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Boston Terriers  

 

The “All American” Boston Terrier is widely known for its merry, captivating personality and intelligence and is one of our most beloved breeds. Oddly enough, they were originally developed as fighting dogs in the stables of Boston, Massachusetts following the Civil War. “Hooper’s Judge”, an imported bulldog/terrier cross became the foundation for almost all modern Boston Terriers and they became an official breed in 1891. Their dapper appearance and genteel nature has earned them the nickname “the American Gentleman” as well as great popularity as a companion and house pet. Their grooming and exercise needs are moderate, making them suitable for apartment life. They are very trainable and crave the company and attention of their people.

Boston Terrier Club of America   

 

Data & Facts

Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Chordata
Class - Mammalia
Order - Carnivora
Family - Canidae
Genus - Canis
Species - Canis Lupus
Subspecies - Canis Lupus Familiaris
Breed - Boston Terrier

 

 


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