The Boston Terrier

The Boston Terrier

Boston Terrier Dog, Mother with Pup sitting against white Background
Boston Terrier Dog, Mother with Pup

As the name suggests, the Boston Terrier originates from Boston, Massachusetts and they’re also fondly known as “The American Gentlemen.” Robert C. Hooper, from Boston, purchased a mixed dog from a bulldog breed and terrier breed. He bred this dog with a French Bulldog to create the Boston Terrier. They were a hit in Boston and were the first non-sporting dog that was bred in the United States. They were accepted by the American Kennel Club in 1893 as a companion breed.

boston terrier

This breed is very friendly, eager to please, and highly intelligent. Despite their stubborn quality, they’re also easy to train and love children to their core. They can be a bit barky, but if you start training early this is easy to correct. They are mostly gentle dogs, though the males can be a bit aggressive at first if they feel their territory is being threatened by another male dog. After being socialized enough, this aggression is almost non-existent. They can also become a bit protective of their owners but not overly so to be worried.

Much like the French Bulldog, the Boston Terrier can’t tolerate too much heat or cold because of their short muzzles. They have a sensitive digestive system, eye issues, and are prone to snoring and reverse sneezes. They tend to live 11–13 years of age.

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