8 Interesting Facts about the Boston Terrier Breed

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People from all around the world loves the Boston Terrier breed of dog. The Boston Terrier is a unique dog breed with it’s own history. 🙂

This beautiful dog breed has some interesting facts. Here are 8 interesting facts about the Boston Terrier breed of dog!

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1. The Boston Terrier was the First Dog Breed to be Developed in the Unites States

The origins of some dog breeds are lost in history but not the Boston Terrier. It is a cross of an English bulldog with an English terrier. The original ancestors of the breed were bred in Boston in around 1870. The Boston Terrier was later first recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1893.

The Boston Terrier was the First Dog Breed to be Devolopped in the Unites States

2. Boston Terriers were Bred as Rodent Hunters and even to be Fighting Dogs

They were originally bred as rodent hunters and even for pit fighting. They were much larger and heavier than they are today. They were weighing around 44 pounds. Nowadays most Boston Terriers typically weigh around half that size. They are energetic and friendly companion animals.

Boston Terriers were Originally Bred to be Fighting Dogs

3. Many Boston Terriers needs a Caesarean Section when Giving Birth

That’s because their head size are proportionally larger than their body size. Many time, Boston Terrier puppies are delivered via Caesarean Section (C-Section) to make sure they are safe.

Many Boston Terriers needs a Caesarean Section when Giving Birth

4. The Boston Terrier has been the Official State Dog of the Massachusetts since 1979

The first Boston Terriers were bred in Boston in around 1870. The Massachussetts named the Boston Terrier it’s official state dog in 1979.

The Boston Terrier has been the Official State Dog of the Massachusetts since 1979

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