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Funniest Boston Terrier Videos Compilation 2017 - Funny Dogs Video
Funniest Boston Terrier Videos Compilation 2017 - Funny Dogs Video
Published: 2017/06/25
Channel: Funny Animals
Boston Terrier
Boston Terrier
Published: 2008/10/15
Channel: Animal Planet
Dogs 101 - BOSTON TERRIER - Top Dog Facts About the BOSTON TERRIER
Dogs 101 - BOSTON TERRIER - Top Dog Facts About the BOSTON TERRIER
Published: 2017/03/25
Channel: Brooklyns Corner
Boston Terrier Compilation
Boston Terrier Compilation
Published: 2014/04/19
Channel: The Compilation Nation
Boston Terrier vocally upset with owner for hilarious reason
Boston Terrier vocally upset with owner for hilarious reason
Published: 2016/01/11
Channel: Rumble Viral
French Bulldog VS Boston Terrier
French Bulldog VS Boston Terrier
Published: 2017/10/12
Channel: ViralBe
Funny Boston Terrier Fails and Wins 2017- Try not to laugh or grin
Funny Boston Terrier Fails and Wins 2017- Try not to laugh or grin
Published: 2017/01/13
Channel: Pup Partner Dog Walkers
Boston Terrier Puppies - Week 6
Boston Terrier Puppies - Week 6
Published: 2014/07/08
Channel: BrownstoneBostonTerriers
The Smartest Dog: Marli the Boston Terrier
The Smartest Dog: Marli the Boston Terrier
Published: 2013/06/09
Channel: porschedriv3r
FIRST YEAR WITH BOSTON TERRIER PUPPY BROTHERS
FIRST YEAR WITH BOSTON TERRIER PUPPY BROTHERS
Published: 2017/09/05
Channel: BRANDON BROOME
Funny Cute Boston Terrier Videos!
Funny Cute Boston Terrier Videos!
Published: 2017/11/09
Channel: Sparkle Pets
Boston Terrier Madness IV
Boston Terrier Madness IV
Published: 2017/01/17
Channel: Stuart60611
Boston Terrier Tricks
Boston Terrier Tricks
Published: 2006/11/26
Channel: gpthayer
Howling Boston Terrier puppy
Howling Boston Terrier puppy
Published: 2015/03/25
Channel: Cloud9Bostons
Boston Terrier Dogs 101 Fun Facts Information Most Popular Dog Breeds - Animal Facts
Boston Terrier Dogs 101 Fun Facts Information Most Popular Dog Breeds - Animal Facts
Published: 2017/04/07
Channel: Animal Facts
Meet Pepper - Bringing Home 9 Week Old Boston Terrier Puppy!
Meet Pepper - Bringing Home 9 Week Old Boston Terrier Puppy!
Published: 2016/01/25
Channel: Dylan St. John
Puppies Boston Terrier put a smile on Baby
Puppies Boston Terrier put a smile on Baby's face | Cute puppy with baby
Published: 2017/01/17
Channel: Dog Loves Baby
Boston Terrier Compilation 2
Boston Terrier Compilation 2
Published: 2015/04/02
Channel: The Compilation Nation
15 Reasons Why Boston Terriers Are The BEST Dogs!
15 Reasons Why Boston Terriers Are The BEST Dogs!
Published: 2017/07/14
Channel: Mo Baxtah
Crazy Boston terrier in baby
Crazy Boston terrier in baby's crib! Must see!!!!
Published: 2013/05/19
Channel: KeiraAndHumphrey
Dog And Baby -  Cute Boston Terrier And Baby Are Best Friend || NEW HD
Dog And Baby - Cute Boston Terrier And Baby Are Best Friend || NEW HD
Published: 2017/06/23
Channel: MAI PM
Annabel, Boston terrier, and the young peacock.
Annabel, Boston terrier, and the young peacock.
Published: 2012/11/11
Channel: mydogfloyd
Boston Terrier bouncing on trampoline
Boston Terrier bouncing on trampoline
Published: 2009/04/29
Channel: Lyndsay Garcia
Boston Terrier Talks A LOT!!!!
Boston Terrier Talks A LOT!!!!
Published: 2011/04/25
Channel: Rue Lafayette
BRINGING HOME NEW PUPPY đŸ¶ 8 Week Old BOSTON TERRIER!
BRINGING HOME NEW PUPPY đŸ¶ 8 Week Old BOSTON TERRIER!
Published: 2017/02/01
Channel: Southern Mom
BOSTON TERRIER
BOSTON TERRIER
Published: 2017/07/18
Channel: EADD CHANNEL
Diving Boston Terrier Swims to Bottom of Pool for Frisbee
Diving Boston Terrier Swims to Bottom of Pool for Frisbee
Published: 2014/07/30
Channel: kevinandamanda
Boston Terrier puppy scared of her own fart!
