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Boston Terrier Dogs
Boston Terriers have a unique personality that sets them apart from Jack Russells, Airedales, Cairns and other terriers. Some experts believe this is because their easygoing bulldog genes are dominant. Boston Terriers are less excitable than other terriers, having a gentle, well-mannered and gentlemanly personality. (They are, in fact, known as “the American gentleman”).
What They Are Like to Live With
Originally bred to be fighters and scrappers, over the years they evolved into pleasant companions, which prove to be in spades. Though the typical “terrier” spunk and attitude shows up now and then, they are generally easygoing and amiable. Their keen intellect also makes them easy to train and eager to learn.
Prone to heatstroke, Boston Terriers should be monitored when playing outdoors on hot days. And their short snouts may cause them to snore, drool and snort—kind of like Pugs. They are very easy to groom and don’t shed too much.
Originating in Boston, the Boston Terrier is one of the few breeds native to the United States. Bred in the 1870s from a mixture of English Terriers and English Bulldogs, Boston Terriers were originally known as Round Heads or Bull Terriers. In 1889, several dozen owners of these dogs formed the American Bull Terrier Club, which eventually angered fanciers of the proper Bull Terrier breed. With a name change in place, the Boston Terrier Club of America was formed in 1891, and two years later the AKC registered the breed.The Look of a Boston Terrier
Boston Terriers have short, compact, muscular frames with well-balanced and graceful postures. Their short, wide and flat heads—sized in proportion to their bodies—have square, wrinkle-free muzzles, widely set eyes and big black noses. They have slightly arched necks and broad chests, strong limbs and short tails. Their smooth, fine coats come in brindle and white, seal and white, or black and white.
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Rocky is our one-year-old Boston Terrier. When you ask him a question he cocks his head as if saying "huh?" He loves to play, play, play and is rather fast. We get a kick out of his nesting procedu...