8 Interesting Facts about the Boston Terrier Breed

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    First american dog breed, originally bred to be fighting dogs, born via c-section and the official state dog of the Massachusetts.

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    5. The Boston Terrier is Nicknamed the “American Gentleman”

    The temperament of the Boston Terrier is so sweet that the breed has earned the nickname of the “American Gentleman”. This is probably also because of their hair colors that gives it the air of wearing a tuxedo.

    The Boston Terrier is Nicknamed the "American Gentleman"

    6. Boston Terriers are often confused with French Bulldogs

    Sharing a common ancestor, Boston Terriers and French bulldogs have many resemblance and many people are often confused between the breeds. Boston Terriers are typically a little taller and weighs around 10 to 25 pounds. French Bulldogs are shorter and weighs around 22 to 30 pounds. The life span of the Boston Terriers is generally longer (around 11 to 15 years) than the French Bulldogs (around 8 to 10 years).

    Boston Terriers are often confused with French Bulldogs

    7. America’s First War Dog was a Boston Terrier named Sergeant Stubby, a Hero of World War I

    Sergeant Stubby served for 18 months as a member of the 26th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army. He was locating wounded soldiers, detecting poison gas attacks and he has been responsible for capturing a German spy. Stubby achieved the rank of Sergeant. He was even celebrated as a national hero.

    America's First War Dog was a Boston Terrier named Sergeant Stubby, a Hero of World War I

    8. Boston Terriers are Owned by some Famous People

    There are many celebrities who are or have been owners of Boston Terriers dogs including Rose Mcgowan, Denise Richards, Famke Janssen, Helen Keller, Joan Rivers, Allison Sweeney, Louis Armstrong, Gerald Ford, Robin Williams, Marylin Manson, Brendon Urie…

    Boston Terriers are Owned by some Famous People

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    Cydni
    My mom gifted a baby Boston to my dad when his lung cancer was determined to be terminal. From the litter of a family’s pair of Bostons, my dad chose a male that had a triangle of white on the back of his neck; it matched the triangular patch of hair regrowing on the back of his neck after radiation. Mickey was his constant companion, bringing joy to every day. Mickey joined our family upon my dad’s death. He was such a loving and loyal friend for several years. Nine months after Mickey’s death, I was able to choose my… Read more »
    Blondie Dean

    I want one with a big mouth and bites

    Stan Boston

    I’m not large I’m an original.

    Rudy - The Boston Terrier
    This would be great if the facts stated therein were actually true and correct facts. Boston terriers were NOT originally created, nor bred to be fighting dogs. Instead, boston terriers were created to be a more healthy companion dog. The first ever dog breed which was bred and created for no other purpose than human companionship was the English White Terrier. However, the English White Terrier had many major health problems. Therefore, the English White Terrier was mixed with the English Bulldog to create a more healthy companion dog which is now the Boston Terrier. But because dog breeding science… Read more »
    anon

    well check your facts.

    Boston lover

    Would like to know the source of your “facts”. I googled the breed & every thing I read confirmed the 8 facts with Wikipedia being the first.

    Anonymous

    That wasn’t interesting at all