region United States
cut about 40cm
weight max weight:25 min weight:5 average weight:10
dress short and smooth hair
federation FCI nomenclature group 9 section 11 no 140
The Boston Terrier (Boston Terrier) is a small-sized molossoid dog from the United States. Abilities Companion dog Care No specific grooming. To participate in canine competitions, dogs of this breed must preferably have a white muzzle, a white stripe on the top of the head, on the neck and chest, on the front legs and below the elbows. The Boston Terrier requires little care. Curling with a soft glove from time to time, maintenance of the ears and claws as well as facial folds with a special lotion, will suffice. Since 1979, the Boston Terrier has been the official state dog of Massachusetts". Since November 15, 1922, the Boston Terrier Rhett has been the official mascot of Boston University.
The breed is nicknamed "American gentleman", due to its American origins and pleasant character. The Boston Terrier is a 100% American creation. Around 1870, a certain William O'Brien, of Boston, sold an imported dog called Judge to a man named Robert C. Hooper, also a Bostonian. This dog, known as "Hooper's Judge" was bred to a white Bull-type female dog belonging to Edward Burnett, and named "Gyp" (or "Kate"). This cross produced, in particular, an individual nicknamed "Well's Elph", which was, with "Hooper's Judge" the ancestor of practically all modern Boston Terriers. The descendants of the first specimens were probably crossed with the French Bulldog, which reduced the size of the breed, whose initial weight could reach twenty kilos. In 1889, about thirty amateurs from around Boston organized the American Bull Terrier Club. They exhibited dogs known as Round Heads, Boston Bulls, or sometimes Boston Bull Terriers. The use of the term Bull and the confusion it could cause ended up irritating Bulldog and Bull Terrier enthusiasts, while the official authorities, who doubted the stability of this new breed, still hesitated to recognize it officially. The amateurs did not take offense and, in 1891, nevertheless created the Boston Terrier Club of America. The American Kennel Club finally recognized the breed in 1893. It was in fact the first native breed recognized by the AKC. At some point in the 1920s, the Boston Terrier was so popular in the United States that it accounted for 20-30% of dogs entered in competitions. The introduction of the Boston Terrier in France dates back to 1927.
Intelligent, affectionate, he is playful and lively on occasion and has a sense of humor. Sure of himself, he makes a good watchdog who barks little. It is easy to excite but also to calm down. He is very loyal and very careful with children. It is chilly and very sticky on winter days. He is gentle and generally gets along very well with his peers, other animals and children.