The well-mannered demeanor of the Boston Terrier has earned him the nickname “The American Gentleman.” An affectionate companion, this terrier enjoys being close to his family. The breed was developed in Boston by crossing English Bulldogs, French Bulldogs and some terrier breeds. The Boston Terrier is easy to train and requires moderate exercise and minimal grooming.
The Boston Terrier was originally called the American Bull Terrier.
Following the Civil War, this breed was developed in the stables of Boston as a fighting dog.
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