If you’re a fan of Boston Terriers, simply continue reading to discover a fun list of fun facts about Boston Terriers.
11 Facts about Boston Terriers:
1. Boston Terriers were initially bred to fight in underground dog fights
While Boston Terriers are known for their gentle, friendly personalities, you may be surprised to find that Boston Terriers were initially bred to compete in brutal, dog fights. Boston Terriers were bred from crossing English Bulldogs with English Terriers.
It’s interesting to note that modern day Boston Terriers are now significantly smaller than their ancestors, due to the fact that Boston Terriers were no longer bred to be larger, when the popularity of underground dog fights started to decrease.
2. Boston Terriers were the first dog breed created in the USA
The Boston Terrier was the first dog breed to be bred in the USA.
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3. Boston Terriers have the nickname American gentlemen
As Boston Terriers were bred in the USA and are known for their distinctive tuxedo like markings, they are often referred to by the nickname American gentlemen.
4. Boston Terriers were first known by a completely different name
Before they were known as Boston Terriers, Boston Terriers were known as American Bull Terriers. One of the reasons for the name change was that Boston Terriers had much longer faces than Bull Terriers.
5. Boston Terriers are the offical state dog of the state of Massachusetts
In 1979 Massachusetts named the Boston Terrier their official state dog. Which makes sense as the city which Boston Terriers were named after Boston is located in the state of Massachusetts.
6. Boston Terriers are not real terriers
While you may assume that Boston Terriers are a breed of terrier, Boston Terriers are excluded from the terrier category by the American Kennel Club.
7. Helen Keller owned a Boston Terrier
Helen Keller who is famous for being the first deaf and blind individual to earn a degree was gifted a Boston Terrier by her fellow students at Radcliffe College.
8. As Boston Terriers are incredibly intelligent, they are great at learning tricks
As an example, a Boston Terrier by the name of Dexter became an internet sensation after he mastered the art of skateboarding.
9. A wide variety of celebrities have adopted a Boston Terrier
Examples of some A list celebrities who have owned a Boston Terrier include Robin Williams, Famke Jensen, Joan Rivers, Jake Gyllenhall, Rose Mc Gowan and Christy Turlington.
10. The Boston Terrier is the University of Boston’s mascot
The Boston Terrier is the University of Boston’s mascot and the university’s student body are referred to collectively as terriers. Furthermore the university’s mascot is named Rhett after the character Rhett Butler from the iconic film “Gone With the Wind”.
11. Boston Terriers are often confused with French Bulldogs
As both French Bulldogs and Boston Terriers have a similar shape and are white and black, people often find it difficult to tell the two breeds apart.
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