Boston Terrier


"Intelligent, eager, and full of initiative, Bostons "are big dogs in little bodies"...

"The first U.S.-originated breed admitted to the American Kennel Club... a cross between an English Bulldog and an English Terrier... the American Gentleman -- as he's nicknamed...

"They're so intuitive, I think they read minds" (51).

Boston Terrier Club of America

"Known health problems: Luxating patellas (kneecaps that slip out of place), cataracts and deafness...

"...owner praises the breed's smooth, easy-care coat. "There's less grooming with the Boston than with almost any other dog"... You just wipe them down with a wash cloth after playing outdoors"...

"Bostons require continuous mental grooming. "They like to be shown things," Crook says. "They never stop learning."

"A brachycephalic breed (having a shortened skull), the Boston is susceptible to overheating and breathing trouble...

"Prospective Boston owners "must make their dogs a priority"...because the dogs "take things so personally"" (Terry Winkelmann. "American Gentleman." Dog Fancy, June 2004: 50-52).


Colby Glass, MLIS