“Lay down, pup; lay down,” ordered the man.
“Good doggie-lay down, I say.”
“You’ll have to say, ‘Lie Down,’ mister,” declared a bystander.
“That’s a Boston Terrier.” – Canine Erudition
The Boston Terrier is an all-American dog, and was once the most popular breed in the United States. Originally developed in the U.S. by crossing the Bulldog and the Bull Terrier, the Boston were used for the now-illegal sport of pit-fighting.
Now bred as companions and watch dogs, today’s Boston is a popular family pet whose temperament has earned him the nickname “the American Gentleman”.
A compact and well-muscled dog, the Boston stands up to 16 inches at the shoulder. His coat is short, smooth and sleek, and comes in dark brindle with white markings or black with white markings. This dog’s size makes him easily adaptable to almost any accommodation.
Photos displayed courtesy of Natina Gidluck, Kiss More Bostons, Saskatchewan
An affectionate dog, easy to care for, with a lively, intelligent nature, Bostons are wonderful family pets. They are good with children and other pets, and enjoy playing.
They respond well to training, but can be determined and self-willed. Their owners should be prepared to spend time with them. Boston Terriers should be regularly exercised to keep in shape, and kept in a fenced-in yard.
They make excellent watch dogs who will let you know when strangers approach!