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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LIZ GOFF
LIZ GOFF

Too bad you didn’t check your spelling.

Cydni
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.