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    Boston Terrier |United States|

    Boston Terrier |United States|

    The Boston Terrier is sometimes called the “American Gentleman,” and deservedly so due to its dapper appearance and gentle disposition. It is hard to believe that these lovely little dogs were bred from fighting stock tracing back to the American Civil War. Today’s Bostons are dignified, loyal, and occasionally cheeky dogs that have won hearts around the world. They are intelligent, inquisitive, and relatively easy to train, although like most terrier breeds they have a tendency to be stubborn at times. Bostons are often used as therapy dogs and enjoy agility.


    The Boston Terrier developed in Boston, Massachusetts, at the end of the nineteenth century and traces to British Bulldog and White English Terrier crosses. One dog that greatly influenced the breed development was Hooper’s Judge, whose grandson Tom, born in 1877, is considered the first true Boston Terrier type. The breed was recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1893.

    Because of the Boston’s large head, they often require Caesarean section to give birth. Litters average just three or four puppies.

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    From Dogs Unleashed, Copyright by Tamsin Pickeral, licensed through ContentOro, Inc and used by arrangement with Thunder Bay Press

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