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8 Interesting Facts about the Boston Terrier Breed

on January 13, 2023

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!

 

1. The Boston Terrier was the First Dog Breed to be Developed in the Unites States

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.

The Boston Terrier is the First Dog Breed to be Developed in the United States

2. Boston Terriers were Bred as Rodent Hunters and even to be Fighting Dogs

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.

3. Many Boston Terriers needs a Caesarean Section when Giving Birth

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.

Many Boston Terriers need Caesarean Section when giving birth

4. The Boston Terrier has been the Official State Dog of the Massachusetts since 1979

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 Boston Terrier has been the Official Dog of the Massachusetts since 1979

5. The Boston Terrier is Nicknamed the "American Gentleman"

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.

The Boston Terrier is nicknamed the American Gentleman

6. Boston Terriers are often confused with French Bulldogs

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).

Boston Terriers are often confused with French Bulldogs

7. America's First War Dog was a Boston Terrier named Sergeant Stubby, a Hero of World War I

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.

America's First War Dog was a Boston Terrier named Sergeant Stubby, a Hero of World War I

8. Boston Terriers are Owned by some Famous People

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...

Boston Terriers are Owned by some Famous People
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2 comments
by Rona Shackelford on January 14, 2023

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.

by Starr Baker on January 13, 2023

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. 🥰

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