed Info Center(R) DBIC

Bostalian

Boston Terrier / Italian Greyhound Mixed Breed Dogs

Information and Pictures

The front right side of a brown with white Bostalian that is laying on a carpeted floor and in front of a couch

"Laney the Bostalian the Boston Terrier / Italian Greyhound hybrid dog at 5 years old—she is easy going and very loving. She loves to chase and chew balls/toys and loves to be petted. She has strong jaws. She loves to be on a schedule (eating, going places, etc.). She can be very vocal when she plays and runs extremely fast. She has very soft fur. She gets along well with other dogs and kids. She is overall a great dog. She adapts to anything!"

Description

The Bostalian is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Boston Terrier and the Italian Greyhound. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

Recognition
  • ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club
  • DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.
Close Up - The left side of a tan with white Bostalian that is sleeping across a couch

Laney the Bostalian (Boston Terrier / Italian Greyhound mix breed dog) at 5 years old

The right side of a brindle with white Bostalian puppy that is laying on a blanket, across a bed and it is looking to the right.

"This is our 4-month-old Bostalian named Jack. As you can see he has the coloring of a Boston Terrier with the body type of an Italian Greyhound. He really is a Jackrabbit. He bounces around when playing with our other dog and when playing he often sits up on his hind legs and “boxes.” He is high energy but at this age it is short lived. Very quick learner. Only took a couple of days to learn his name and we have only had him 3 weeks and he is house trained with very little effort. Loves to chew on things so we have to watch anything and everything. Plays very well with our other dog, very happy, playful and smart."

The right side of a brindle with white Bostalian puppy that is sitting across a carpet and in front of a fireplace.

Jack the Bostalian puppy at 4 months old

The right side of a brindle with white Bostalian puppy that is standing on a carpet and in front of a fireplace.

Jack the Bostalian puppy at 4 months old

The back left side of a brindle with white Bostalian puppy that is standing in front of a TV with its paw over top of a dog toy. It is looking at the legs of a person to the left of it.

Jack the Bostalian puppy at 4 months old

The front right side of a black and white Bostalian that is wearing a sweater, it is sitting on a rug and to the left f it is a couch.

"Tyson the Bostalian at eight weeks old—the puppy is mixed between a Boston Terrier and an Italian Greyhound. It is a male. He is very energetic and playful. He gets along very well with small children and other dogs as well. I love this puppy. He is very sweet to every person instead of being attached to just one owner."

The left side of a black with white Bostalian puppy that is standing across a couch, in front of a pillow and it is looking forward.

Tyson the Bostalian puppy at 4 months old

Close up - Topdown view of the right side of a black with white Bostalian puppy that is sleeping in a dog bed, next to a dog toy.

Tyson the Bostalian puppy at 8 weeks old