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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.

Each AKC approved purebred breed has its own national club. The mission of these “parent breed clubs” is to improve and preserve a particular breed by advancing knowledge about its history, its health and care requirements and by assuring that the breed’s form and function remain true to its historical physical type and character: A Dalmatian, for instance, should be athletic and have a natural affinity for working with horses. A Fox Terrier should have the right body size and shape, and a drive to go after vermin.

Pet owners, breeders, trainers, veterinarians, and others with a special love for a breed, join the parent breed club to meet like-minded enthusiasts and to support the club’s mission.

The national parent breed club is the first place for the public to go to learn about a breed or find a knowledgeable, experienced breeder.


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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