The Boston Terrier At A Glance

Smiling Boston Terrier
The Boston Terrier At A Glance
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Believe it or not, Boston Terriers were originally bred for pit fighting. Like the local bar brawler in every hometown, the Boston Terrier was once a fearless fighter. However, unlike the hometown goon, this one-time scrapper evolved into a sophisticated little dude.

The Boston is a mixture of many breeds—the English and French Bulldogs, the Bull Terrier, the now-extinct white English Terrier, and the Boxer. Is he from Boston? Yes. Terrier? Actually, no. The Boston "Terrier" isn't even in the Terrier group; he's in Non-Sporting.

Their spunky personalities endear them to their human companions. They're intelligent, well mannered, alert, rambunctious, and, at 15 to 25 pounds, a travel-friendly size. Easy to train and frequently effective watchdogs, the Boston Terrier is good with children. However, as we all know, nothing in life is perfect. Much the same as Uncle Cecil, the Boston Terrier is prone to snoring. But if you can handle the nighttime sonorous symphony, you just may have an awesome new pal.

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