Boston Terrier History
The Boston terrier is a breed of small and compact dog that originated in America in the late 19th century. It is believed to be a cross between an English Bulldog and a White English Terrier though its exact heritage remains unknown. The breed initially gained popularity among New Englanders as it was well suited for ratting, sporting competitions, and fighting. It was first recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 1893 under their non-sporting group classification. Later he received recognition under the correct breed designation of Boston Terriers in 1907 when they were officially admitted into AKC’s Toy Group. In modern times, Boston Terriers have become beloved family dogs due to their friendly disposition, intelligence, loyalty, low-maintenance grooming needs, and adaptability to both large households with children or small apartments with retired seniors alike.
Boston Terrier Characteristics