While the Boston Terrier was originally bred to be a fighting dog, they are far from fighters today. These 10-25 pound pups are known to be one of the most gentle and affectionate breeds and love being in the company of people. This doggo can be physically identified by its broad flat-nosed face, straight silky coat, large erect ears, and huge round puppy eyes. Their coat resembles the pattern of a tuxedo and from this, they earned the nickname “Little American Gentleman”.
This breed originated in the late 19th century in Boston, Massachusetts. Their history is not entirely clear, but the leading theory is that they were initially a mix between the Bulldog and the now extinct English White Terrier to create a new dog-fighting breed. Thankfully, dog fighting became a thing of the past soon after they were introduced, and they quickly transitioned into the fun, playful, loving dogs that we know today. The breed has always been popular, and in 1915 they were considered the most popular dog breed in the United States.
The Boston Terrier may be small, but these little guys are muscular and sturdy and can hold their ground. They also have tons of energy, so exercising them daily is an absolute must. They will often have spurs of hyperactivity which is hard to control. These energetic moments are better known as ‘zoomies’. Their energetic streaks can sometimes get them into some trouble with their owners, but their puppy eyes usually assist them in getting away with just about anything!
These dogs are considered to be highly intelligent and can sometimes be pretty stubborn. They are trainable but will require persistent effort to be well trained. Any Boston Terrier owner will tell you that the best part about owning them is the amount of love that they give. They will quickly become your best pal from the moment you bring them home and will always remain loyal. You can be sure that they will have their naughty streaks, but nobody ever said a little excitement around the house was a bad thing!
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