The Boston Terrier was developed as a fighting dog after the American Civil War. The ancestor of most Boston terriers was a “Hooper’s Judge” dog that was sold to a man in Boston in 1870. He’s a mixture of a white English Terrier and an English Bulldog. In 1891, the name was changed to the Boston Terrier, named for the city of origin.
He’s an intelligent, lively canine with a dapper appearance and is most suited to being a family pet. He’s easy to train and prefers to stay by his owner’s side. He’s a short, dog who is coloured either seal, black or brindle and has white markings. He can vary in weight from 10 – 25 pounds and is 15 – 17 inches high.