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Boston Terrier


"Lay down, pup; lay down," 
ordered the man. 
"Good doggie-lay down, I say."
"You'll have to say, 'Lie Down,' mister," declared a bystander. "That's a Boston Terrier."
- Canine Erudition

Boston Terrier puppy


Boston Terrier adult
Sir Winston of KMB

he Boston Terrier is an all-American dog, and was once the most popular breed in the United States. Originally developed in the U.S. by crossing the Bulldog and the Bull Terrier, the Boston Terrier was used for the now-illegal sport of pit-fighting. 

Now bred as a companion and watch dog, the Boston Terrier is a popular family pet.

A compact and well-muscled dog, the Boston Terrier stands up to 16 inches at the shoulder. His coat is short, smooth and sleek, and comes in dark brindle with white markings or black with white markings. This dog's size makes him easily adaptable to almost any accommodation.

The Boston Terrier is odour-free and rarely sheds, making him a desirable companion for people with allergies.

An affectionate dog, easy to care for, with a lively, intelligent nature, the Boston Terrier is a wonderful family pet. He is good with children and other pets, and enjoys playing.

He responds well to training, but can be determined and self-willed. His owner should be prepared to spend time with him. The Boston Terrier should be regularly exercised to keep in shape, and kept in a fenced-in yard.

He makes an excellent watch dog who will let you know when strangers approach! 



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Natina Gidluck, Kiss More Bostons




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Did you know?

In the Mayan calendar
the tenth day was symbolized by a dog. 
People born under that sign were believed to have great leadership powers.

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