Boston Terrier puppy scared of her own fart!
Published: 2016/01/13
Channel: Rumble Viral
boston terrier star trek fight
boston terrier star trek fight
Published: 2017/11/03
Channel: David Telford
Boston Terrier Snow Day!!
Boston Terrier Snow Day!!
Published: 2015/03/06
Channel: BrownstoneBostonTerriers
Boston terrier meets stuffed boston terrier
Boston terrier meets stuffed boston terrier
Published: 2013/04/12
Channel: FlyingBear
♄HANK The Boston Terrier Grooming Day! |  Nicole Collet
♄HANK The Boston Terrier Grooming Day! | Nicole Collet
Published: 2015/06/10
Channel: Nicole Collet
Boston Terrier Facts
Boston Terrier Facts
Published: 2016/10/23
Channel: Jackson the Bulldog
"Boston Terrier" perro americano muy especial.
"Boston Terrier" perro americano muy especial.
Published: 2016/12/31
Channel: animal lovers
Great Escape, The Boston Terrier Busted
Great Escape, The Boston Terrier Busted
Published: 2014/11/13
Channel: Newsflare
Funny Boston Terrier Will Get You Through Your Day!
Funny Boston Terrier Will Get You Through Your Day!
Published: 2017/08/16
Channel: Sparkle Pets
Boston Terrier Seals Swimming in Pool and off WaterFall. aka Michael Phelps
Boston Terrier Seals Swimming in Pool and off WaterFall. aka Michael Phelps
Published: 2012/06/16
Channel: Jas Hrizzo
Doglopedia - Boston Terrier
Doglopedia - Boston Terrier
Published: 2012/04/24
Channel: The Pet Collective
The Negotiation: Boston Terrier vs. French Bulldog
The Negotiation: Boston Terrier vs. French Bulldog
Published: 2017/04/19
Channel: Rumble Viral
Boston Terrier Bad Boy
Boston Terrier Bad Boy
Published: 2009/04/14
Channel: PearlJamMadness
Lila (Boston Terrier) Dog Training Boot Camp Video
Lila (Boston Terrier) Dog Training Boot Camp Video
Published: 2012/12/03
Channel: Neuman K-9 Academy, Inc.
Boston Terrier / Raza de Perro
Boston Terrier / Raza de Perro
Published: 2017/03/29
Channel: AnimaLandia
The Most Funny & Cutest Boston Terrier You Ever Did See!!!
The Most Funny & Cutest Boston Terrier You Ever Did See!!!
Published: 2017/03/16
Channel: Sparkle Pets
BOSTON TERRIER HistĂłria e Curiosidades
BOSTON TERRIER HistĂłria e Curiosidades
Published: 2017/05/06
Channel: Dicas da Mima
Dog Breeds 101 Video: Boston Terriers
Dog Breeds 101 Video: Boston Terriers
Published: 2011/12/22
Channel: DogBreedsResource
World Dog Show Leipzig 2017 - Boston Terrier
World Dog Show Leipzig 2017 - Boston Terrier
Published: 2017/11/11
Channel: Dorota Grabiec
Der HundeflĂŒsterer: Hyperaktiver Boston Terrier
Der HundeflĂŒsterer: Hyperaktiver Boston Terrier
Published: 2017/04/08
Channel: HundeflĂŒsterer Clips
Boston Terrier Having The Best Day Ever
Boston Terrier Having The Best Day Ever
Published: 2015/04/24
Channel: Nootka Street
Perro Agresivo o Mascota - Boston Terrier
Perro Agresivo o Mascota - Boston Terrier
Published: 2016/02/18
Channel: AnimaLandia
Bath time for 10-weeks Boston Terrier puppy
Bath time for 10-weeks Boston Terrier puppy
Published: 2015/03/02
Channel: Alan Phung
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Boston Terrier
Boston-terrier-carlos-de.JPG
Boston Terrier with a brindle coat
Other names Boston Bull
Boston Bull Terrier
Boxwood[1]
American Gentlemen
Origin United States
Traits
Weight 15–25 lb (7–11 kg)
Male 8 - 25 lb
Female 6 - 22 lb
Height 9–15 in (23–38 cm)
Coat Short, smooth, slick
Color Brindle
seal
black with white
Litter size 1–6 puppies
Life span 11-13 years
Classification / standards
FCI Group 9, Section 11 Small Molossian Dogs #140 standard
AKC Non-sporting standard
ANKC Group 7 (Non-Sporting) standard
CKC Group 6 - Non-Sporting standard
KC (UK) Utility standard
NZKC Non-sporting standard
UKC Companion Breeds standard
Notes State dog of Massachusetts
Domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)

