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People from all around the world loves the Boston Terrier breed of dog. The Boston Terrier is a unique dog breed with it's own history.
This beautiful dog breed has some interesting facts. Here are 8 interesting facts about the Boston Terrier breed of dog!
The origins of some dog breeds are lost in history but not the Boston Terrier. It is a cross of an English bulldog with an English terrier. The original ancestors of the breed were bred in Boston in around 1870. The Boston Terrier was later first recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1893.
They were originally bred as rodent hunters and even for pit fighting. They were much larger and heavier than they are today. They were weighing around 44 pounds. Nowadays most Boston Terriers typically weigh around half that size. They are energetic and friendly companion animals.
That's because their head size are proportionally larger than their body size. Many time, Boston Terrier puppies are delivered via Caesarean Section (C-Section) to make sure they are safe.
The first Boston Terriers were bred in Boston in around 1870. The Massachussetts named the Boston Terrier it's official state dog in 1979.
The temperament of the Boston Terrier is so sweet that the breed has earned the nickname of the "American Gentleman". This is probably also because of their hair colors that gives it the air of wearing a tuxedo.
Sharing a common ancestor, Boston Terriers and French bulldogs have many resemblance and many people are often confused between the breeds. Boston Terriers are typically a little taller and weighs around 10 to 25 pounds. French Bulldogs are shorter and weighs around 22 to 30 pounds. The life span of the Boston Terriers is generally longer (around 11 to 15 years) than the French Bulldogs (around 8 to 10 years).
Sergeant Stubby served for 18 months as a member of the 26th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army. He was locating wounded soldiers, detecting poison gas attacks and he has been responsible for capturing a German spy. Stubby achieved the rank of Sergeant. He was even celebrated as a national hero.
There are many celebrities who are or have been owners of Boston Terriers dogs including Rose Mcgowan, Denise Richards, Famke Janssen, Helen Keller, Joan Rivers, Allison Sweeney, Louis Armstrong, Gerald Ford, Robin Williams, Marylin Manson, Brendon Urie...
I have a red Boston and he is my sole mate. I love him to death but they have alot of health issues. I wish the breeders would do better to breed some of these issues out.
I love Boston Terriers I have had the privilege of knowing eight unique personalities in my life. Four generations of girls all grandmothers , mothers and daughters. Loved each and everyone of them. 🥰