How Much Do Boston Terriers Cost? Chart & Where To Find Them


How much do Boston Terriers Cost? Boston Terrier Society
Bella only a few weeks old.

Are you looking to buy a Boston Terrier, but unsure what it will cost you?

When I bought Bella, a purebred Boston Terrier, back in 2009 we were able to get her from a breeder for $350.00 in Missouri.

But that was over a decade ago. After a few hours of research, here is what I found out regarding the prices of Boston Terriers 10 years later.


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How Much Does A Boston Terrier Cost?

The average price for a purebred Boston Terrier puppy online is $1,299.68. The median price of over 137 different breeders across the country was $1,050. The price can vary wildly from as low as $350 to as high as $3,299.

Where Is The Best Place To Find Affordable Boston Babies?

Buying a puppy can be expensive, so be sure to do your own research online.

The most affordable place I could find was Craigslist as well as shelters & rescues.

Let us talk about rescues and Craigslist individually below.

Boston Terrier getting adopted

Rescues & Shelters

If you are wanting to get a Boston Terrier the best kind of “shelters” to look into would be a Boston Terrier Rescue.

Often the cost to adopt from a rescue is no more than $400. I looked at 10 of the Boston Terrier rescues in the United States that have pricing on their website and the average price was $336.00.

Want to learn more about Boston Terrier Rescue adoption pricing, process, and more? Start with this article, How Much Does It Cost To Adopt A Boston From A Rescue.

Where To Find A Boston Terrier Rescue

There are a number of these types of rescues throughout the United States and the world.

If you want a complete list of Boston Terrier Rescues in the U.S. & Canada check out this list here on my site, Boston Terrier Rescue Directory.

The only thing you may be missing from the shelter or Craigslist is the American Kennel Club (AKC) registration.

If a purebred Boston is important to you, make sure you see and receive the AKC Dog Registration Application before buying your new puppy.

For more information about what to look out for when buying an AKC Registered Dog, check out AKC’s article on What Buyers Need To Know.

Cute boston terrier puppy

Craigslist

The only positive I have for finding Boston Terriers on Craigslist is you can often find an affordable puppy that you can bring into your home and love on.

However, there are a lot of reasons not to get a Boston Terrier from Craigslist.

Reasons Not To Get A Puppy On Craigslist:

  • Scams
  • Not A Purebred Boston
  • You Don’t Know The Breeding Practices Of The Breeder

If you want help in avoiding puppy scams be sure to check out this article I wrote to help spot Boston Terrier puppy scams, How To Avoid Scams.

The Average Price Of Boston Terrier Puppies On 5 Online Marketplaces

Site NameAverage Cost
Puppy Spot$2,462.36
American Kennel Club$1,311.66
Greenfield Puppies$1,031.13
Puppy Find$905.00
Craigslist$788.23

*Click the links below to find the respective marketplaces.

holding a boston terrier
Me (Donnie) and Bella.

How I Did My Research

In doing my research for this article, I used the following marketplace websites:

The Process

I went to every site and found 30 different breeders to compile an average cost of Boston’s for that site.

The only place I was unable to pull 30 breeders from was Craigslist. In Craigslist, I was unable to verify if the puppies were purebred, so I did not include them in my sample. The Craigslist sample size included 17 breeders.

Final Thoughts…

Buying a Boston Baby should be an exciting time for you. Emily and I drove eight hours round trip to buy Bella. A local pet store was selling Boston’s for $1,200.00, and we purchased Bella for $350.00, the weekend drive was worth it.

Do your research and call around to see where you can get the best price.

If you scoured the internet long enough, and you’re patient, you should be able to buy a purebred Boston under $1,000.

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Donnie Gardner

Donnie Gardner is the owner of the Boston Terrier Society. He has been raising Bella the Boston since 2010. He resides in Kansas with his wife, daughter, and Bella. His favorite activities are hanging out with family, traveling, running (but has bad knees), and reading non-fiction books.

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