The Boston Terrier is a breed of dog originating in the United States. This "American Gentleman" was accepted in 1893 by the American Kennel Club as a non-sporting breed.[2] Color and markings are important when distinguishing this breed to the AKC standard. They should be either black, brindle or seal with white markings.[3][4] Bostons are small and compact with a short tail and erect ears. The AKC says they are highly intelligent and very easily trained.[5] They are friendly and can be stubborn at times. The average life span of a Boston is around 11 to 13 years, though some can live well into their teens.[6]

The American Kennel Club ranked the Boston Terrier as the 21st most popular breed in 2016.[7][8]

History[edit]

Young Boston Terrier

The Boston terrier breed originated around 1870, when Robert C. Hooper of Boston, purchased from Edward Burnett a dog named Judge (known later as Hooper's Judge), which was of a Bull and Terrier type lineage. Hooper's Judge is either directly related to the original Bull and Terrier breeds of the 19th and early 20th centuries, or Judge is the result of modern English Bulldogs being crossed into terriers created in the 1860s for show purposes, like the White English Terrier. The American Kennel Club cites Hooper's Judge as the ancestor of almost all true modern Boston Terriers.[9]

Judge weighed over 27.5 pounds (12.5 kg). The offspring interbred with one or more French Bulldogs, providing the foundation for the Boston Terrier. Bred down in size from fighting dogs of the Bull and Terrier types, the Boston Terrier originally weighed up to 44 pounds (20 kg) (Olde Boston Bulldogge).[2] The breed was first shown in Boston in 1870. By 1889 the breed had become sufficiently popular in Boston that fanciers formed the American Bull Terrier Club, the breed's nickname, "roundheads". Shortly after, at the suggestion of James Watson (a noted writer and authority), the club changed its name to the Boston Terrier Club and in 1893 it was admitted to membership in the American Kennel Club, thus making it the first US breed to be recognized.[9] It is one of a small number of breeds to have originated in the United States. The Boston Terrier was the first non-sporting dog bred in the US.

In the early years, the color and markings were not very important. By the 20th century the breed's distinctive markings and color were written into the standard, becoming an essential feature. The Boston Terrier has lost most of its aggressive nature, preferring the company of humans, although some males will still challenge other dogs if they feel their territory is being invaded. Boston University's mascot is Rhett the Boston Terrier. The Boston Terrier is also the mascot of Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C.

Description[edit]

Female Boston Terrier
Male Boston Terrier

The Boston Terrier is a compactly built, well-proportioned dog. It has a square-looking head with erect ears and a slightly arched neck. The muzzle is short and generally wrinkle-free, with an even or a slightly undershot bite. The chest is broad and the tail is short.[4][10] According to international breed standards, the dog should weigh no more than 25 pounds (11 kg). Boston Terriers usually stand up to 15-17 inches at the withers.[3]

The American Kennel Club divides the breed into three classes: under 15 pounds, 15 pounds and under 20 pounds, 20 pounds and not exceeding 25 pounds.[9]

Coat and color[edit]

The Boston Terrier is characteristically marked with white in proportion to either black, brindle, seal (color of a wet seal, a very dark brown that looks black except in the bright sun), or a combination of the three.[9] Any other color is not accepted as a Boston Terrier by the American Kennel Club, as they are usually obtained by crossbreeding with other breeds and the dog loses its characteristic "tuxedo" appearance.[3][4]

According to the American Kennel Club, an ideal Boston Terrier should have white that covers its chest, muzzle, band around the neck, halfway up the forelegs, up to the hocks on the rear legs, and a white blaze between (but not touching) the eyes. For conformation showing, symmetrical markings are preferred.[3] Due to the Boston Terrier's markings resembling formal wear, in addition to its refined and pleasant personality, the breed is commonly referred to as the "American Gentleman."[2][9]

Behavior[edit]

Boston is a gentle breed that typically has a strong, happy-go-lucky, and friendly personality with a merry sense of humour. Bostons are generally eager to please their owner and can be easily trained. They can be very protective of their owners, which may result in aggressive and territorial behavior toward other pets and strangers. The breed requires only a minimal amount of grooming.[9]

While originally bred for fighting as well as hunting rats in garment factories, they were later down bred for companionship. They are not considered terriers by the American Kennel Club, however, but are part of the non-sporting group.[9]

Both females and males are generally quiet and bark only when necessary,[11] though early training in this regard is essential.[12][13] Their usually sensible attitude towards barking makes them excellent choices for apartment dwellers. They enjoy being around people, get along well with children, the elderly, other canines, and non-canine pets, if properly socialized.[2]

Health[edit]

A newborn Boston Terrier
A Boston Terrier performing in the Agility ring
Boston Terrier in the agility ring.

