Boston Terrier

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Truly an “All-American” dog, the Boston Terrier is a lively and highly intelligent breed with an excellent disposition. Conveying an impression of determination, strength and activity, he is short-headed and compactly built, and must be black, brindle or seal with white markings.

History

Following the Civil War, the Boston Terrier breed was developed in the stables of Boston, Massachusetts, as a fighting dog. An imported dog known as “Hooper's Judge” (sold to a Boston man in 1870) became the ancestor of almost all true modern Boston Terriers.

The breed is an American creation, resulting from a cross between an English Bulldog and a white English Terrier. In 1891, the breed became known as Boston Terriers, taking the name of the city where they originated.

Temperament

The Boston has been nicknamed “the American Gentleman” because of his dapper appearance, characteristically gentle disposition and suitability as companion and house pet. They require only a moderate amount of exercise and a minimum amount of grooming. The breed is easy to train and they are easy keepers, preferring to remain by their owner’s sides.

  • Non-Sporting Group; AKC recognized in 1893.
  • Companion

Environment

  • Apartment is fine because of small size
  • Low activity indoors.
  • Thrive in moderate climates because of short snout

Exercise

  • Moderate daily exercise.
  • Love vigorous play because of terrier disposition

Grooming

  • Easy care.
  • Occasional brushing because of short hair coat
  • Average shedding.

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