Boston Terrier

Personality:Friendly, bright, amusing, and adaptable

Coat & Grooming:a low-maintenance breed; the short, sleek coat is an easy-keeper

Energy Level:Somewhat Active; Curious and lively, Bostons enjoy brisk walks and lots of playtime

Originally: United States

Nicknames: Boston; The American Gentleman

Size: Small

Meet the Boston Terrier

​Bostons are compact, short-tailed, well-balanced little dogs weighing no more than 25 pounds. The breed is famous for its “tuxedo” coat: white and either black, brindle (a dark striped pattern), or seal (dark brown). The muzzle is short and the eyes are large, dark, and round, giving Bostons a kind and intelligent expression that can melt the coldest heart.

What's Their Story?

​Sometime around 1870 Robert C. Hooper, of Boston, acquired a dog named Judge, a cross between a Bulldog and an old breed known as the English Terrier. Judge has been called the “ancestor of all true modern Bostons.” Fans of the breed set about refining their dog, and the first club devoted to Bostons was founded in 1889. Bostons are lovers not fighters, and the breed’s gentle nature earned it the nickname “The American Gentleman.”

What are they Like?

​It’s a safe bet that a breed named for a city—the Havanese or Brussels Griffon, for instance—will make an excellent pet for city-dwellers. The Boston Terrier is no exception. Compact, easily trained, people-oriented, and always up for a walk, Bostons are a perfect pet for urban life. Of course, whether their home is the city, suburbs, or country doesn’t matter much to Bostons, as long as they can be the star of their family. Their many charms have made Bostons a true American favorite for more than a hundred years.

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