Curvature of the back, called roaching, might be caused by patella problems with the rear legs, which in turn causes the dog to lean forward onto the forelegs.[2] This might also just be a structural fault with little consequence to the dog. Many Bostons cannot tolerate excessive heat and also extremely cold weather, due to the shortened muzzle, so hot or cold weather combined with demanding exercise can bring harm to a Boston Terrier. A sensitive digestive system is also typical of Boston Terriers. In the absence of good quality, proper diet, flatulence is associated with the breed.[14] Their large and prominent eyes make Boston Terriers prone to corneal ulcers.[15]

Bostons are brachycephalic breeds. The word comes from Greek roots "Brachy," meaning short and "cephalic," meaning head. This anatomy can cause tiny nostrils, long palates and a narrow trachea. Bostons may be prone to snoring and reverse sneeze—a rapid and repeated forced inhalation through the nose—accompanied by snorting or gagging sounds used to clear the palate of mucus, which does not harm the dog in any way.[16][17] Brachycephalic dogs may be prone to complications with general anesthesia. Bostons frequently require caesarean section to give birth, with over 90% of litters in a UK Kennel Club survey delivered this way.[18][19]

Uses[edit]

In the past, Bostons were primarily pit-fighting dogs, but with their friendly and happy temperament they became a companion and rat hunter.

In modern days, aside from being an excellent companion, the Boston Terrier also excels in all sorts of canine sports. The breed is increasingly popular in dog agility competitions, obedience training, rally obedience, tracking, dock diving, flyball, weight-pulling, barn hunt and lure coursing. Being such a versatile breed and with their outgoing personality and eagerness to meet new acquaintances, the Boston Terrier is a popular therapy dog.[20]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boston Terrier". Animal World. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Meade, Scottee (2000). The Boston Terrier: An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet. Howell Book House. ISBN 1-58245-159-1.
  3. ^ a b c d American Kennel Club: Boston Terrier standard. Retrieved March 11, 2007
  4. ^ a b c Canadian Kennel Club: Boston Terrier standard. Retrieved March 11, 2007
  5. ^ "Boston Terrier - American Kennel Club". akc.org. 
  6. ^ "The Boston Terrier Club Of America". bostonterrierclubofamerica.org. 
  7. ^ http://www.akc.org/content/news/articles/most-popular-dog-breeds-full-ranking-list/?button
  8. ^ American Kennel Club 2013 Dog Registration Statistics Historical Comparisons & Notable Trends, The American Kennel Club, Retrieved 19 May 2014
  9. ^ a b c d e f g "Get to Know the Boston Terrier", 'The American Kennel Club', retrieved 19 May 2014
  10. ^ Boston Terrier Dog Breed, Information, and Pictures. (n.d.). Retrieved March 11, 2016, from; http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/bostonterrier.htm
  11. ^ Cline, Mrs. Charles D. (1995). Boston Terriers. T.F. H. Publications, Inc. ISBN 0-7938-2397-8.
  12. ^ http://www.petwave.com/Dogs/Breeds/Boston-Terrier/Personality.aspx "Early training to learn a stop barking command is essential to maintain family sanity."
  13. ^ http://bostonterriersrock.com/about-boston-terrier-dog/boston-terrier-temperament "Whilst Boston Terriers are small they are not a typical ankle biter and won’t yap or bark without reason. A well trained Boston will usually only bark when required." [emphasis added]
  14. ^ "Boston Terriers". adoptaboston.com. 
  15. ^ Boston Terrier. (n.d.). Retrieved March 11, 2016, from: http://dogtime.com/dog-breeds/boston-terrier
  16. ^ "Brachycephalic". marvistavet.com. Archived from the original on 2007-12-22. 
  17. ^ "Health Concerns: Respiratory System". Animal Health Center. New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association. Archived from the original on 2007-05-18. Retrieved 2007-04-06. 
  18. ^ Evans, K.; Adams, V. (2010). "Proportion of litters of purebred dogs born by caesarean section" (PDF). The Journal of small animal practice. 51 (2): 113–118. doi:10.1111/j.1748-5827.2009.00902.x. PMID 20136998. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-04-06. 
  19. ^ Wedderburn, Peter (6 April 2009). "Why do over 80 per cent of Bulldog births happen by caesarian section?". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  20. ^ "The Boston Terrier Club Of America". bostonterrierclubofamerica.org. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Bulanda, Susan (1994). Boston Terriers. Barron's Educational Series, Inc. ISBN 0-8120-1696-3.

External links[edit]

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